The Jerusalem Quarterly is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Ibrahim Dakkak Award for Outstanding Essay on Jerusalem: Gabriel Polley. Polley is a PhD graduate in Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter. His essay “Jerusalem Through Evangelical Eyes: Nineteenth-Century Western Encounters with Palestinian Christianity” will be published in the Summer Issue of the Jerusalem Quarterly (JQ86).
The Jury consisted of Michael Dumper: Member of the Advisory Board of the Jerusalem Quarterly, Hanan Toukan: Contributing Editor at the Jerusalem Quarterly, Lisa Taraki: Sociologist, Professor at Birzeit University, and Vincent Lemire: Directeur du CRFJ Centre de Recherche Français à Jérusalem. A number of additional essays received honorable mention as outstanding contributions on Jerusalem and will appear in future issues of the Jerusalem Quarterly.
Ibrahim Dakkak Award for Outstanding Essay on Jerusalem is an annual award launched by the Jerusalem Quarterly in 2017 to commemorate the memory and work of Ibrahim Dakkak (1929–2016), Jerusalem architect, activist, political leader, and former chairman of the Advisory Board of the Jerusalem Quarterly. It is awarded to an outstanding submission that addresses either contemporary or historical issues relating to Jerusalem. A committee selected by the Jerusalem Quarterly determines the winning essay. The author will be awarded a prize of U.S. $1,000 and the essay will be published in the Jerusalem Quarterly. The deadline for submissions is 15 January of each year.
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