The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) are pleased to announce the new Turku Book Prize. The prize is named after the city of Turku, Finland, where it was awarded for the first time at the 6th biennial ESEH Conference, 28 June– 2 July 2011.
The Turku Book Award is intended to identify and encourage innovative and well-written scholarship in the field of environmental history. The prize, worth € 3000, is awarded for the best book in environmental history published in the two years preceding each biennial conference of the ESEH.
Books may be nominated by authors, publishers, or members of the ESEH. Preference is given to books that focus at least partly on Europe and/or to authors who are affiliated with European institutions.
The next Turku Book Award will be presented in Munich in 2013; eligible books are those published in 2011 or 2012. Nominated books should be submitted in three copies by mail to the Rachel Carson Center in Munich by
15 January 2013 1 December 2012. If the monograph is written in a language other than English, please include a one-page English summary.
Committee members include:
- Franziska Torma (RCC)
- Stefania Barca (ESEH)
- Julia Herzberg (RCC)
- Uwe Lübken (RCC)
- Paul Warde (ESEH)
The address for submissions is:
Rachel Carson Center
Full details are available in the book award official announcement.
Updated and corrected on 22 May 2012
The first ESEH/RCC Turku Book Award was conferred at the 6th biennial ESEH Conference, 28 June – 2 July 2011 to Stefania Barca for her book Enclosing Water. Nature and Political Economy in a Mediterranean Valley, 1796-1916 (Cambridge: White Horse Press, 2010)
The award committee consisted of Christof Mauch (ESEH/ RCC), David Moon (ESEH), Diana Mincyte (RCC), Phia Steyn (ESEH), and Franziska Torma (RCC).