BIAJS Book Prize 2023
We are pleased to announce that the 2023 BIAJS Book Prize competition is now open. The book prize initiative was launched in 2018 to recognise and promote outstanding scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies. The prize was last year won by Dr Nick Posegay, with an honourable mention for Professor Joan Taylor.

Each year BIAJS awards a prize of £1000 for the best monograph submitted, with the focus alternating between books on the ancient to medieval period and early modern to modern period. For the 2023 prize we invite submissions focused on topics relating to the early modern to modern period. The winner will be announced at the annual BIAJS conference in July 2023.


  • Subject matter: Books in any area of academic Jewish Studies related to the early modern to modern period are eligible for consideration.
  • Eligibility: Submissions must have been completed by scholars based at British or Irish universities, or based on work substantially undertaken at UK or Irish universities. All scholars are eligible to submit books, but if not already members of BIAJS they will be expected to join the association during the review period.
  • Nominations: Those eligible may submit their books for consideration, or be nominated by a publisher, or be nominated by another member of BIAJS.
  • Publication date: Only volumes with a copyright date of 2021 or after are eligible.
  • Type of volume: Only monographs are accepted, including translations and commentaries of sources. Reference works and edited volumes will not be considered.

Submission Instructions:

Please notify the prize committee chair, Dr Andrea Schatz (, of your intention to submit a monograph for the prize. Your intention to submit message should include the following information:

  • Contact details (name and email address)
  • Confirmation of eligibility
  • Details of the publication, including title, publisher and copyright date

You will need to arrange for three physical copies of your monograph to be mailed to

Dr Andrea Schatz
King’s College London
Dept. of Theology & Religious Studies
22 Kingsway
United Kingdom

The deadline for sending an intention to submit message is Friday 3 February 2023. All volumes must be received by Friday 3 March 2023 or the submission will become ineligible

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