European Studies First Article Prize

European Studies First Article Prize call for nominations

The European Studies First Article Prize honors new writers of articles about European history, society, economics, or culture published within a two-year period. Humanities as well as Social Sciences articles will be considered.

A multi-disciplinary First Article Prize Committee appointed by the CES Executive Committee will choose the winner. The prize winner will receive $250 and public recognition on CES' website and publications.

*The European Studies First Article Prize is awarded in odd years, alternating with the European Studies Book Award


For the European Studies First Article Prize, 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 October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2020
  • 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 CES or full-time faculty/a student of a member institution.

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.


Application and Nominations open July 1, 2020 and are due on or before October 1, 2020.  

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 CES at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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