Tallinn Dissertation Prize: Call for Submissions

Tallinn Dissertation Prize: Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions: 2021 Tallinn Dissertation Prize

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) welcomes submissions
for the 2021 Tallinn Dissertation Prize in European Environmental History. The Dissertation Prize aims to support early career environmental history scholars based in Europe or those based outside Europe but whose work contributes to European environmental history.

The Tallinn Dissertation Prize was established by the ESEH to reward innovative doctoral dissertations based on original research in European environmental history. The Prize was named after Tallinn, the city where it was awarded for the first time at the 10th ESEH Biennial Conference in 2019.

Through the Prize, ESEH encouragesearly career scholars to be involved in the community of environmental historians in Europe. The prize enhances the visibility of PhD students and post-docs in environmental history and the environmental humanities and strengthens intergenerational ties within the ESEH.

  • Doctoral dissertations defended (or otherwise assessed) in 2019 or 2020 are eligible for the prize
  • Eligible dissertations must either
  • originate at an institution in a country covered by ESEH Regional Representatives (see http://eseh.org/about-eseh/regions/)
  • or if the applicant is based outside Europe, the dissertation must contribute to the literature of European environmental history.

ESEH treats “environmental history” broadly and especially encourages submissions with interdisciplinary, transnational and/or comparative perspectives, including, but not limited to, Europe’s impact on the global environment. Submissions in any language are welcome.

The winner will receive a monetary award of EUR 500 as well as a travel grant (if needed) to attend the 11th ESEH Conference 5-8 July 2021 in Bristol, England.If you need financial travel assistance to come to Bristol, please note this in your submission.


Send in a full PFD of your dissertation or thesis in its original language clearly labelled with the NAME of the applicant.

In addition, please submit(in a single pdf):

  • A “long abstract” (extended summary) in English of the dissertation (up to 6 pages), including name of applicant and title of the dissertation
  • A short abstract of up to 350 words in English, 5 related keywords, names of supervisors, and (if applicable) defence date to be added to the ESEH dissertation database
  • A short CV of the applicant (up to 1 page)

Send both documents by email to TallinnDissertationPrize@gmail.com

Put your name in the subject line.

Deadline for submissions is 15 January 2021. The winner of the Prize will be notified by 15 April 2021.

Members of the 2021 Tallinn Dissertation Prize Committee:

  • Libby Robin (chair; Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
  • Onur Inal (Board Representative), University of Vienna, Austria
  • Inês Amorim, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Dan Tamir, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Simone Schleper, Maastricht University, Netherlands
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