AMCA is currently accepting submissions for the 2022 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art. Established in 2010, the award aims to recognize and promote excellence in the field of modern and contemporary Arab art. The prize honors our respected colleague and dear friend, Rhonda (1979-2010), who was, at the time of her tragic passing, in the process of researching a doctoral dissertation on modern Palestinian art in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University. Over the last ten years, the prize has recognized excellence in graduate work completed on a variety of subjects in a number of disciplines at universities in the U.S. and abroad. This year’s competition is open to graduate students as well as to recent post-doctoral students who earned a PhD no earlier than 2018.
The prize is offered to a graduate student or recent PhD working in any discipline whose paper is judged to provide the most significant contribution to the disciplines of Art History and Middle East Studies. Submissions must have been produced between June 2020 – December 2021, must not exceed 35 pages (excluding notes and bibliography), and must not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication.
Submissions are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2021.
The winner will be announced during the AMCA Members Meeting, held this academic year at the College Art Association Annual Meeting from February 16-19th and March 3-5th, 2022. The author of the winning paper will be awarded 500USD and the winning paper will be considered for publication in the Anthem series Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey, pending the standard review process.