The Central European History Society sponsors a book and article prize to recognize outstanding work in Central European history published by North American scholars. 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.
Calls for nominations
Hans Rosenberg Book Prize
The Hans Rosenberg Book Prize honors the best monograph in Central European history published in English by a North American scholar. “Central European history” is understood to include all German-speaking countries as well as areas previously included within the Habsburg monarchy. Translations, edited collections, anthologies, memoirs, and books that have previously been published are ineligible for consideration for the Hans Rosenberg Prize.
Nominations for the current competition (for books published in 2022) are no longer being accepted. Information about the next year’s competition, for books published in 2023, will be announced in late March 2024.
Questions about the prize may be directed to RosenbergPrize@centraleuropeanhistory.org.
Annelise Thimme Article Prize
The biennial Annelise Thimme Article Prize recognizes the best English-language article or essay on Central European history written by a North American scholar. 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 for the current article prize competition (for articles published in 2021 and 2022) have now closed. Information about the next competition, for articles published in 2023 and 2024, will be announced in late March 2025.
Questions about the prize may be sent to ThimmePrize@centraleuropeanhistory.org.