The ESSHC has established The Professor Jan Lucassen Award,  a prize for the best paper at the ESSHC by a PhD student.

Entry requirements

The papers should be written by a PhD student, in English, and has to be accepted in the ESSHC program.

The paper should be based on original research, innovative and should explicitly strive to explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. Papers with an international comparative approach are preferred. The maximum length of the paper should be no more than 8,000 words.

How to apply

When you register for the conference you can select the box in the registration form that you wish to enter your paper if accepted in the program, or you can send an e-mail to the conference organizer to apply.

The paper should be uploaded to the conference website by 15 January 2023.

The paper should also be submitted digitally to the jury, accompanied by a short letter of recommendation by the PhD supervisor by 15 January 2023.  You can send your paper to the conference secretariat for distribution to the jury members.



The ESSHC has a cash prize of € 500 and a one year subscription to the International Review of Social History, available for the winning paper.