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2016
Middle East and Islamic Studies

Qur’ans of the Umayyads: a First Overview by François Déroche is the 2016 I.R. Iran World Book of the Year. 

2016
Middle East and Islamic Studies

Dr. Karin Scheper has been awarded the De La Court Prize by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences for her PhD research on Islamic bookbinding, which resulted in a book publication with Brill: The Technique of Islamic Bookbinding.
The prize of € 7,500 is intended for someone who has done unpaid and independent research.

 

2016
Middle East and Islamic Studies

The Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian Sources in the Comprehensive Book of Rhazes by Prof. Oliver Kahl has been selected by the jury of the World Award for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran as one the best books of the year in the field of Islamic/Iranian Studies.

2016
African Studies

The Arabic Literature of Africa Volume 5 (2 vols.) is the recipient of the African Studies Association’s 2016 Conover-Porter Award. The award has been presented during the Awards Ceremony at the 59th Annual Meeting, on December 3 2016, Washington DC.

2015
Middle East and Islamic Studies

Dimitri Gutas was awarded the 2015 I.R. Iran World Award for the Book of the Year for Avicenna and the Aristotelian Tradition: Introduction to Reading Avicenna's Philosophical Works. Second, Revised and Enlarged Edition, Including an Inventory of Avicenna’s Authentic Works (also available in paperback) in the field of Islamic/Iranian Studies.

2015
Middle East and Islamic Studies

Anne-Sylvie Boisliveau was awarded the 2015 I.R. Iran World Award for the Book of the Year for Le Coran par lui-même: Vocabulaire et argumentation du discours coranique autoréférentiel in the field of Islamic/Iranian Studies.

2015
African Studies

The 2015 CIES Joyce Cain Award for Distinguished Research on People of African Descent has been awarded to Professor Ali A. Abdi, University of British Columbia, for his article “Decolonizing Educational and Social Development Platforms in Africa, in the special issue of African and Asian Studies, 12 (1-2, 2013) entitled: “The Owl of Minerva on a Baobab Tree, Schooling, and African Awakening: Half a Century of Post-Colonial Education for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

2015
Theology and World Christianity

Amos Yong was awarded the 2015 Frederick J. Streng Award for Excellence in Buddhist-Christian Studies for his book The Cosmic Breath: Spirit and Nature in the Christianity-Buddhism-Science Trialogue, published at Brill in 2012 as a part of the Philosophical Studies in Science and Religion Book Series. Congratulations!

2015
Literature and Cultural Studies

“Entangled Subjects” by Michèle Grossman published in Brill | Rodopi’s Cross/Cultures book series, is this year's joint winner of the ASAL Walter McCrae Russell Award. The prize is awarded for 'the best book of literary scholarship on an Australian subject published in the preceding two calendar years'.

2015
Classical Studies

The winner of the second "Jozef IJsewijn Prize for best first book on a Neo-Latin topic" (triennium 2012-2015) is Valéry Berlincourt, Commenter la Thébaïde (16e-19e s.). Caspar von Barth et la tradition exégétique de Stace, Mnemosyne Supplements 354 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2013).