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The Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize in Islamic Art and Culture

The Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize in Islamic Visual Culture

Submission deadline: November 15, 2016

The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) is pleased to invite submissions for the 2017 Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize for the best unpublished article written by a junior scholar (pre-dissertation to three years after the Ph.D. degree) on any aspect of Islamic visual culture. Awarded annually by HIAA, this prize is named in memory of Margaret Bentley Ševčenko, the first and long‐serving Managing Editor of Muqarnas, a journal devoted to the visual culture of the Islamic world and sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and at MIT.

The competition is open to HIAA members only. As well as receiving an award of $500, the recipient of the prize will be announced at HIAA’s annual business meeting. The winning essay will also be considered for publication by the Muqarnas Editorial Board.

Submission must include the paper in both Word and PDF format, and a separate sheet with the author’s contact information (address, telephone number, and email address). A letter of recommendation for the paper should be sent separately by the author’s adviser or referee.

All materials should be submitted by email to Ünver Rüstem urustem@jhu.edu by November 15, 2016.