The Memory Studies Association (MSA) invites nominations for the best first book published by an MSA member within the field of memory studies in 2019 and 2020.
Recognizing that memory studies is an interdisciplinary field, we welcome nominations of books published within any of our numerous sub-disciplines and related fields, be it cultural memory, collective memory, social memory, memory politics, trauma studies, memory and transitional justice, memory and witnessing, memory and oral history, memory and critical heritage studies, etc.
Any member of the MSA can nominate a book for the MSA First Book Award. The only requirements are that the author must be a member in good standing, the book must be the author’s first monograph, it must have been published in English in 2019 or 2020, and it must be of relevance to memory studies. The award winner will be selected by a jury appointed by the MSA leadership.
The winner of the MSA First Book Award, which is generously co-sponsored by the SAGE journal Memory Studies, will receive a formal certificate and a book pack valued at £200. Moreover, they will be honoured with a plenary panel about their book at the MSA conference in Warsaw (5-9 July 2021), for which they will also receive a travel grant.
If you wish to nominate a book, please send four copies, one to each member of the jury, no later than 10 December 2020: