"Thanks to its rich documentation and clearly written, nuanced contributions, The Shoah in Ukraineis an innovative and interdisciplinary contribution that serves as an essential step in that direction by drawing on history, memory studies, and political science." —German Studies Review
"Was the memory of the Great War somehow reflected in the Soviet cult of the Second World War? These questions are merely an indication of how engaging and welcome Petrone’s book is. This is cultural history at its best." —Journal of Contemporary History
"Overall, this book offers a detailed and comprehensive survey of World War I discourse. . . . After reading The Great War in Russian Memory, there is little doubt that THE Russian experience of war merits closer study in a broader, European context." —Canadian Slavonic Papers
"Shatterzone of Empires is essential reading for students of European history and Imperial Studies, of Jewish and minority history, as well as those interested in war studies. Each essay is self-contained, giving you the option of reading the essays in order, or you can skip around reading any topic that strike your interest."
"Filled with relevant illustrations and detailed notes, Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp is an indispensable guide to Auschwitz and all that is has come to represent. It is an important contribution to the body of work on the Holocaust, and a copy of this book should be added to every public and private library. The text can be used as the foundation for classes on the Holocaust, or as a supplemental text in any class, high school level and beyond, dealing with World War II, genocide studies, or Jewish studies."
"New and up-to-date, the Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary, edited by Solon Beinfeld and Harry Bochner, is a must-have book for both students of Yiddish and fluent Yiddish speakers and writers ... This essential reference book begins with an invaluable user's guide that not only introduces readers to the Yiddish alphabet, but also provides a detailed guide on how to use this dictionary and the information it provides within the entries."
"This wonderful, thoroughly researched, and well-crafted study convincingly argues that fundamental changes in the ways that Jewish activists and intellectuals viewed the intersection between culture and community transformed the very experience of daily life and the nature of community for early twentieth-century Jews in the Russian Empire." —Religious Studies Review
The prize committee calls the book "a highly interesting and illuminating socio-anthropological study of the well-known Bulgarian kukeri mumming tradition as it is practiced in various regions of postsocialist rural Bulgaria . . . " The committee also praises the book for its contributions to "ethnography, sociology, ethnic studies, and politics" and says it is "a fine scholastic product in a fascinating and underexplored cultural area of research."
In addition to this award, Creed's book was also co-winner of the Douglass Prize. Learn more about Masquerade and Postsocialism on the IU Press website.
Helen Szamuely wrote an article for History Today about Yelena Molokhovets, the Russian housewive who wrote guides for running a household and cooking in the 19th century. In the article, she praises our "meticulously translated [English] version" of the book, Classic Russian Cooking, which was first published in 1992. She and recommends it and Food in Russian History and Culture as further reading. Learn more about these books on the IU Press website.
Awards are given in three categories. Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspsora won in the category of Modern Jewish History—Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. The other two categories are Cultural Studies and Media Studies and Philosophy and Jewish Thought. The winners will receive a $5,000 prize.
These awards recognize and promote outstanding scholarship in the field of Jewish studies and honor scholars whose work embodies the best in the field: rigorous research, theoretical sophistication, innovative methodology, and excellent writing. The awards are structured to recognize all areas of Jewish studies research, paying tribute to both the breadth and depth of AJS members’ scholarship.