ISCH Essay Prize Competition 2022 for Cultural Historians

In order to support cultural historical research and encourage scholars in their early career, the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH) offers an essay prize that will be awarded each year to the best article on cultural history. The ISCH Prize in 2022 is 350 €. The winning article will also be published in the society’s journal, Cultural History. For the previous winners, see here.

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 Submissions should be original, unpublished works in English, written by scholars who, when applying for the prize, are either preparing their PhD or have completed their PhD during the last five years.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 (including references).

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, a short CV and the essay itself. All files should be in pdf format. Your submission must be sent not later than 15 April 2022. The winner will be announced at the 14th ISCH Conference, to be held in Verona, Italy 2-5 August 2022.

Please send your submission to:
Prof. Alessandro Arcangeli, Chair of the Prize Committee
University of Verona

Prof. em. Harvey Green
Northeastern University

Dr Josephine Hoegaerts
HCAS – Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies