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 Central European History Society (CEHS) is pleased to solicit nominations for the Hans Rosenberg Book Prize. This annual prize honors the best monograph in Central European history published in English by a North American scholar. This year’s competition is restricted to books with an imprint of 2022. “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 may be made by an author or by a publisher. Publishers may submit as many entries as they wish. To nominate a book, please send an email with full publication information to: RosenbergPrize@centraleuropeanhistory.org.
Upon receipt of this email, the nominator will be sent contact information for the three members of the prize committee. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Rosenberg Prize Entry.” Print copies are preferred; if only an e-copy is available, please contact the committee members beforehand to arrange the submission format.
Members of the 2023 prize committee:
Kelly Whitmer, Chair (Sewanee: The University of the South)
Rebecca Bennette (Middlebury College)
Christopher Molnar (University of Michigan-Flint)
Please note: All entries must be received by June 5, 2023. Entries will not be returned. The award recipient will be announced on the CEHS website in December 2023 and recognized during the CEHS’s business meeting, held in conjunction with the AHA’s 2024 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
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 North American scholar. This year’s competition is for works published in 2021 or 2022. 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.
To nominate an article or essay, please send an email to ThimmePrize@centraleuropeanhistory.org that a) states the full publication information for the article/essay and b) to which is attached a PDF of the published version of the article/essay. All nominations and submissions must be received by June 15, 2023.
Members of the committee for the 2021-2022 prize:
Heather Gumbert, Chair (Virginia Tech)
Adam A. Blacker (University of Wyoming)
Lenny A. Ureña Valerio (University of New Mexico)
Questions about the prize may be sent to ThimmePrize@centraleuropeanhistory.org. The winning article will be announced in December 2023 and formally recognized during the Society’s annual business meeting, to be held in conjunction with the AHA’s 2024 meeting in San Francicso.