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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 (author’s name) to read the commendation (laudatio). (Note: starting in 2026, the year associated with the official prize designation will be the year in which the prize is awarded. Accordingly, the 2026 Annelise Thimme prize will be for articles published in 2023 and 2024).

Dominique Kirchner Reill, Ivan Jeličić and Francesca Rolandi, “Redefining Citizenship after Empire: The Rights to Welfare, to Work, and to Remain in a Post-Habsburg World,” Journal of Modern History, vol. 94, no. 2 (2022): 326-62.

Honorable Mention: Claudia Kreklau, “The Gender Anxiety of Otto von Bismarck, 1866–1898,” German History, vol. 40, no. 2 (2022): 171-96.

Kira Thurman, “Performing Lieder, Hearing Race: Debating Blackness, Whiteness, and German Identity in Interwar Central Europe,” Journal of the American Musicological Society, vol. 72, no. 3 (2019): 825-65.

Honorable Mention: Yanara Schmacks, “ ‘Motherhood Is Beautiful’: Maternalism in the West German New Women’s Movement between Eroticization and Ecological Protest,” Central European History, vol. 53, no. 4 (December 2020): 811-34.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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.

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.

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

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.