Laura Shannon Prize Announces 2019 Shortlist

2019 Laura Shannon Prize Shortlist

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame is proud to announce the 2019 shortlist for the Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies.

Carrying a prize of $10,000, the Laura Shannon Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state, or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole.

Each year, the Laura Shannon Prize is given to a book published in one of two alternating fields: the Humanities (Philosophy, Theology, Cultural Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, and the Arts) and History & Social Sciences (History, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Law, and Anthropology).

The 2019 Laura Shannon Prize will be awarded to the best History and Social Science book published in 2016 and 2017. The winning book is selected by a jury of five eminent scholars in European studies, at least two of whom are prominent scholars serving at institutions other than the University of Notre Dame.

The five books on the shortlist are included below, accompanied by brief summaries found on the books and publisher's websites. 

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Nominations are open for the next award.  Nominate Online by 1/31/19.

Author Thomas W. Laqueur presents the 2018 Laura Shannon Prize Lecture at the University of Notre Dame.