The Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore
Society and the Committee on the Anthropology of Jews and Judaism of the
American Anthropological Association invite submissions for its Raphael
Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology, awarded for the best
unpublished student paper on Jewish folklore and ethnology completed
between June 2013 and June 2014. Submissions are reviewed by an
international committee and notifications are made by October 2014.
Papers sent for the prize are considered submissions to the book series
Jewish Cultural Studies (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Oxford,
and should not be under review with any other publication. The winner
of the prize receives $200 and a citation from the American Folklore
The criteria for submissions are:
1. Papers will
be written in English. Approaches to the subject cover Jewish material
and apply folkloristic and ethnological perspectives.
length of papers is of publishable essay length–usually 8,000–12,000
words. The citation style uses in-text citations and a reference list.
3. Submitted unpublished paper was written by a student between June 2013 and June 2014, and not submitted for publication.
4. Papers should be submitted electronically in Word on or before July 1, 2014, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitters give their contact information, including postal and email
address; submitters should identify the university and department (give
course and professor's name if appropriate) where the paper was
The prize honors the late Raphael Patai (1910–1996),
renowned Hungarian-Jewish folklorist and ethnologist who taught at the
Hebrew University, University of Pennsylvania, New York University,
Princeton University, and Ohio State University.