The Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies Amsterdam yearly awards two prizes for the best BA thesis and the best MA thesis in Middle Eastern Studies for work completed at the University of Amsterdam during the preceding academic year.
The prizes consist of € 150 in book vouchers for the BA winner and € 250 in book vouchers plus a publication of an article based on the winning thesis in ZemZem for the MA winner.
Last year (2018) our winners were:
Veerle Veerbeek (BSc) (The European Union’s terrorist list and the complex case of Hezbollah)
Sakina Loukili (MSc) ('This is not Islam' American, British and Dutch Muslims denouncing violent extremism through hashtag activism)
This year, the following candidates have been nominated for the Master’s Thesis Prize:
The following candidates have been nominated for the Bachelor’s Thesis Prize:
Lisa Schouten: Van Madīnat al-Salām naar mainstream: een onderzoek naar de emancipatoire boodschap van Mahragānāt. Een case-study van het oeuvre van al-Sādāt al-ʿĀlamī
On Dec 19th, following the keynote address by Prof. Dr. Ayse Caglar during the ACES annual lecture (in cooperation with ACMES), ACMES will announce the winning master and bachelor thesis @ Allard Pierson museum (Nina van Leerzaal) from 17:00-17:30.
Family & Friends are warmly invited to come!
The ACMES Steering Board will appoint a jury that selects the best MA and BA thesis. The jury will be selected based on the fields in which the theses have been written.