Please join us in congratulating Val Kivelson, who won the Historia Nova Prize for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual and Cultural History for her Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia (Cornell University Press, 2013).  Desperate Magic also received an honorable mention from ASEES's Wayne Vucinich Book Prize, awarded to the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences.