Award for Best Book in Israel Studies

The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies and Concordia University Library are pleased to announce that submissions for their annual Award for Best Book in Israel Studies is now open!

The winner will receive a prize of $1000 Canadian dollars and be invited to the award ceremony in Montreal.

Deadline: 15 September 2023.

Eligibility conditions:

  • The authors may reside anywhere in the world.
  • The book must be in English or French.
  • The book must be published during the 2022 or 2023 calendar year.
  • Books that were previously submitted are not eligible.
  • Submissions MUST include two (2) copies of the book and an e-book copy to be distributed virtually to our committee members.

Send hard copies to:

The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies (ER-742)
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8 

Jury co-chairs:

Michelle Lake
Associate Librarian, Concordia University

Csaba Nikolenyi
Director of the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies

For further details, please contact:

Csaba Nikolenyi

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About Andreas Lehnertz

As a Juniorprofessor of Medieval History specializing in Jewish History at Trier University, I delve into the intricate tapestry of social, cultural, and religious European history. My academic pursuits are centered around the nuanced dynamics of daily Christian-Jewish relations, the exploration of marginal Hebrew and Yiddish charter notes, the study of Jewish as well as general sealing practices, and the profound examination of Jewish craftspeople. I wrote a book about "Jewish Seals in the Medieval German Empire: The Authentication and Self-Representation of Jewish Men and Women" (in German). My expertise has been further honed through my roles as a postdoctoral fellow in the ERC project "Beyond the Elite – Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and as a member of the Martin Buber Society in the Humanities and Social Sciences, also at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently, I am writing book that delves into the intriguing world of "Jewish Craftspeople in Medieval Ashkenaz." Through my research and publications, I aim to contribute meaningfully to the academic discourse surrounding medieval history, providing valuable insights into the rich tapestry of European history during this pivotal period.