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Call for Nominations for the 2015 CAMWS First Book Award

The Subcommittee on the CAMWS First Book Award asks for your help in identifying distinguished first scholarly books (or digital equivalents) in the field of classical studies (including, but not limited to, the languages, literatures, history, religions, philosophy, art, architecture, archaeology, economy, and reception of Greek and Roman antiquity) published by CAMWS members in 2012, 2013, or 2014. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations of pedagogical books should be sent to Christina Clark, chair of the Subcommittee on the First Book Award at firstbook@camws.org. 

Please note that nominated authors must be members of the Association in good standing and for at least the previous year. Please send titles and publishing information to Christina Clark by email (firstbook@camws.org) and ask the publisher to send 6 copies of the book to her at the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178.

The Committee will close its list for the 2015 award on September 1, 2014.

Books published after that date may be considered for the 2016 award.

The current committee's guidelines for awards include

  • excellent quality
  • wide significance within its genre
  • awareness of international trends in its field

All other factors being equal, the committee is looking for something that shifts the conversation substantially in the area covered by the book.

The recipients of this award are announced at the annual business meeting.

2014 Recipient

The recipient of the 2014 CAMWS First Book Award was Ian Moyer of the University of Michigan for his book Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism (Cambridge, 2011).

Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism cover

Subcommittee on the CAMWS Award for CAMWS First Book 

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