GHS Equality and Inclusion Prize

The German History Society has initiated an award for critical interventions in debates on gender, minorities, migration, ethnicity and equality, including research on critical race studies, LGBTQ+ and queer studies, and disability studies, related to any aspect of the history of Germany and the German-speaking world in its broadest global context.


The scheme is open to:

  • Any student registered for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree (master’s or doctoral) at a university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland
  • Postgraduate Researchers (full-time or part-time) registered at a UK or Irish university
  • Early career scholars (defined as being within ten years of PhD viva date)
  • Independent scholars and those working outside higher education institutions if within ten years of their PhD viva date
  • All applicants must be members of the German History Society

Submission Rules

  • The essay can be on any aspect of German History as specified above, including the history of German-speaking people both within and beyond Europe. Papers drawing on research in primary sources and critical, methodological, or theoretical essays are equally welcome.
  • The text of an essay (exclusive of references and bibliography) must not exceed 10,000 words.
  • The essay must be submitted in English.
  • Manuscripts which are already in press or have been submitted for publication in another journal are not eligible.
  • Applicants should submit manuscripts together with their personal details (name, address, email address, telephone number, current status/position) via email to the Chair of the German History Society, Professor Karin Friedrich, by 5pm on 30 June 2022.
  • Queries or questions regarding the award scheme can be directed to the Secretary of the German History Society, Dr Helen Roche.

For more information on the GHS Inclusivity Award please download the file below.