Past Winners of the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History

2017- Aileen M. Kelly, The Discovery of Chance: The Life and Thought of Alexander Herzen (Harvard University Press)

      Honorable Mention: Mark Bassin, The Gumilev Mystique: Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the                Construction of Community in Modern Russia (Cornell University Press)

2016 - Adeeb Khalid, Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR (Cornell University Press)

Honorable Mention: Eileen Kane, Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca (Cornell University Press)

2015 - Agnes Nilufer Kefeli, Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy (Cornell University Press)

Honorable Mention: Willard Sunderland, The Baron's Cloak: A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution (Cornell University Press)

2014 - Stephen K. BataldenRussian Bible Wars: Modern Scriptural Translation and Cultural Authority (Cambridge University Press)

Honorable Mention: James Mace WardPriest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia (Cornell University Press)

2013 - Scott Ury, Barricades and Banners: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry (Stanford University Press)

Honorable Mentions: 

Jonathan BoltonWorlds of Dissent: Charter 77, The Plastic People of the Universe, and Czech Culture under Communism (Harvard University Press)
Christina Ezrahi, Swans of the Kremlin: Ballet and Power in Soviet Russia (University of Pittsburgh Press)

2012 - Tracy McDonald, Face to the Village: The Riazan Countryside Under Soviet Rule, 1921-1930 (University of Toronto Press)

Honorable Mentions:

Wendy Z. GoldmanInventing the Enemy: Denunciation and Terror in Stalin’s Russia (Cambridge University Press)
Barbara Alpern Engel, Breaking the Ties That Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia (Cornell University Press)

2011 - Matthew Lenoe, The Kirov Murder and Soviet History (Yale University Press)

Honorable Mention: Rochelle Goldberg RuthchildEquality and Revolution: Women's Rights in the Russian Empire, 1905-1917 (University of Pittsburgh Press)

2010 - Robert EdelmanSpartak Moscow: A History of the People's Team in the Workers' State (Cornell University Press)

Honorable Mentions:

Howard LouthanConverting Bohemia: Force and Persuasion in the Catholic Reformation (Cambridge University Press)
Christine Ruane, The Empire's New Clothes: A History of the Russian Fashion Industry, 1700-1917 (Yale University Press)

2009 - Elena ShulmanStalinism on the Frontier of Empire: Women and State Formation in the Soviet Far East, (Cambridge University Press)

Honorable Mention: Lewis H. Siegelbaum, Cars for Comrades: The Life of the Soviet Automobile (Cornell University Press)