The Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of the History and Culture of German-speaking Jewry is inviting submissions for the 2025 Year Book Essay Prize. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is a fully refereed Oxford University Press journal and covers cultural, social, and economic history. A leading journal in the field, the Year Book has appeared annually since 1956.
The Essay Prize was established in 2011 to stimulate new research on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry, and to promote young researchers in the field. The essay can be on any topic on the history and culture of German-speaking Central European Jewry from early modern times through to the present.
The winner will receive:
- Publication of the winning essay in the 2025 volume of the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book
- A cash prize of £500
- A free year's print and online subscription to the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book
How to enter
Entries should be prepared according to Year Book house style and submitted through our online submission system. Please refer to the Competition Rules for instructions on how to prepare and submit your manuscript. All entries will be peer reviewed anonymously. The winner will be selected from all entries recommended for publication by our peer reviewers.
The closing date is 12 April 2024.
The competition is open to recent PhDs and Postdocs who have received their PhD no more than 5 years ago. The entry must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.