ICAS Book Prize 2021 English Language Edition - Rules and Regulations

ICAS Book Prize 2021 English Language Edition - Rules and Regulations

The Shortlists for the IBP 2021 - English Edition (Books and Dissertations) have been published! Find the lists here

 

Below are the prize, awards ceremony, sponsor and contact details of the IBP 2021 English Language Edition.
 

The IBP is administered by the ICAS Secretariat, hosted by the International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden). The ICAS Secretary, Paul van der Velde, will act as General Secretary of all IBP Language Editions. The Secretary of the IBP English Edition 2021 is Sonja Zweegers (ibp@iias.nl). The Official Sponsor of the IBP English Language Edition is The Asian Library at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

The IBP Reading Committees will adhere to a jointly agreed upon set of principles in their decision making process. The final decision of the Reading Committees is indisputable and irrevocable.

The presentation of the IBP Awards takes place during the Opening Ceremony of the ICAS meeting of that same year. The IBP 2021 Awards Presentation will take place during the online meeting of ICAS 12, on 24 August 2021.

The long and shortlists will be shared directly with the relevant authors and publishers, they will be published in The Newsletter (produced by IIAS: www.iias.asia/the-newsletter), and distributed through other Asian Studies platforms.

The IBP English Language Edition features 2 main Awards for Books:

  1. Best Book in the Humanities
  2. Best Book in the Social Sciences

The Prizes for ‘Best Book’ each consist of €2500 (in the case of a multi-authored work the prize will be shared equally), which is made up of €1250 of prize money and €1250 reimbursement for any costs made in order to attend ICAS 12 in Kyoto (due to current circumstances, this will be for a future conference).   

In addition to the main Book Awards, the Reading Committee can grant special Accolades in the following categories: (1) Publishers Accolade for Outstanding Production Value; (2) Most Accessible and Captivating Work for the Non-specialist Reader Accolade; (3) Specialist Publication Accolade; (4) Teaching Tool Accolade; (5) Ground-breaking Subject Matter Accolade; (6) Edited Volume Accolade; (7) Best Art Book Accolade.
(These categories are subject to change).

Accolade winners will receive a registration fee waiver for the current or next ICAS meeting.

 

The Prizes for the ‘Best Dissertation in the Humanities’ and the ‘Best Dissertation in the Social Sciences’ consist of €1250 of prize money each.

In addition to the main Dissertation Awards, the Reading Committee can grant special Accolades in the following categories: (1) Most Accessible and Captivating Work Accolade; (2) Ground-breaking Subject Matter Accolade; (3) Specialist Publication Accolade.
(These categories are subject to change).

Accolade winners will receive a registration fee waiver for the current or next ICAS meeting.

Contact:  ibp@iias.nl

Paul van der Velde (IBP General Secretary)
Sonja Zweegers (IBP-English Secretary)

The ICAS Book Prize 2021 - English Edition is closed for submissions.

Longlisted authors/publishers will be contacted by 1 May 2021