The Dan David Prize is the world’s largest history prize, annually awarding 9 prizes of $300,000 each to early and midcareer scholars and practitioners in the historical disciplines, to acknowledge their outstanding achievements and support future work. Nominations for the 2024 Dan David Prize are now open and submissions will be accepted until October 11, 2023.
Nominees can come from any field related to the study of the human past, both within academia and outside it. The list of previous winners can be found here.
Nominations are open to researchers in disciplines such as history, archaeology, art history, digital humanities and human palaeontology, as well as independent scholars, public historians, museum curators and documentary filmmakers.
Anyone can nominate. Self-nominations will not be considered | Renominations from previous years are encouraged.
-Nominees must be engaged in outstanding and original work related to the study of the human past, employing any chronological, geographical and methodological focus.
-Nominees should exhibit strong potential for future excellence, innovation and leadership that will help shape the study of the past for years to come.
-Academic nominees must hold a PhD and must have published at least one major piece of work, such as a book or a collection of articles related to a major project.
-Non-academic nominees are NOT required to hold a PhD, but must have completed at least one major piece of work, such as a book, major publication, exhibition, documentary film or public humanities project, and should demonstrate an ongoing engagement with topics related to history and the study of the past.
-Nominees should be no more than 15 years post-PhD (for academics) or 15 years after the release of their first major project (for non-academics), although due allowance will be made for career breaks (including e.g. parental and care leave or duties, health-related leave and career changes).
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The Dan David Prize is awarded to outstanding early and midcareer scholars and practitioners in all historical disciplines. The award ceremony celebrating 2023 winners took place on Wednesday, May 17, at Tel Aviv University.
Watch the 2023 Dan David Prize award ceremony:
Nomination for the 2024 Dan David Prize will open on June 14, 2023.
Full details of the nomination process can be found on the prize official website.
The European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) has announced the Walter Markov Prize 2023 and applications are open. The prize honours an outstanding PhD- or MA-thesis that contributes to the research fields of Walter Markov, especially the comparative exploration of revolutions; social movements and decolonisation processes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America; historiographical traditions in various national contexts; and academic internationalisation in the course of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Papers that are submitted for the Walter-Markov-Prize are expected to take a global perspective on its subject, either by addressing it from a comparative point of view, by examining processes of cultural transfers, or by seeking to understand the entanglements of various spatial frameworks.
The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2023.
More details and the full Call for Applications can be found here
Terms and conditions
The Prize is given to individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the historical discipline through their works, publications and teaching.
– The Prize is awarded nominally.
– The Prize cannot be awarded posthumously.
– No personal application can be made.
– The members of the CISH/ICHS will send their proposal to the secretary general and to the president of the CISH/ICHS. Only one proposal can be received per member.
– The proposals must include a statement detailing the work of the nominee and give as many elements as possible (CV, books, articles, etc.) to inform the members of the jury.
The members of the Board of CISH/ICHS form the jury according to the guidelines voted on during the General Assembly in Jinan in 2015.
The proposals will be submitted to the office of CISH/ICHS:
c/o Fondazione Luigi Einaudi
via Principe Amedeo, 34
via email to: email@example.com
before September 15th, 2023.
The awardee will be honored publicly during the General Assembly of CISH/ICHS in Tokyo in Autumn 2024.