CALL - REVISED - The Azizeh Sheibani Essay Prize in Iranian and Persian-speaking World Studies

CALL - REVISED - The Azizeh Sheibani Essay Prize in Iranian and Persian-speaking World Studies

1 April 2021

The Azizeh Sheibani Essay Prize in Iranian and Persian-speaking World Studies

The Middle East Centre,
St Antony’s College, Oxford

Deadline for Submissions: 21 May 2021

 

The Middle East Centre is pleased to invite submissions for the 2021 Azizeh Sheibani Essay Prize in Iranian and Persian-speaking World Studies.

The winner or winners will receive an award of £250 or, should two winners be chosen, £125 each.

The prize is open to two categories, graduate and undergraduate students. These categories will be judged separately. A prize will not necessarily be awarded in both categories. The prize(s) will be awarded to the best essay(s) in Iranian and Persian-speaking World Studies, in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences. Essays may be on any chronological period: ancient, medieval or modern. Essays should make use of primary sources and will be assessed on the basis of the strength and originality of the research or argumentation.

Essays should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length, including footnotes and references. Applicants may choose the most suitable form of citation, though all submissions should be written to the highest academic standard. Where appropriate, the judges may try to assist authors with the publication of the winning essay in a suitable journal.

The criterion for eligibility is that entrants must be currently registered for a degree at Oxford, or have been so registered in the previous academic year. Essays must not have been published elsewhere, including online.

Results will be announced in sixth week, with the prize awarded in seventh week.

All submissions should be sent as a PDF file by email to Dr Stephanie Cronin, stephanie.cronin@orinst.ox.ac.uk