Annual Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies
The Association for Israel Studies annually awards the Shapiro Prize for the best book in Israel Studies published during the last calendar year. This award honors the memory of Yonathan Shapiro (1929-1997), one of Israel's most distinguished and influential sociologists, by recognizing outstanding scholarship in the history, politics, society, law, economics, state, and culture of Israel and also pre-1948 the Jewish community in Palestine.
The Shapiro Award Committee will consider books in either English or Hebrew, in the social sciences, law, and the humanities, published in 2014. Only research monographs (but not a collection of articles), will be considered. The prize committee will not consider books translated from Hebrew into English and vice versa, if the original book was published prior to 2014. However, it will consider books first published in other languages and then published in English or Hebrew in 2014. The committee will consider books by current AIS members only. The Committee will accept self-nominations, or nominations by individual scholars or publishers. Three hard copies of the nominated books should be sent directly to the Chair of the award committee:
Dr. Lilach Rosenberg-Friedman
Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology
Deadline of Submissions: December 31, 2014.
Members of the 2015 Shapiro Award Committee:
Dr. Lilach Rosenberg-Friedman, Bar-Ilan University, Chair
Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor, University of Hull
Professor Zaki Shalom, Ben-Gurion University and Institute for National Security Studies
PAST WINNERS OF THE SHAPIRO AWARD
2015 (for books published in 2014):
Liora Halperin, Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 (Yale University Press, 2014)
2014 (for books published in 2013):
Guy Ben Porat, Between State and Synagogue: The Secularization of Contemporary Israel (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
2013 (for books published in 2012):
Irit Keynan, Like a Hidden Wound: War Trauma in Israeli Society (Am Oved, 2012)
Yagil Levy, Israel's Death Hierarchy: Casualty Aversion in a Militarized Democracy (New York University Press, 2012)
2012 (for books published in 2011):
Haklai Oded. Palestinian Ethnonationalism in Israel. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
2011 (for books published in 2010):
Michelle U. Campos. Ottoman Brothers: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early Twentieth-Century Palestine. Stanford University Press, 2010.
2010 (for books published in 2009) Co-winners:
Michael Feige. Settling in the Hearts. Jewish Fundamentalism in the Occupied Territories. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2009.
Nir Kedar. Mamlakhtiyut. Hatefisah He'ezrahit shel David Ben-Gurion. Beersheba: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, 2009.
2009 (for books published in 2008) Co-winners:
Orit Rozin, “Duty and Love; Individualism and Collectivism in 1950s Israel,” (Hebrew: Am Oved, 2008)
Menachem Mautner, “Law and Culture in Israel at the Threshold of the Twenty First Century,” (Hebrew: Am Oved, 2008)
2008 (for books published in 2007) Co-winners:
Uri Ram, The Globalization of Israel: McWorld in Tel Aviv ,Jihad in Jerusalem (Routledge) .
Anat Helman, Or v'Yam Hekifuha: Urban Culture in 1920s and 1930s Tel
Aviv (in Hebrew, Haifa University Press)
2007 (for books published in 2006) Co-Winners:
Aviva Halamish , Be'merutz Kaful Neged Hazeman [A Dual Race Against Time: Zionist Immigration Policy in the 1930s] (Yad Ben Zvi)
Assaf Likhovski, Law and Identity in Mandate Palestine (University of Carolina Press)
2006 (for books published in 2004-2005, biannual award)
Orit Kamir, She’ela shel Kavod: Yisraeli’ut U’khevod Ha’adam [Israeli Honor and Dignity: Social Norms, Gender Politics and the Law]. Carmel Publishers, 2004
2004 (for books published in 2002-2003, biannual award) Co-winners:
Yehouda Shenhav, Heyehudim Ha'araviim: Leumiut, Dat v'Etniut [The Arab Jews: Nationality, Religion, and Ethnicity]. Am Oved, 2003
Gad Barzilai, Communities and Law: Politics and Cultures of Legal Identities. University of Michigan Press, 2003