DAAD/GSA Book Prizes, Germanistik/Cultural Studies and History/Social Sciences

It gives us a great deal of pleasure to announce the competition for the TWO 2020 DAAD BOOK PRIZES OF THE GERMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION.

These extremely prestigious prizes are  funded through the North American office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and carry an award of $1,000 each.

In 2020 the DAAD/GSA Book Prize for the Best Book in Germanistik or Cultural Studies will be awarded to the best book in those fields published in 2019. Inquiries, nominations, and submissions should be sent to the committee chair, Professor B. Venkat Mani (University of Wisconsin—Madison, bvmani@wisc.edu), by 20 February 2020. The other members of the committee are Professors Claudia Breger (Columbia University) and Paul Fleming (Cornell University). Their addresses are shown below.

In 2020 the DAAD/GSA Book Prize for the Best Book in History or Social Sciences will be awarded to the best book in those fields published in 2019. Inquiries, nominations, and submissions should be sent to the committee chair, Professor James Brophy (University of Delaware, jbrophy@undel.edu), by 20 February 2020. The other members of the committee are Professors Ofer Ashkenazi (Hebrew University) and Belinda Davis (Rutgers University). Their addresses are shown below.

Under the provision of the DAAD grant, eligibility is restricted to authors who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and Canada. Translations, editions, anthologies, memoirs, and books that have been previously published are not eligible.

The prizes will be presented during the banquet at the GSA Annual Conference, which in 2020 will take place in Washington, DC, on 2 October 2020.

We very much hope that you will nominate a recent title or titles from your list for consideration by this year's GSA Book Prize Committee. If you do so, please send one copy of each title (i.e., three copies in all) BY 20 FEBRUARY 2020 to EACH of the members of the Committee, whose names are shown below. PLEASE SEND THE BOOKS TO THE ADDRESSES SHOWN BELOW. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (director@thegsa.org) or the chairs of the two prize committees named above.

Many thanks for your willingness to help us honor and publicize the most distinguished published works in our fields, and in a context where they will get a very great deal of positive attention.

The Committee members are:

GERMANISTIK OR CULTURAL STUDIES:

Professor B. Venkat Mani (chair)
Dept. of German, Nordic, Slavic
University of Wisconsin – Madison
818 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison WI 53706

bvmani@wisc.edu

Professor Claudia Breger
Department of Germanic Languages
Columbia University
414 Hamilton Hall
1130 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027

cb3328@columbia.edu

 

Professor Paul Fleming
A. D. White House
Cornell University
121 Presidents Drive
Ithaca, NY 14853
USA

paul.fleming@cornell.edu

HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES:

Professor James Brophy (chair)
Dept. of History
Munroe Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

jbrophy@udel.edu

Professor Ofer Ashkenazi
Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
University of Pennsylvania
420 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

ofer.ashkenazi@mail.huji.ac.il

Professor Belinda Davis
331 E. Gowen Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119

bedavis@rutgers.edu