Routledge, Taylor & Francis and the co-editors of Middle Eastern Studies, Saul Kelly and Helen Kedourie, are pleased to announce the founding of the Elie and Sylvia Kedourie Prize for Outstanding Article. The Prize will be awarded annually to an outstanding article published in the Journal, beginning in June 2018 for articles published in the previous year.
The prize is named for Elie Kedourie (1926-1992) founder and Editor-in-Chief of Middle Eastern Studies until his death in 1992, and Sylvia Kedourie (1925-2016) who took on the editorship of the journal from 1992 until her death in 2016. Elie and Sylvia made substantial contributions to the study of the Middle East, both as editors of the journal and as researchers and authors, and we are honoured to establish this award in recognition of their legacy.
Recommendations from readers will be welcomed from January 2018 onwards. A shortlist of articles will then be chosen by the co-editors and put before a jury picked from the Editorial Board for a vote. The winning article will be made free-to-access, and the author(s) will receive a prize of £500 and a year’s gratis subscription to Middle Eastern Studies. The runner-up article will also be made free-to-access, and the author(s) will receive a year’s gratis subscription to the Journal.