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Konrad H. Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students

May 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am


The Konrad H. Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History 2023

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series is pleased to announce the fifth annual Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize Competition for Advanced Graduate Students. In recognition of the longstanding commitment to graduate education of Konrad H. Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this prize serves to celebrate and cultivate outstanding new talent in the broadly defined field of modern Central European history.

The prize will award the best unpublished article manuscript, ideally based on the dissertation or a portion of it,  by a current graduate student working in the field of modern Central European history. The recipient of this prize will receive an honorarium of $1,000 and an invitation to present the dissertation as a lecture in the North Carolina German Studies Seminar (NCGS), preferably in January 2024. This event will provide an opportunity for the winner to receive feedback from two commentators and a panel of leading scholars. The prizewinner will be encouraged but not required to submit the revised manuscript for publication.

The NCGS series was started in 2007 by an interdisciplinary and interinstitutional group of scholars in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, which is home to nationally and internationally recognized graduate programs in German Studies. The series has traditionally emphasized graduate education.

Eligibility requirements:

·     Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program at a North American university.

·    They should be ABD and have finished the archival research for a dissertation in modern Central European history but must not have defended the dissertation before June 1, 2023.

·     Graduate students who applied unsuccessfully before can reapply if they have not defended the dissertation before the spring term of 2023.

Requirements for the proposal:

·     A statement of up to five pages that outlines the dissertation project and indicates its state of completion and a draft of the dissertation’s table of contents.

·     A CV that clearly indicates when the applicant intends to defend or has defended the dissertation and includes the names of the advisors.

·     An unpublished article manuscript, ideally based on the dissertation or a portion of it, of approx. 10,000 -12,000 words (excluding notes).

If you are interested, please send the application materials to Dr. Karen Hagemann (hagemann@unc.eduby May 1, 2023, at the latest. Please do not hesitate to address any questions about the prize, the required material, and the selection process to her.

Prize committee: Dr. James Chappel (Duke University), Dr. Karen Hagemann (Speaker, UNC-Chapel Hill), Dr. Donna Harsch (Carnegie Mellon University), Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (University of Colorado Boulder), Dr. Adam Seipp (Texas A&M University), Dr. Andrea Sinn (Elon University), Dr. Teresa Walch (UNC-Greensboro).


May 1, 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am