Call for applications: Peter Gonville Stein Book Award
Peter Gonville Stein Book
American Society for LegalHistory
The Peter Gonville Stein Book
Award is awarded annually for the best book
in non-US legal history written in English. This award is
designed to recognize and encourage the further growth of fine work
in legal history that focuses on all regions outside the United
States, as well as global and international history. To be eligible, a
book must be published during the previous calendar year. Announced at the
annual meeting of the ASLH, this honor includes a citation on the contributions
of the work to the broader field of legal history. A book may only be
considered for the Stein Award, the Reid Award, or the Cromwell Book Prize. It
may not be nominated for more than one of these three prizes.
The Stein Award is named in
memory of Peter Gonville Stein, BA, LLB (Cantab); PhD (Aberdeen); QC; FBA;
Honorary Fellow, ASLH, and eminent scholar of Roman law at the University of
Cambridge, and made possible by a generous contribution from an anonymous
Last year, Khaled Fahmy won the
award for In Quest of Justice: Islamic Law and Forensic Medicine in
Modern Egypt,and Rohit De received honorable mention for A
People’s Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic.
For the 2020 prize, the Stein
Award Committee will accept nominations of any book (not including textbooks,
critical editions, and collections of essays) that bears a copyright date of
2019 as it appears in the printed version of the book. Translations into
English may be nominated, provided they are published within two years of the
publication date of the original version.
Nominations for the Stein Award
(including self-nominations) should be submitted by March 16, 2020. Please send
an e-mail to the Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org and
include: (1) a curriculum vitae of the author (including the author’s e-mail
address); and (2) the name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number
of the contact person at the press who will provide the committee with two
copies of the book. This person will be contacted shortly after the deadline.
If a title is short-listed, five additional copies will be requested from the
Please contact the committee
chair, Matthew C. Mirow, with any questions at email@example.com.