Essay Award List


The essay prize 2020 winner is Anna Brunton with her article “‘Still may these Attic Glories Reign’: How eighteenth-century Whig taste was shaped by a political metaphor. The article will be published in a future issue of Cultural History journal.

In 2019 Alexandra Szabó won the essay prize for her article “The Changing Memories of the Jewish Budapest: Pre- and Post-Holocaust Representations of a City”. The article has been published in Cultural History 10, 1 (April 2021), pp. 133–149.

In 2018, the essay prize went to Anil Paralkar (Heidelberg) for his article on “Trade, Exoticism and the English Appropriation of South Asian Pickles, c. 1600–1750”. The artice has been published in Cultural History 9, 1 (April 2020), pp. 106–122.

The 2017 essay prize was awarded to Abril Liberatori for her article “Rock’n’Roll, Tango, & Italian Boogie-Woogie: Transnational Music and Immigrant Life in Post-World War II Buenos Aires”. The article has been published in Cultural History 7, 1 (April 2018), pp. 76–97.

The 2016 winning article for the essay prize was given to Mónica García-Fernández for her work on “Gender Metaphors in Representations of the Biological Body: An Analysis of Popular Medical Literature Published in Franco’s Spain”. The article has been published in Cultural History 6, 2 (October 2017), pp. 209–226.

In 2015 the essay prize was not awarded.

The 2014 essay prize has been awarded to Agnes Andeweg from the University of Maastricht for her article entitled “Manifestations of the Flying Dutchman. On materialising ghosts and (not) remembering the colonial past”. Please go to the related post for more Information, and read the article in Cultural History 4, 2 (2015), pp. 187-205.

The 2013 Essay prize was awarded to Soile Ylivuori, Helsinki University, for her essay entiteld ‘A Polite Foucault? Eighteenth-Century Politeness as a Disciplinary System and a Practice of the Self’. The article was published in Cultural History 3, 2 (2014), pp. 170-189.

In 2012 the essay prize was not awarded.

The 2011 prize was awarded to Erin Sullivan, of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, for her essay entitled ‘The Watchful Spirit: Religious Anxieties toward Sleep in Seventeenth-Century England’. It has been published in the first issue of Cultural History 1, 1 (2012), pp. 14-35.

The 2010 prize was awared to Kirsi Kanerva for her essay entitled ‘Ogoefa (misfortune) as an Emotion in Thirteenth-Century Iceland’.