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    June 19th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 19 June 2017

    To encourage and support early-career scholars seeking to publish in leading academic journals, Brill publishing is awarding an annual prize for an outstanding article in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies.

    Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize is made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award ( for publishing. The author of the winning article will receive a €750,- cash prize and the article will be published in one of Brill’s leading journals. This year, the Paper Prize will be hosted by Islamic Law and Society (

    The Paper Prize is open to students who are currently registered for doctoral research at a higher education institution, or have obtained their doctoral degree no longer than 3 years before the submission deadline. For the submission requirements visit

    The winner will be announced via Brill’s social media channels and email newsletter:
    Twitter: @Brill_ME_Africa
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    Past Results
    The winner of the 2016 Paper Prize was Fatma Öncel, PhD Candidate at Boğaziçi University, Turkey. Her article "Land, Tax and Power in the Ottoman Provinces: The Malikane-Mukataa of Esma Sultan in Alasonya (c. 1780-1825)" was considered “a convincing and important contribution to the research field” and was published in the Turkish Historical Review (

    The 2014 winner was Alexander E. Balistreri, then Ph.D. student at the Near Eastern Studies department at Princeton University. His article "Turkey's Forgotten Political Opposition: The Demise of Kadirbeyoglu Zeki Bey" was chosen as the best submission by the board of Brill's journal Die Welt des Islams (

    For more information about Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize, please contact:

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit

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