Aleksandr Turbin, History Department, UIC

The editors of Ab Imperio are delighted to announce the winners of the seventh annual Ab Imperio Award for 2023, for the best study in new imperial history and history of diversity in Northern Eurasia, up to the late twentieth century.

1) Best book:
Oscar Sanchez-Sibony, The Soviet Union and the Construction of the Global Market: Energy and the Ascent of Finance in Cold War Europe, 1964–1971 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023). 248 pp., ill. Bibliography. Index. ISBN: 978-1-108-83454-4 (and for the explanatory model this book has elaborated in tandem with this author’s Red Globalization: The Political Economy of the Soviet Cold War from Stalin to Khrushchev (2014)).
Special mention : Борис Чухович. Дружба, любовь, вечность Усто Мумина. Прага: Artguide s.r.o и Музей современного искусства «Гараж», 2023. 432 с., илл. Библиография. ISBN 978-80-908899-1-0275.
2) Best article in a peer-reviewed academic journal or chapter in a scholarly collection:
Stephan Rindlisbacher and Alun Thomas, “Paths Not Taken: How Did Nomadism Affect Border-Making during National Delimitation in Central Asia?,” Ab Imperio 24, no. 2 (2023): 117–141.
Special mention: Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky, “Letters from the Ottoman Empire: Migration from the Caucasus and Russia’s Pan-Islamic Panic,” Slavic Review 82, no. 2 (2023): 311–333.
3) Best dissertation chapter:
Brian Fairley, “Dissected Listening: A Media History of Georgian Polyphony” (New York University, 2023).
This round of competition is over! The call for nominations for the 2024 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 (1/2024) is now available at https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/52539

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