We are pleased to call for nominations for the Nancy Baym Annual Book Award. This award recognizes the best scholarship of the Association of Internet Researchers, and highlights the breadth of work relating to the social and cultural dimensions of networked media. We will accept nominations (self and other) for the Baym Annual Book Award published during the calendar year of 2015. Edited collections are ineligible; the book must explore a single topic and be authored or co-authored as a monograph. The books will be reviewed by a committee of Tama Leaver, Curtin University; Stephanie Schulte, University of Arkansas; and chaired by Nancy Baym, Microsoft Research.
A nomination letter that describes how the book draws on and/or contributes to scholarship of the AoIR community should be emailed to the chair of the committee, Nancy Baym – baym at microsoft dot com.
We are happy to accept books in either digital or hard copy. If digital, please provide three copies, one each to:
Nancy Baym – baym at microsoft dot com
Tama Leaver – t.leaver at curtin dot edu dot au
Stephanie Schulte – stephanieschulte at gmail dot com
Hard copies (1 each) should be mailed to each of the committee members:
Nancy Baym/Microsoft Research
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA
417 Kimpel Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701 USA
Tama Leaver, MCCA
GPO Box U1987 Perth,
WA 6845, AUSTRALIA
Nomination letters and book copies should arrive no later than May 15th.
The winner of the award will be announced in the summer of 2016. In addition to winning a cash prize, the individual will also be invited to participate at the AoIR conference in Berlin in October.
Please contact Jenny Stromer-Galley – prez at aoir dot org – if you have any questions about this process.