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Prizes

The Central European History Society sponsors a book and article prize for the best work in Central European history. The book prize, awarded each year, is named in honor of the pioneering social historian Hans Rosenberg. The article prize, awarded every other year, is named in honor of the historian and first female President of CEHS, Annelise Thimme. For the article prize, essays published in the previous two years are eligible.


Hans Rosenberg Book Prize

The Central European History Society (CEHS) solicits nominations for the Hans Rosenberg Book Prize. This annual prize honors the best book in Central European history published in English by a permanent resident of North America. This year’s award considers books with an imprint of 2020. Central European history is understood to include all German-speaking countries as well as areas previously included within the Habsburg monarchy.

CEHS discourages submissions of reprints, second editions, multi-authored anthologies, and document publications. The award will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New Orleans in January 2022.

Nominations received by July 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. To nominate a book, please send an email with publication information to RosenbergPrize@centraleuropeanhistory.org. Please then send one hard copy of the book to each of the following three persons:

Prof. Molly Loberg (Committee Chair)
History Department 
California Polytechnic State University 
1 Grand Avenue 
San Luis Obispo, CA  93407 

Prof. Heidi Tworek
Room 1297
1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Prof. Janek Wasserman
4416 5th Ave. S
Apt. C
Birmingham, AL 35222

Questions about the prize may be directed to RosenbergPrize@centraleuropeanhistory.org.


Annelise Thimme Article Prize

The Central European History Society (CEHS) solicits nominations for the biennial Annelise Thimme Article Prize. This prize recognizes the best English-language article or essay on Central European history written by a permanent resident of North America. This year’s prize is for articles with a publication date of 2019 or 2020. Nominations can be made by authors, editors, presses, or third parties.

The prize committee will consider journal articles as well as individual essays from anthologies or collections. Articles and essays published outside North America are eligible, but reprinted essays are not. Central European history is understood to include all German-speaking countries as well as areas previously included within the Habsburg monarchy.

Nominations received by July 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. Submissions can be made by emailing ThimmePrize@centraleuropeanhistory.org. Please include the publication information and attach the article as a PDF document. Questions may be sent to the same email address.