Charles Schmitt Prize 2020

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November 24, 2020 to January 31, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Intellectual History, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Law and Legal History, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology

As the result of generous donations from an anonymous donor and our publisher (Routledge), the International Society for Intellectual History is offering, on an annual basis, a prize to honour the contribution of Charles B. Schmitt (1933-1986) to intellectual history.

The prize is £250, plus £100 worth of Routledge books, and a year’s free membership of the International Society for Intellectual History with a subscription to the Society’s quarterly journal Intellectual History Review. The paper awarded the prize will also be published in Intellectual History Review.

Submissions will be accepted in any area of intellectual history, broadly construed, 1500 to the present, including the historiography of intellectual history. Because it is a condition of the award that the paper awarded the prize will be published by Intellectual History Review, submissions should not have been accepted for publication elsewhere, or exceed 9,000 words (including footnotes). Eligibility is restricted to doctoral students and those who have submitted their PhD within two years of the closing date for the prize.

The paper should be forwarded as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word format to and The e-mail itself should state that the paper is being entered for the prize, and should confirm eligibility at the time of submission, as well as availability of the paper for publication.

The closing date for the prize is 31 January 2021, and an announcement of the winner will be made by late April 2021.

Contact Info: 

Professor Thomas Ahnert, University of Edinburgh, UK (

Dr James Lancaster, University of Queensland, Australia (

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