Call for Papers: Third Hume Studies Essay Prize (2023)

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January 1, 2023 to August 1, 2023
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
British History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Intellectual History

Call for Papers: Third Hume Studies Essay Prize (2023)



The Hume Society and Hume Studies invite submissions for the third Hume Studies Essay Prize, to be awarded in 2024.


The annual competition is open to those ten or fewer years from the Ph.D., including those currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program. The winning paper will be published with acknowledgment in Hume Studies, and the author will receive $1,000 US.


Hume Studies, the interdisciplinary journal of the Hume Society, publishes work on all aspects of David Hume and his world.


To be eligible for the prize, papers must be submitted any time before and including August 1, 2023 (11:59 New York time). Since this is an ongoing annual competition, qualified papers submitted after this deadline will be considered in the next year’s competition.


Process: To enter the competition, authors should submit their papers to the journal for publication at information/authors. They will be asked as a step in the submission process whether they qualify. Papers will undergo the regular anonymized referee review process. Any author receiving an invitation to resubmit a revised paper may do so for the competition by the end of the calendar year. The version in hand will then receive a separate review by a subset of members of the Editorial Board, who decide the competition winner. Papers not selected for the award may still be accepted for publication.


The editors can decide not to move submissions on to the Board review if referee reports indicate they would not be competitive. The Editorial Board reserves the right not to award a prize in any given competition.


Please direct questions to editors, Elizabeth Radcliffe ( or Mark Spencer (

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