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ECRSA lunch @ ASEEES 2013
George Munro and Steven Usitalo are organizing an ECRSA lunchtime meeting during the upcoming ASEEES conference in Boston. George has been in contact with Legal Sea Foods, and they have a room that we could reserve for our meeting. The room holds 20 people. They require that we spend a minimum of $400.00.
The prix fixe menu is 25.00. If we can get commitments from 16 people, we will of course meet the $400.00 minimum.
The lunchtime meeting would be at noon on Friday, November 22.
This meeting would be a wonderful time to also present the Third Annual Raeff Prize.
Please feel free to check the Legal Sea Foods website http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/boston-copley-place. Do contact either George (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steven (email@example.com) if you are interested. We need to move, rather quickly, in making a reservation.
Marc Raeff Prize 2013
The Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association, an affiliate organization of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now accepting submissions for the third annual Marc Raeff Book Prize; and we encourage your press to submit relevant entries to the members of the prize committee (listed below).
The Raeff Book Prize is awarded annually for a publication that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for understanding Imperial Russia, particularly during the long eighteenth-century. The recipient of the award will be recognized with a cash prize, which will be presented in November 2013, during the ASEEES annual convention. The award is sponsored by the ECRSA and named in honor of Marc Raeff (1923-2008), historian, teacher, and dix-huitièmiste par excellence.
- The publication must be a monograph, translation, or reference work about any aspect of the long eighteenth century, on any of the territories of the former imperial Russian state. Textbooks, festschrifts, and edited collections of essays are not eligible unless they constitute significant and innovative contributions to the field.
- The submitted work must bear a copyright date of either one or two years preceding the award year (e.g. for the 2013 competition the published copyright date should be 2012 or 2013).
- It can be published in any language read by members of the ECRSA Prize Selection Committee (including Russian) and in any format (analog or digital).
- The geographic area of study is broadly defined as the territories of the former imperial Russian state and the Soviet Union. The publication must deal in whole or in part with the long eighteenth century, here defined as the period from the last quarter of the seventeenth-century to the first quarter of the nineteenth-century.
- Books that have received other prizes are eligible.
- Scholarly merit, originality, and felicity of style will be the main criteria for selection. Submissions from scholars who are less than ten (10) years from receiving their doctoral degree are particularly encouraged.
- Authors or publishers should send one copy of eligible publication to each ECRSA Prize Selection Committee member (see addresses below) AND to the ASEEES main office.
- Submissions should be clearly marked “Marc Raeff Book Prize.”
- Nominations must be received no later than 15 July 2013.
- Award winners will be personally notified of the award prior to 1 October 2013.
Composition of ECRSA Prize Selection Committee:
University of Southern California
Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures,THH 255
University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4353
Steven A. Usitalo
Northern State University
Department of History and Geography Tech Center 369 1200 South Jay Street Aberdeen, SD 57401
Maria Di Salvo
Viale XI Febbraio
John W. Randolph, President, ECRSA [ex-officio]
309 Gregory Hall, MC-466
Department of History
University of Illinois
810 S. Wright St.