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Ashur Yousuf Book Award

The Ashur Yousif book award was established in 2019 to recognize outstanding publishing in Assyrian studies. The award was named for professor, philosopher, writer, and author of the periodical Murshid Athuriyon (The Assyrian Guide) Ashur S. Yousif (1858 - 1915) who was born in the town of Harput in the Ottoman Empire.

Authors or organizations interested in nominating a text should send hard copies of text to the Assyrian Studies Association's address: 6101 Owensmouth Ave P.O. Box 632 Woodland Hills, CA 91365.

The winner will be announced at the annual meeting of the Middle Eastern Studies Association academic conference. 


The Assyrian Studies Association promotes interest in and scholarly study of Assyrians and Assyria. It provides means for the publication of scholarly research and other materials designed to promote Assyrian studies. It promotes cooperative activities and exchange of information within the field and facilitates contact between scholars and scholarly organizations. 


21200 Owensmouth Ave P.O. Box 632

Woodland Hills, CA 91365

EIN# 83-1163287


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© The Trustees of Columbia University, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Media Center for Art History

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