ISCH Essay Prize

ISCH Essay Prize Competition 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 was 350 €. The winning articles are also 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 Submissions should be original, unpublished works in English, written by scholars who, when applying for the prize, are either preparing their PhD or have completed their PhD during the last five years.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).

In 2023, instead of the Essay Prize, the ISCH prize will be granted to the best conference presentation in the annual ISCH conference in Singapore. More information to follow soon.


The ISCH Essay Prize committee:
Prof. Alessandro Arcangeli, Chair of the Prize Committee
Email: alessandro.arcangeli@univr.it
University of Verona

Prof. em. Harvey Green
Email: harvey@waterloom.com
Northeastern University

Dr Josephine Hoegaerts
Email: josephine.hoegaerts@helsinki.fi
HCAS – Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies