Prize of the German Historical Institute London
The Prize of the German Historical Institute London is awarded annually for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis on German history (submitted to a British or Irish university), British history or the history of the British Empire (submitted to a German university), Anglo-German relations, or an Anglo-German comparative topic. The Prize is 1,000 Euros.
To be eligible a thesis must have been submitted to a British, Irish or German university after 30 June 2016. To apply, send one copy of the thesis with
- a one-page abstract,
- examiners' reports on the thesis,
- a brief CV,
- a declaration that the author will allow it to be considered for publication in the Institute's German-language series, and that the work will not be published before the judges have reached a final decision,
- a supervisor's reference
to reach the Director of the German Historical Institute London, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ, by 31 July 2017.
The Prize will be presented on the occasion of the Institute's Annual Lecture on 3 November 2017.
The winner of the 2016 Prize is Benjamin Pope (Durham University) for Relationships between Townspeople and Rural Nobles in late medieval Germany. A Study of Nuremberg in the 1440s.
Previous prize-winners are:
Mahon Murphy in 2015 for Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees Captured by British and Dominion forces from the German Colonies during the First World War submitted to the London School of Economics.
Chris Knowles in 2014 for Winning the Peace: The British in Occupied Germany, 1945-1948 submitted to King's College London.
Helen Whatmore in 2013 for On co-existence with a KZ: Bystanders and Concentration Camps in Western Europe 1938-2005 submitted to the University College London.
David Motadel in 2011 for Germany’s Policy towards Islam, 1941-1945 submitted to the University of Cambridge.
Britta Schilling in 2010 for Memory, Myth and Material Culture: Visions of Empire in Postcolonial Germany submitted to the University of Oxford.
Jana Tschurenev in 2009 for Imperial Experiments in Education: Monitorial Schooling in India, 1785-1835 submitted to the Humboldt-Universität Berlin.
Christiane Reinecke in 2008 for Grenzen der Freizügigkeit. Die Politik der Migrationskontrolle in Großbritannien und Deutschland, 1880–1930 submitted to the Humboldt-Universität Berlin.
Astrid Swenson in 2007 for Conceptualising Heritage in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth Century France, Germany and England submitted to the University of Cambridge.
Michael Ledger-Lomas in 2006 for The Idea of Germany in Religious, Educational and Cultural Thought in England, c.1830-1865 submitted to the University of Cambridge.
Florian Altenhöner in 2005 for Kommunikation und Kontrolle: Gerüchte und städtische Öffentlichkeiten in Berlin und London 1914/1918 submitted to the Humboldt-Universität Berlin.
Christian Haase in 2004 for In Search of a European Settlement: The Königswinter Conference and West Germany - Allied Relations 1939-1973 submitted to the University of Oxford.
Kristin Anne Semmens in 2003 for Domestic Tourism in the Third Reich submitted to the University of Cambridge.
Jan Rüger in 2002 for Celebration of the Fleet in Britain and Germany, 1897-1914 submitted to the University of Cambridge.
Ulrike Lindner in 2001 for Politik - Gesundheitswesen - Patienten. Maßnahmen und Auswirkungen von Gesundheitspolitik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und in Großbritannien 1948-65 submitted to the University of Munich.
Nikolaus Braun in 2000 for Brudermord, Rebellion, Freiheitskrieg? Legitimieren und Handeln im Irischen Bürgerkrieg 1922-1923 submitted to the University of Munich.
Jörn Leonard in 1998 for Sprachmengerei und Begriffsverwirrung - Komparative Studien zur historischen Semantik von "Liberalismus" im 19. Jahrhundert: Frankreich, Deutschland, Italien und England im Vergleich submitted to the University of Heidelberg.
Lothar Reinermann in 1997 for Der Kaiser in England - Perzeption und Image Wilhelms II. in der britischen Öffentlichkeit 1888-1920/1 submitted to the University of Duisburg.
Martin Schaad in 1996 for Anglo-German relations during the formative years of the European community, 1955-1961