The Aquila Polonica Prize is named for the Los Angeles- and U.K.-based company, which specializes in publishing the Polish experience of World War II in English, with first-hand accounts, memoirs, photographs, artwork, poetry, literature and historical studies.
“We want to encourage and reward the kind of scholarship that is so important to our understanding of history, culture and politics around the world,” said Terry Tegnazian, Aquila Polonica co-founder.
The nominees are: Patryk Babiracki, Robert Brier, Richard Butterwick, Anna Cienciala, Kathleen Cioffi, Dieter De Bruyn, Michael Fleming, Alison Frank, Agnieszka Graff, Anika Keinz, Justine Jablonska, Michal Murawski, Jonathan Murphy, David Ost, Joanna Tokarska-Bakir, David Tompkins, Magda Romanska, Teresa Maria Wlosowicz and Genevieve Zubrzycki.
The prizewinning entry will be selected by a three-person committee appointed by the Polish Studies Association, with one representative each from the social sciences, literature/culture, and history.
The winner of this year’s prize, which carries a $500 honorarium, will be announced during the November 2011 National Convention of the Association for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies in Washington D.C.
For more information about the Aquila Polonica Prize, please go to http://www.polandww2.com/
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Aquila Polonica Publishing is dedicated to publishing, in English, the Polish experience of World War II with first-hand accounts, memoirs, photographs, artwork, poetry, literature and historical studies. The company is based in Los Angeles and the U.K.