Omeljan Pritsak Book Prize in Ukrainian Studies

The Omeljan Pritsak Book Prize in Ukrainian Studies, established in 2019 and sponsored by the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, recognizes a distinguished book in the field of Ukrainian studies that was published in the previous calendar year. The Pritsak Prize carries a cash award and is presented annually at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

The primary founder of Harvard’s Ukrainian Research Institute and the first Mykhailo S. Hrushevs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard, Omeljan Pritsak was an esteemed scholar of broad scope and erudition, who treated Ukrainian history and culture in close connection with the history and culture of its neighbors.

Rules of eligibility for the Omeljan Pritsak Book Prize in Ukrainian Studies competition are as follows:

  • The copyright date inside the book must list the previous calendar year as the date of publication (for example, the book must have been published in 2018 to be eligible for the 2019 competition).
  • Only works originally published in English are eligible. Authors may be of any nationality. The book must be a monograph, preferably by a single author, or by no more than two authors.
  • The competition is open to works in any discipline, dealing with any aspect of Ukrainian studies, including the works that put Ukrainian experiences in a broad comparative context.
  • Textbooks, translations, bibliographies, and reference works are ineligible.

Participants are asked to fill out and submit this form to notify the Association of your intent to nominate a publication for ASEEES prizes.

Send one copy of eligible monograph to each Committee member (see addresses below) AND to the ASEEES main office (address in the footnote). Nominations must be received no later than April 15 of a prize year.  

Submissions should be clearly marked “Omeljan Pritsak Book Prize.” If you would like to receive an acknowledgment that your nomination was received please enclose with the copy mailed to the ASEEES main office a note with your e-mail address or a self-addressed stamped envelope or a postcard.

The winner of the 2019 Pritsak Book prize will be chosen by the following scholars:

TBD