Volkskrant-IISG Thesis award: Submit your thesis before September 10!

Does your MA-thesis have a national or international historical subject? Was it written and judged at a Dutch university between August 1st 2014 and September 10th 2015? Then you can apply for De Volkskrant-IISG Scriptieprijs for History. This year, De Volkskrant and the International Institute for Social History (IISG) are awarding this prize for the sixth time.

What do you need to do?

Your thesis needs to be submitted in paper as well as digitally. You’re also required to add a brief recommendation from your lecturer. Not only History students are eligible for participation, students from other disciplines can also to submit their thesis. Due date for submission is on September 10th 2015. The address you need to send your thesis to can be found on the website of the International Institute for Social History (in Dutch).


Cash prize

The IISG have made a 1500 euro cash prize available to the winner. Furthermore, the best thesis will be featured in De Volkskrant, at kennislink and historici.nl. And this might generate some nice media attention: the last couple of years numerous other media were interested in an interview with the winner.

Last Modified: 18-05-2015