Publication Grant

The SHERA Publication Grant supports the realization of publications of the highest scholarly and intellectual quality in the field of Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian art and architecture. The $3000 grant is intended to offset the substantial production expenses associated with the publication of an art-historical monograph, edited volume, or exhibition catalogue. Book projects must have been accepted by a publisher in order to be considered. Funds may be directed toward production costs (such as image rights, image reproductions, subventions, indexing, keeping down the final cost of the book). The grant does not fund research, writing, or editorial labor. Projects that are financially self-supporting are not eligible. Applicants do not need to be SHERA members to apply, but the recipient must join in order to accept the award. Applications should include a project description, author’s cv, letter of intent to publish and readers’ reports from the publisher, and a budget detailing the expenses to which the grant will be applied, as well as other sources of funding available for the project. The grant is made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor and will be awarded annually through 2023. Send applications to by October 15, 2022.

Past Winners

  • 2023

    Svitlana Biadarieva (ed.)

    Art in Ukraine: Identity Construction and Anti-Colonial Resistance– Routledge Press

  • 2023

    Polina Dimova

    At the Crossroads of the Senses: The Synaestetic Metaphor Across the Arts in European Modernism – Pennsylvania State University Press

  • 2022

    Oxana Gourinovitch

    National Theatre

    Architecture of Soviet Modernism and Nation Building—Spector Books

  • 2022

    Antony Kalashnikov

    Monuments for Posterity: Constructing Stalinism’s Alternative Future—Cornell University Press

  • 2022

    Alice Sullivan and Maria Alessia Rossi (eds.)

    Routledge Handbook of Byzantium and the Danube Regions (13th-16th Centuries)—Routledge

  • 2022

    Isabel Wünsche, Miriam Leimer (eds.)

    100 Years On: Revisiting the First Russian Art Exhibition of 1922—Böhlau Verlag

  • 2021

    Rosalind Polly Blakesley

    Cambridge University

    For her forthcoming book, Women Artists in the Reign of Catherine the Great, with Lund Humphries.

  • 2021

    Svetlana Gorshenina

    CNRS/Sorbonne Université)

    For her co-edited volume with Sergey Abashin, Bruno De Cordier, and Tatiana Saburova, Photographing Central Asia. From the Periphery of the Russian Empire to Global Presence, with De Gruyter.

  • 2020

    Ágnes Kriza

    University of Cambridge

    “Depicting Orthodoxy: The Novgorod Icon of Sophia, the Divine Wisdom,” Oxford University Press.

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    Ágnes Kriza

    The book is an innovative attempt to survey how Orthodoxy was perceived and visualized in medieval Rus’ by shedding light on the overlooked ecclesiological symbolism of the image of the winged royal Sophia. Reviewers of the manuscript praise Kriza’s ability to tease out complex layers of meaning and engage with multiple academic fields in the thorough and well-documented manuscript.

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