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2022 SRS Conference

We are pleased to announce that the next SRS conference will be held in Timisoara in June 2022, in cooperation with the West University of Timisoara and the Art Museum of Timisoara.
 
Under normal circumstances the conference would have been held in 2021, but the global pandemic has convinced us to postpone it until the following year, when hopefully international travel will be more feasible for most people.

2021 Graduate Student Essay Prize

The Society for Romanian Studies (SRS) is pleased to announce the Thirteenth Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize competition for an outstanding unpublished essay or thesis chapter. The submitted single-author work must be written in English by a graduate student in any social science or humanities discipline on a Romanian or Moldovan subject, broadly and inclusively understood.

The 2021 prize consists of $250 plus an individual, one-year membership to SRS that includes a subscription to the journal, valued at $75. The second-place award of honorable mention includes a one-year subscription to the journal. 

The competition is open to current MA and doctoral students or to those who defended dissertations in the academic year 2020–2021. The submitted work should have been completed within the last two academic years and should not have been published yet. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Expanded versions of conference papers are also acceptable if accompanied by a description of the panel and the candidate’s conference paper proposal. Candidates should clearly indicate the format of the essay submitted. Essays/chapters should be up to 10,000 words double-spaced, including citations. 

Candidates should clearly indicate their institutional affiliation. Include as well your current e-mail and postal addresses so that you may be contacted.  Questions can be directed to the chair of the committee, Narcis Tulbure, at narcis.tulbure@gmail.com. Please send a copy of the essay, any accompanying documentation (as both Word and PDF please) and an updated CV to narcis.tulbure@gmail.com

Applicants are not required to be members of SRS in order to apply.

Deadline for submissions is 15 July 2021.  The winners will be announced on 1 November 2021.

SRS Essay Prize Committee Members:

Corina Doboș The Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB), University of Bucharest corina.dobos@istorie.unibuc.ro

Simona Livescu Academic Advancement Program University of California, Los Angeles slivescu@ucla.edu

Narcis Tulbure (chair) Department of Finance Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania narcis.tulbure@gmail.com

2021 Book Prize

The Society for Romanian Studies invites nominations for the Sixth Biennial SRS Book Prize awarded for the best scholarly book published in English in the humanities or social sciences, on any subject relating to Romania or Moldova and their diasporas. To be eligible, books must have been published between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020 as indicated by the copyright date. Books may be in any academic field, with a predominant focus on Romanian or Moldovan subject matter (including subjects relating to the activities of non-Romanian ethnic groups on Romanian or Moldovan territory). Edited books, translations, reprints or new editions of works published before 2019, and non-scholarly books are not eligible.

The prize carries with it an award of $800. Either authors or publishers of books may make submissions. Submissions should be sent to the SRS prize committee by 1 June 2021.

Three copies of each submitted book should be sent by mail, one copy directly to each committee member at the addresses below. Questions or inquiries can be sent to the committee chair, Dragoş Petrescu, via email at dragos.petrescu@fspub.unibuc.ro The award will be announced in October 2021.

SRS Book Prize Committee Members:

Dragoș PETRESCU (Chair)
Professor of Comparative Politics Department of Political Science University of Bucharest    Mailing address: Str. Șipotul Fântânilor Nr. 2, Sc. A, Ap. 22 Sector 1, 010157 Bucharest. ROMANIA   
Ruxandra TRANDAFOIU
Reader in Communication Department of Creative Arts Edge Hill University St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk L39 4QP, UK   
Michael STEWART
Senior Lecturer in Anthropology University College London Mailing address: 76 Chobham Road, London  E15 1LZ, UK 

H-Romania

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