European Studies First Article Prize

European Studies First Article Prize call for nominations

The European Studies First Article Prize honors the writers of the best first articles about European history, society, economics or culture published within a two-year period. Two prizes will be awarded in 2016, one to a scholar working in the humanities and one to a scholar working in the social sciences. 

A multi-disciplinary First Article Prize Committee appointed by the Council’s Executive Committee will choose the winner. Each prize winner will receive $500 and public recognition on the Council's website and publications.



Each nominated article must meet the following criteria:

be the first article published by the nominee in the field of European Studies in a peer-reviewed journal;
• be published between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015;
• be the work of one author only or be an article on which the nominee is the first author; 
• be authored by a member of the Council for European Studies or a faculty/student of an institution that is a member.

Nominations may be submitted by the publisher, editor, author, or admiring colleagues, and must be accompanied by a nomination form and digital copy of the nominated article.  (Articles should be directly attached to the nomination form.)  Paper submissions will not be accepted.


The deadline for the 2016 First Article Prize will be announced in 2016.

Defining the Humanities and Social Sciences
For the purposes of the European Studies First Article Prize Competition, the Committee will adhere to the following definition of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  



Social Sciences

English   Anthropology
Comparative Literature   Economics
History   Sociology
Classics   Geography
Religion   Political Science/Government
Philosophy   Education
Rhetoric   Communications/Marketing
Law   Business Administration
the Arts   Public Administration
Linguistics   International Relations
Specific language Studies   Criminology 


Note: This list should not be interpreted as excluding submissions from disciplines or areas of research not listed.  For more guidance on issues of disciplinary eligibility please contact the Council for European studies at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






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