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The Oskar Halecki Polish and East-Central European History Award | Award

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Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA)




Named for an eminent historian and founding member of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, the Oskar Halecki Award recognizes a scholar in the field of Polish and East-Central European history who has written a book of particular value and significance dealing with the Polish experience or including the Polish experience within a larger East-Central European context. The book or body of work should represent exemplary historical research and writing. The recipient of the Oskar Halecki Award in Polish and East-Central European history will receive a $1000 prize and will also be recognized during the PIASA’s annual conference at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, June 9-11, 2023.


  • The book or body of work must be written in the English language.
  • The book must have been published during the 2021 calendar year.
  • Both books containing original research or new, original syntheses are eligible for consideration; edited collections and self-publications are ineligible.

Nominations, including self-nominations, should include:

  • A cover letter marking the submission as “Oskar Halecki Award Nomination”
  • A curriculum vitae of the nominee
  • Three copies of the nominated book, one for each member of the award committee

Questions, including those related to contact information for sending nominations to award committee members, should be directed to Robert Blobaum at

The winner of the Oskar Halecki Award will be selected by the following group of scholars:

Małgorzata Fidelis, University of Illinois Chicago.

Anna Müller, University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Brian Porter-Szücs, University of Michigan.

Further details

Robert Blobaum
Pol-Int team

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