Prizes and Honors

2019 Prize Competition

Call for Submissions:

Syrian Studies Association Prizes for Outstanding Dissertation and Article on Syria

In order to promote and highlight excellence in research, the Syrian Studies Association each year awards prizes for the best writing on Bilad al-Sham until 1918 and on Syria in the period following.

In 2019, the SSA seeks submissions for the most outstanding book published between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019, and the most outstanding article or book chapter published between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

In order to be considered for the prize, candidates must join the association. Information about the Syrian Studies Association is available on our website

Prize Winners

2015 2014
2013 2012
2011 2010
2009 2008
2007 2006
2005 2004
2003 2002
2001 2000
1999 1998

Submissions in languages other than English are welcomed.

Articles should be sent electronically. Books can be sent either electronically or in hard copy.

The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2019. All submissions should be sent to Paul M. Cobb, Chair of the Prize Committee, at the following address: Winners will be announced at the SSA annual meeting held in conjunction with the Middle East Studies Association in November 2019. Inquiries should be directed to Paul M. Cobb.

Chair of Prize Committee

Professor Paul M. Cobb
Near Eastern Languages and Civilisations (NELC)
847 Williams Hall
University of Pennsylvania


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