ISCH Essay Prize Competition 2017

ISCH Prize Competition 2017 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 which will be awarded each year to the best article on cultural history. The ISCH Prize in 2017 is 350 €, and 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Submissions should be original, unpublished works in English, written by scholars who, when applying for the prize, are either preparing their PhD or have completed their PhD during the last five years.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, a short CV and the essay itself. All files should be in pdf format.

Your submission must be sent not later than 30 April 2017. The winner will be announced at the ISCH Conference in Umeå, 26–29 June, 2017.

Please send your submission to:

Dr. Anu Korhonen, Chair of the Prize Committee
University of Helsinki

Prof. em. Harvey Green

Northeastern University


Dr. Mauricio Sánchez Menchero


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México