Berlin history prize announced

Erste WissenschaftspreistraegerThe Steering Committee (Verein für die Geschichte Berlins e.V. gegr. 1865 , VfdGB) has decided on the two winners of the prize for historical research with a total endowment of 4000€.

  • Alwin Cubasch won the price for his thesis on
    “Guest of a vending machine. Gastro technique in Berlin around 1900”.
  • Barbara Laber won the price for her work
    “Successful Exercise – The history of Chinese acrobats in Berlin”.

Congratulation to both!

The decision of the Steering Committee was based on the vote of a jury of seven members: Prof. Dr. Arnd Bauerkämper, Prof. Dr. Dorothee Haffner, Prof. Dr. Susanne Kähler, Dr. Wolfgang Krogel, Prof. Dr. Sandkühler, Prof. Dr. Ingrid Scheuermann, Dr. Manfred Uhlitz.

The winners will present their work and receive the certificate on March 26 during the general assembly of the VfdGB.

The VfdGB thanks the eleven additional applicants for their contributions and their interesting and innovative work.
The history price was made possible based on an inheritance given to VfdGB by Dr. Stefan Massante († 2015) and his wife Dr. Hanna Massante.

Call for entries for the “Science award of the Association for Berlin History, founded in 1865”
Ausschreibung des ’Wissenschaftspreis des Vereins für die Geschichte Berlins e.V., gegr. 1865’

In 2018 the Association for Berlin History (short:VfdGB) is giving away a science award for the first time. It is endowed with maximum 4000 Euro. This prize honours already existing or planned research works or projects concerning Berlin history of individual junior scientists or science teams – especially in the fields of social history, arts and cultural history, legal and constitutional history, economic history as well as history of technology and science. Projects that convey and deal with European and global aspects of Berlin history are particularly welcome.

Projects like publications and exhibitions, but also oral-history-projects, app programming and other innovative studies with historical content can be supported. There are no criteria concerning the format of your planned project. The support programme of the VfdGB aims to support exceptional engagement for historical research and students’ research initiatives or their dissemination.

An important criterion for honouring you with the award is a high scientific quality of your work. Only unpublished works can be considered for winning. They shall not have been awarded in another comparable competition yet.

The selection of the award winner or winning team by the board of the VfdGB is based on the recommendation of a jury – without possibility of recourse to legal action.

Please enclose the following information and documents in the application:

  • We´ll accept your application in German or English
  • Your name, address and e-mail address
  • A manuscript or a two page project outline including the theme, aim and short details on the execution of your plans
  • A short resume of your scientific career or some information about your project team
  • If you’re handing in your final degree thesis, make sure to attach the report. In other projects, please turn in a letter of recommendation of your university teachers

Deadline for application: 30. September 2018

For any questions or for filing your application including your documents, please contact us directly at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

We are looking forward to your application!

Dr. Manfred Uhlitz, President of the VfdGB
Prof. Susanne Kähler, Vice chairman
Dr. Wolfgang Krogel, Vice chairman

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