The German History Society, in association with the Royal Historical Society, invites entries for an essay on any aspect of German history, including the history of German-speaking people both within and beyond Europe. Papers drawing on research in primary sources and critical, methodological or theoretical essays are equally welcome. The winning essay is awarded a prize of £500 and considered for publication in the journal German History. The winning entry is announced at the Germany History Society’s AGM in September. A runner-up prize of £250 is also awarded.
The German History Prize for 2019 was awarded to Dr Simon Unger (University of Oxford) for ‘”Leaders, not Lords”: Führertum, Democracy, and Nazism in the Weimar Republic’.
Holly Fletcher (Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge) was proxime accessit for the prize for ‘”Belly-Worshippers and Greed-Paunches”: Fatness and the Belly in the Lutheran Reformation’.
How to Enter
- Any postgraduate student registered for a master’s degree or a doctorate at a university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland is eligible to enter the competition.
- All postgraduates who submitted their dissertation within twelve months of the closing date for entries are also eligible.
- Please note that an electronic copy of your essay will need to be uploaded to the entry form.
- For further information on how to enter, please refer to the Guidelines.
- Once you have read the guidelines please complete this entry form.
Closing date for entries: 3 June 2019
All enquiries about the Prize should be addressed to the Administrative Secretary, Imogen Evans, at: firstname.lastname@example.org