ISCH Essay Prize 2014

In order to support cultural historical research and encourage scholars in their early career, the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH) has decided to offer an essay prize which will be awarded each year to the best article on cultural history. The ISCH Prize in 2014 is 250 GBP. The winning article will also be published in the society’s journal Cultural History.

The ISCH welcomes original texts that make an insightful contribution to scholarship on cultural history through methodological innovation, theoretical originality or historiographical significance. Articles on any aspect of cultural history, on any historical period or geographical area will be accepted for consideration.

Submissions should be original, unpublished works in English, written by scholars who, when applying for the prize, are either preparing their PhD or have completed their PhD during the last five years. Essays should be double spaced, and no more than 7000 words in length.

To submit an entry, please send a complete application to each member of the Prize Committee. The submissions should include a cover sheet with author information, the essay and its publication details and a short CV. All files should be in pdf format.

Your submission must be sent not later than by 30 June 2014. The winner will be announced at the ISCH Conference in Johannesburg, 24-27 November 2014.

Please send your submission to:

  • Prof. Jörg Rogge, Chair of the Prize Committee Email: rogge@uni-mainz.de Address: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Historisches Seminar Saarstr. 21, D-55099 Mainz Germany
  • Prof. Anne Eriksen Email: anne.eriksen@ikos.uio.no Address: University of Oslo Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental languages Postboks 1010 Blindern N-0315 Oslo Norway
  •  Anu Korhonen Email: anu.korhonen@helsinki.fi Address: Department of World Culture PO Box 59 (Unioninkatu 38 A) FI-00014 University of Helsinki Finland

View the essay award list here.