The Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize in Islamic Visual Culture 

Submission deadline: December 15, 2017

The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) is pleased to invite submissions for the 2018 Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize for the best unpublished article written by a junior scholar (pre-dissertation to three years after the Ph.D. degree) on any aspect of Islamic visual culture. Awarded annually by HIAA, this prize is named in memory of Margaret Bentley Ševčenko, the first and long‐serving Managing Editor of Muqarnas, a journal devoted to the visual culture of the Islamic world and sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and at MIT. Papers should not exceed 7000 words in length and can be accompanied by 15 low-res illustrations maximum.

The competition is open to HIAA members only. As well as receiving an award of $500, the recipient of the prize will be announced at HIAA’s next business meeting in 2018. The winning essay will also be considered for publication by the Muqarnas Editorial Board.
Submission must include the paper in both Word and PDF format, and a separate sheet with the author’s contact information (address, telephone number, and email address). A letter of recommendation for the paper should be sent separately by the author’s adviser or referee.

All materials (under 5 Mb) should be submitted by email to mercedes.volait @ by December 15, 2017. Files exceeding 5 Mb should be transfered by FTP.


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