Submissions / nominations for the 2023 EAA Book Prize must be received by the EAA Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org before 28 February 2023.
The EAA annually awards a prize to honour monographs recently published by EAA Members:
- to books that have had, or are expected to have, a formative influence on the direction
and character of archaeological research, or
- to books that are written for the general public and present the results of
archaeological research to a broader audience, or
- to books that are addressing current issues in archaeological heritage management.
- Books for nomination need to have been published in the 36 months before the annual
- The first author must be a Member of the EAA at the time of nomination for the prize
- Books published in an EAA-series (Themes or Elements) are ineligible
- Books need to be monographs, i.e. detailed, specialised and thematic studies
- Books must thematically address archaeological research, archaeology and public
relations, or archaeological heritage management (cf. Art. 1)
- The book needs to be published in English. Bilingual publications are welcome if this
includes an English version of the entire book
3. Application for nominations
- EAA Members can submit their own books for nomination
- EAA Members can submit books from other EAA Members for nomination pending author's consent
- Publishers can submit one book (per year) from an EAA Member for nomination pending author's consent
- The EAA Book Prize Committee (cf. Art. 8) solicits nominations and selects recipients for
4. Submission/nomination materials required
A book will be evaluated in the format in which it was designed to be read. A link to the digital
copy in the format or on the platform for which it was designed and / or a colour PDF of the
nominated book must be received by the EAA Secretariat at email@example.com by 28 February 2023.
5. Evaluation criteria
The criteria to be used for evaluating nominations for the EAA Book Award include the
- Relation to theory and practice of European archaeology
- Originality (as representing a positive example for the discipline)
- Rigour (excellence in content, writing, organization and presentation; clarity of argument;
clear and engaging writing style)
- Presentation (excellence in presentation, especially visual)
- (Anticipated) formative influence on academia (Archaeology and possibly other
- (Anticipated) non-academic impacts and benefits, such as on general public or heritage
- Adherence to scientific standards and principles of archaeological ethics upheld by the
6. Prize and benefits
The EAA Book Prize is conferred on the winning book but all lead authors will be able to
accept credit for this
- All lead author will receive an EAA Book Prize certificate (PDF)
- ‘EAA seal of quality’, including EAA Book Prize Logo for further use in relation to the book
- Publicity: Coverage and advertisement of nominated books as well as awarded book
through EAA communication channels.
7. Deadlines and dates
- 28 February 2023: Deadline for book
- 30 August 2023: Award of Prize at EAA Annual
Meeting in Belfast.
8. Prize Committee
The EAA Book Prize Committee is appointed by the EAA Executive Board.
- The EAA Book Prize Committee is renewed every three years, with the option for renewal
for another term.