International Congress of Belarusian Studies announces short list of the award for for the best scientific publication on Belarus for foreign researchers in the social sciences and humanities.
Unlike the award for the best scientific publication, which is given since 2013, this award was established to identify the works created by authors of non-Belarusian origin, who never lived or worked in Belarus. The award aims to mark the works works which made a significant contribution to the development of knowledge about Belarus in the world.
Balmaceda, Margarita. Living the High Life in Minsk. Russian Energy Rents, Domestic Populism and Belarus’ Impending Crisis. Central European University Press, 2014. 234 pages.
Bemporad, Elissa. Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk. Indiana University Press, 2013. 292 pages.
Beorn, Waitman Wade. Marching into Darkness. The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus. Harvard University Press, 2014. 336 pages.
Kaganovitch, Albert. The Long Life and Swift Death of Jewish Rechitsa: A Community In Belarus 1625–2000. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013. 416 pages.
Pospieszna, Paulina. Democracy Assistance from the Third Wave. Polish Engagement in Belarus and Ukraine. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014. 280 pages.
Pranevičiutė-Neliupšienė, Jovita (ed.). Belarusian Regime Longevity: Happily Ever After. Vilnius University Publishing, 2014. 320 pages.
Rudling, Per Anders. The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906–1931. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014. 448 pages.
Бон, Томас. Минский феномен. Городское планирование и урбанизация в Советском Союзе после Второй мировой войны. Москва: РОССПЭН, 2013. 414 с.
In 2015 only the monographs (book), which were published in English or Russian in 2013-2014. In future we also plan to establish a special contest for publications in German and Polish.
The award ceremony will take place at the Fifth International Congress of Belarusian Studies, which will be held on October 2-4, 2015 in Kaunas (Lithuania). This award is honorary and does not offer a monetary honorarium.