The editors of Ab Imperio are delighted to announce the winners of the sixth annual Ab Imperio Award for 2022, for the best study in new imperial history and history of diversity in Northern Eurasia, up to the late twentieth century.
1) Best book:
Andrii Portnov, Dnipro: An Entangled History of a European City (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2022). 374 pp., ill. Bibliography. Index. ISBN: 979-8-88719-102-7.
Special mention: Claire P. Kaiser, Georgian and Soviet: Entitled Nationhood and the Specter of Stalin in the Caucasus (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2022). 275 pp., ill. Bibliography. Index. ISBN: 978-1-5017-6679-4.
2) Best article in a peer-reviewed academic journal or chapter in a scholarly collection:
Edyta M. Bojanowska, “Was Tolstoi a Colonial Landlord? The Dilemmas of Private Property and Settler Colonialism on the Bashkir Steppe,” Slavic Review 81, no. 2 (Summer 2022): pp. 324–348.
Special mention: Robert Kindler, “American Russia: Fur Seals, Empire, and Conflict in the Northern Pacific after 1867,” Ab Imperio 23, no. 1 (2022): pp. 166–190.
3) Best dissertation chapter:
Roy Bar Sadeh, “Recasting Minority: Islamic Modernists between South Asia, the Middle East, and the World, 1856–1947” (Columbia University, 2022).
Special mention: Anastasiia Strakhova, “Selective Emigration: Border Control and the Jewish Escape in Late Imperial Russia, 1881–1914” (Emory University, 2022).
This round of competition is over! The call for nominations for the 2023 publication awards will be announced in the fall at https://sites.google.com/view/abimperioaward.
The award is sponsored by the independent international nonprofit nongovernmental educational organization KRES Poliskola (New York and Riga).
Ab Imperio Quarterly is an international humanities and social sciences peer-reviewed journal dedicated to studies in new imperial history and the interdisciplinary and comparative study of nationalism and nationalities in the post-Soviet space. The Journal serves as an international forum for scholars reflecting on historical and contemporary encounters with diversity in composite societies.
The latest issue of Ab Imperio (4/2022) is now available at https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/49443.