Book Prize

The UAAC-AAUC Book Award (established 2023) is intended to recognize and celebrate the scholarly achievements of our members. Monographs, edited anthologies, and exhibition catalogues published in English or French between January 1 and December 31 prior to the award year, are eligible. (For the 2023 award, books must have been published in 2022). Works published posthumously are ineligible.

Nominations must be submitted via our online form listing the nominator, title of the work, author, press, year, and nominee’s contact information. Authors or presses will be responsible for providing 3 copies (paper or digital) to the awards jury. 

Eligibility: The prize is open to 

  • Monographs, edited anthologies, and exhibition catalogues
  • published in English or French between January 1 and December 31 prior to the award year
  • regardless of subject-matter, written by a UAAC member in good standing who is employed or studying at a Canadian institution; 
  • or any book on a Canadian topic (broadly conceived) by a UAAC member in good standing who is not at a Canadian institution. 

 Prize: 1-year UAAC Membership + 1-year subscription to RACAR

Marcus Milwright and Evanthia Baboula, eds. Made for the Eye of One Who Sees: Canadian Contributions to the Study of Islamic Art and Archaeology. McGill-Queen’s University Press and the Royal Ontario Museum, 2022

Year / CategoryRecipient
2023 Best monographStephanie Springgay, Feltness: Research-Creation, Socially Engaged Art, and Affective Pedagogies. Duke UP, 2022
2023 Best edited collectionMarcus Milwright and Evanthia Baboula, eds. Made for the Eye of One Who Sees: Canadian Contributions to the Study of Islamic Art and Archaeology. McGill-Queen’s University Press and the Royal Ontario Museum, 2022
2023 Best exhibition catalogue Esther Trépanier, Scott, Brandtner, Eveleigh, Webber: Revisiting Montreal Abstraction of the 1940s. Translated by Judith Terry. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022