Canadian Association of Slavists Article of the Year Award

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Canadian Association of Slavists Article of the Year Award

The “Article of the Year” Award honours the best article published in the Canadian Association of Slavists’ (CAS) journal, Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes in each completed volume (calendar year). A committee of the editorial and advisory boards, appointed by the President of the CAS, will consider a shortlist of up to five articles selected by the Editor. A certificate and C$250 will be awarded to the winner at the Annual General Meeting of the CAS the following spring of each year.

About the Winning Article

In this erudite and highly engaging essay James White reconstructs the social and religious histories of three Russian Orthodox convents and one Russian Orthodox monastery, all of which were established in Riga diocese in the late imperial period. He masterfully charts the ways in which non-local and local religious, civic, and government leaders combined resources and created Orthodox religious networks throughout the empire and abroad to transform a backwater diocese into a prominent Russian Orthodox site that began to compete successfully with institutions of Lithuanian German Lutheranism and German civilization prior to the onset of World War I. The article constitutes a major contribution to the histories of religion, regional developments, and empire-building and russification within the imperial realm as well as global Orthodoxy.

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