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ASU humanities institute seeks book award nominees

January 12, 2015

The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) at Arizona State University is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Transdisciplinary Humanities Book Award. Potential nominees should be non-fiction books published in 2013 or 2014 and written or co-written in English by a tenured or tenure-track, full-time ASU faculty member whose work reflects the finest contemporary transdisciplinary humanities-based scholarship on any topic.

A book that is transdisciplinary in methodology and scope works between, among and within foundational models set up by disciplines, and transforms or transcends those disciplines by: restructuring conventional idea systems and practices; developing new knowledge frameworks or domains; or constructing new paradigms or focal concepts. In keeping with the mission of the IHR, the book should also focus on compelling topics of social or cultural importance.

The winning book will receive a cash award of $1,500, advertisement in IHR materials and an award certificate. The author(s) will be featured at an awards ceremony in the fall 2015 semester and asked to give a presentation and engage in a discussion of the winning book. Books may be nominated by the faculty author(s) or by their colleagues or publishers.

Nominations are due Feb. 2. For more information and for the nomination form, please click here.

Email Michelle Spiegel of the IHR with any questions, at