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Annelise Thimme Article Prize Winners

Below is a list of recent winners of the Annelise Thimme Article Prize. The prize was named after Dr. Thimme in 2021. From 2004-2018, before being distinctly named, it had been joined together with the book prize in honor of Hans Rosenberg. When available, you may click on the link to read the prize announcement.

2017-2018
Jonathan Wiesen, “American Lynching in the Nazi Imagination: Race and Extra-Legal Violence in 1930s Germany,” German History 36, no. 1 (2017): 38-59.

2015-2016
James Retallack, “Mapping the Red Threat: The Politics of Exclusion in Leipzig Before 1914,” Central European History 49 (2016), 341-382.

2013-2014
Jacob M. Baum, “From Incense to Idolatry: The Reformation of Olfaction in Late Medieval German Ritual,” Sixteenth Century Journal 44: 2 (2014), 323-44. 

2011-2012
Duane Corpis, “Marian Pilgrimage and the Performance of Male Privilege in Eighteenth-Century Augsburg,” Central European History 45 (2012), 375-406. 

2009-2010
Jonathan R. Zatlin, “Unifying without Integrating: The East German Collapse and German Unity,” Central European History 43 (2010): 487-507.

2007-2008
Kathy Stuart, “Suicide by Proxy: The Unintended Consequences of Public Executions in Eighteenth-Century Germany,” Central European History 41 (2008): 413-445

2005-2006
Mary Nolan, “German as Victims During the Second World War: Air Wars, Memory Wars,”published in Central European History, vol., 38 ( March 2005);

Robert G. Moeller, “Germans as Victims? Thoughts on a Post-Cold-War History of World War II’s Legacies,” History and Memory, vol.17 (Spring/Summer, 2005)

2003-2004
Benjamin Hett, “The Captain of Köpenick and the Transformation of German Criminal Justice, 1891-1914,” Central European History 36, 1 (2003): 1-43.

2001-2002
Michael Geyer, “Insurrectionary Warfare: The German Debate About a Levee en Masse in October 1918,” The Journal of Modern History 73 (September 2001): 459-527.

1999-2000
George Williamson, “What Killed August von Kotzebue? The Temptations of Virtue and the Political Theology of German Nationalism, 1789-1819,” The Journal of Modern History 72 (December 2000): 890-943.

1997-1998
Karl Bahm, “Beyond the Bourgeoisie: Rethinking Nation, Culture, and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Central Europe,” Austrian History Yearbook 29, pt. 1 (1998): 19-35.

1995-1996
Robert Moeller, “War Stories: The Search for a Useable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany,” The American Historical Review 101 (October 1996): 1008-1048.