The Contemporary European History Prize 2019

The editors of Contemporary European History have established this prize with the aim of encouraging, recognizing and promoting high-quality research among postgraduate and early career scholars.

Contemporary European History covers the history of Eastern and Western Europe, including the United Kingdom, from 1918 to the present. By combining a wide geographical compass with a relatively short time span, the journal achieves both range and depth in its coverage. It is open to all forms of historical inquiry – including cultural, economic, international, political and social approaches – and welcomes comparative and transnational analysis. The journal regularly features contributions from scholars outside the Anglophone community and acts as a channel of communication between European historians throughout the continent and beyond it.


The prize is open to anyone currently registered for a PhD (or equivalent), or to anyone within 5 years of their PhD viva (excepting career breaks), without geographic limitation.

The winner’s prize will consist of:
• Publication of the submission in Contemporary European History
• £400 worth of CUP books

Other entries of quality may be invited to publish their submissions in the journal. For further details of the prize, including entry requirements and eligibility see:


Entries should be submitted via the journal’s online submission system at: Please tick box to indicate that you want it to be considered for the prize. The closing date for entries is 31 August 2019.

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