EuroSEAS Book Prize 2022
EuroSEAS has awarded two book prizes at the 12th EuroSEAS Conference in Paris-Aubervilliers, 28 June-1 July 2022.
Winner of the EuroSEAS Humanities Book Prize for the best academic book on Southeast Asia published in the humanities – including archaeology, art history, history, literature, performing arts and religious studies is:
Thongchai Winichakul with Moments of Silence: The Unforgetting of the October 6, 1976 Massacre in Bangkok. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2020.
Winner of the EuroSEAS Social Science Book Prize for the best academic book on Southeast Asia published in the social sciences – including anthropology, economics, law, politics and international relations, and sociology is:
Lukas Ley with Building on Borrowed Time: Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang. Minneapolis/London: University of Minnesota Press, 2021.
The winners receive the book prize certificate and € 750!
Please find the shortlist of the nominated books for the EuroSEAS Humanities Book Prize and Social Science Book Prize below. The winners will be announced during the EuroSEAS Book Prize award ceremony on Friday 1 July, 16.10 h. The winners will receive the book prize certificate and € 750!
1. The EuroSEAS Humanities Book Prize
The EuroSEAS Humanities Book Prize for the best academic book on Southeast Asia published in the humanities – including archaeology, art history, history, literature, performing arts and religious studies.
-Baird, Ian, Rise of the Brao; Ethnic Minorities in Northeastern Cambodia during Vietnamese Occupation. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2020.
-Harnish, David, Change and Identity in the Music Cultures of Lombok, Indonesia. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2021.
-Schedneck, Brooke, Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand: Encounters with Buddhist Monks. Washington: University of Washington Press, 2021.
-Sutherland, Heather, Seaways and Gatekeepers, Trade and State in the Eastern Archipelago of Southeast Asia, c.1600-c.1906. Singapore: NUS Press, 2021.
-Tan-Tangbau, Stan BH and Quyen Van Minh, Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam, Quyen Van Minh and Jazz in Hanoi. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2021.
-Winichakul,Thongchai, Moments of Silence: The Unforgetting of the October 6, 1976 Massacre in Bangkok. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2020.
2. The EuroSEAS Social Science Book Prize
The EuroSEAS Social Science Book Prize for the best academic book on Southeast Asia published in the social sciences – including anthropology, economics, law, politics and international relations, and sociology.
-Bolotta, Giuseppe, Belittled citizens: The cultural politics of childhood on Bangkok’s margins. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2021.
-Chaplin, Chris, Salafism and the State: Islamic Activism and National Identity in Contemporary Indonesia. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2021.
-Ley, Lukas, Building on Borrowed Time: Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang. Minneapolis/London: University of Minnesota Press, 2021.
-Mudhoffir, Abdil Mughis, State of Disorder: Privatised Violence and the State in Indonesia. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.
-Ray, Sandeep, Celluloid Colony: Locating History and Ethnography in Early Dutch Colonial Films of Indonesia. Singapore: NUS Press, 2021.
-Suryomengolo, Jafar, Fearless Speech in Indonesian Women’s Writing: Working-Class Feminism from the Global South. Blue Ridge Summit: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2021.
• Only books written in English carrying a 2020 or 2021 date will be eligible.
• The same book will not be considered for both prizes – please submit to the most applicable category. If in doubt about which category applies, please email email@example.com.
• The prize committees will reserve the right to cross-refer as they find appropriate. Only single-authored or co-authored research monographs are eligible: no edited volumes or textbooks.
• Translations of literary works are not eligible.
• There are no residency or citizenship requirements for authors, and no location requirements for publishers.
• Nominations should be made by the publishers of the book. There is no limit to the number of books an individual publisher may nominate.
• The decisions of the judges shall be final.
• Please send a hard copy of the books directly to all the members of each jury (see below).
• Please inform the EuroSEAS secretariat about the nominated books: firstname.lastname@example.org. In this way the secretariat will be able to check if the jury members have received all the books.
• Please send an electronic copy to the EuroSEAS secretariat: email@example.com. Please note that besides an electronic copy, a hard copy should still be sent directly to the jury members.
The closing date for submissions is 15 April 2022. CLOSED.
Members of the jury of the Humanities Book Prize
Professor Andrew Hardy
Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient
22 avenue du Président Wilson
Dr. Filip Kraus
Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Art, Palacký University
Tř. Svobody 26,
779 00 Olomouc
Dr. Louise Pichard Bertaux
IrAsia, CNRS/ AMU
24 chemin des Taillades
Route de Jouques
Members of the jury of the Social Science Book Prize
Professor Silvia Vignato
Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione “Riccardo Massa”
Università di Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB)
Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo, 1
Associate Professor Jayeel Cornelio
Development Studies Program
Ateneo de Manila University
Please contact the EuroSEAS secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the shipping address.
Assistant Professor Alberto Fidalgo Castro
Departamento de Antropología Social y Pscicología Social
Facultad de CC. PP. y Sociología
Universidad Complutense de Madrid Campus de Somosaguas
28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid