Call for Submissions: 2023 St Andrews Article Prize

The ESEH welcomes submissions for the 2023 St Andrews Article Prize in European Environmental History.

The prize rewards innovative and well-written article-length research in the field of European environmental history. Articles (or book chapters that are to be read as a stand-alone work) published in 2021 or 2022 on any subject in European environmental history, including Europe’s (post)colonial impact on the global environment, and in any European language, are eligible. We welcome applications from senior and junior scholars from all over the world, though some preference may be given to junior scholars.

The winner will receive a monetary award of EURO 500 as well as a travel grant (if needed) to attend the 12th ESEH Conference to be held in Bern, Switzerland on 22-26 August 2023. In case an applicant needs financial travel assistance to travel to Bern, the applicant is asked to specify this point in the application.

Additionally, environmental historian and cartoonist Tomasz Samojilik has offered to sketch a ‘scientific cartoon’, a witty graphic summary of the winning article, given the authors’ consent.

In line with the diversity of interdisciplinary environmental history, we accept both single- and multi-authored manuscripts. In case of the latter, submitters must notify all co-authors of the submission. Nominations are limited to one article per main author. However, you can appear as a second or third author on other submissions. You can nominate articles by other authors but only if the authors agree to the nomination. Please note that the financial award is a fixed amount, independently of the number of authors.

Deadline for submissions is 31 December 2022. Applicants are asked to submit their published article by email as a PDF to If the language of publication is not English, applicants should include a one-page summary in English. The winner will be notified by 14 May 2023. Here you can download the call in Pdf.

Members of the 2023 St Andrews Article Prize Committee
Debjani Bhattacharyya (chair), University of Zürich, Switzerland
Małgorzata Praczyk, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Poul Holm, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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