German History Society Prize 2017

Publish Date: Mar 15, 2017

Deadline: Jun 05, 2017

About the prize

The German History Society, in association with the RHS, invites entries for an essay on any aspect of German history, including the history of German-speaking people both within and beyond Europe. Papers drawing on research in primary sources and critical, methodological or theoretical essays are equally welcome. The winning essay is awarded a prize of £500 and considered for publication in the journal German History. The winning entry is announced at the Germany History Society’s AGM in September.

The German History Prize for 2015 was awarded to Clare Copley for ‘Between the Brothel and the Colony: Negotiating the Heterotopia of the Former Aviation Ministry’.

The Rules

  • The essay can be on any aspect of German History, including the history of German-speaking people both within and beyond Europe.  Papers drawing on research in primary sources and critical, methodological or theoretical essays are equally welcome.
  • Any student registered for a postgraduate degree (master’s or doctoral) at a university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland is eligible to enter the competition. All postgraduates who submitted their dissertation within twelve months of the closing date for entries are also eligible.
  • Manuscripts which are already in press or have been submitted for publication by another journal are not eligible to compete for the prize.
  • The text of the essay (exclusive of references and bibliography) must not exceed 10,000 words.
  • The essay must be submitted in English.
  • An electronic copy of your essay will need to be uploaded to the entry form.
  • The closing date for entries is 5 June 2017.

The Decision

  • The essays submitted will be read by a jury of three historians, two nominated by the GHS and one by the RHS. (The two societies reserve the right to nominate additional jurors if this is considered appropriate.)
  • Bearing in mind the overall criterion of publishability, the jury will evaluate the submissions in terms of their originality, depth, scope and rigour and the extent to which they make a new contribution to historical understanding, as well as qualities of style and presentation.
  • The jury reserves the right not to award a prize in any particular year.
  • The decision of the jury is final.
  • The jury will make its decision by the beginning of August and inform the prize candidates as soon as possible after that. The winner will be publicly announced at the Annual General Meeting of the GHS in September.

How to Enter

  • Any postgraduate student registered for a master’s degree or a doctorate at a university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland is eligible to enter the competition.
  • All postgraduates who submitted their dissertation within twelve months of the closing date for entries are also eligible.
  • Please note that an electronic copy of your essay will need to be uploaded to the entry form.
  • For further information on how to enter, please refer to the Guidelines.
  • Once you have read the guidelines please complete entry form.

Closing date for entries: 5 June 2017

All enquiries about the Prize should be addressed to the Administrative Secretary, Melanie Ransom, at: m.ransom@royalhistsoc.org

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