On February 12, 2020, The Association of American Publishers (AAP) unveiled finalists for the 2020 Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Awards honoring scholarly works published in 2019, comprising a total of 157 finalists across 49 subject categories.
Since 1976, the Association of American Publishers’ annual PROSE Awards have recognized publishers who produce books, journals, and digital products of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study each year. The exhibition companion publication Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time, published by The Block Museum and Princeton University Press was nominated in the Humanities – Art Exhibition category. Co-nominees in the category include publications from The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford University Press, Yale University Press, and Getty Publications.
“The quality of this year’s PROSE Awards submissions was ample testimony that scholarship is alive and well in every field of scholarly publishing,” commented Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO of AAP. “It is, as always, a professional honor and personal pleasure to be able to announce the finalists and their extraordinary works.”
In announcing the finalists, AAP commends the panel of 19 judges who reviewed more than 630 entries in this year’s competition, ultimately discovering works that speak to the breadth, depth, and criticality of scholarly publishing. In coming weeks AAP will further refine the field by announcing a Subject Category Winner from among the finalists in each of the 49 categories.
The list of finalists can be viewed here.