Who Can Apply: Each year, the James R. Wiseman Book Award Committee will recommend, in time for the presentation of the award at the Annual Meeting of the Institute, the academic work on an archaeological topic it deems most worthy of recognition in that year. Books and monographs bearing a date of publication within the four calendar years prior to (not including) the year of the Annual Meeting at which the award is made are eligible for consideration.
Textbooks will not be considered, and handbooks or other edited volumes must be exceptionally strong contributions to qualify for consideration. Authors/editors must have been AIA members in good standing for at least one year immediately preceding nomination. For multi-authored or multi-edited volumes, this requirement applies only to the primary author/primary editor/principal investigator.
Submission: AIA members are encouraged to suggest books worthy of the award by filling out the Nomination Form. Authors and publishers may also bring their books to the Committee’s attention by filling out the Nomination Form and sending four (4) copies for distribution (eBooks are welcomed) to the Committee to the address below. Publishers should nominate no more than two (2) books per year and should ensure that the books meet the criteria of the award. Books may be submitted for the award only once, and should not be re-submitted unless specifically requested by the Committee. Books intended for a general audience should be nominated for the Felicia A. Holton Book Award.
Deadline: March 15, 2023