As of 2022 the European Society for Periodical Studies awards an honorary prize of 500 EURO once every two years to a project that has made a substantial contribution to the field of European periodical studies.

Criteria

Eligible projects can include, but are not limited to, monographs, edited collections, exhibitions, reference works, the publication of a series, editorships of a journal devoted to periodicals, websites and databases. In the spirit of ESPRit eligible projects are not restricted to the English language, but need to have made a strong impact on the field of European periodical studies beyond the national context in which it was initiated.

Nominations

To be eligible for nomination, projects need to have been completed within a period of two years before the submission date. Nominees do not have to be ESPRit members, but the project should contribute clearly to research that is in line with ESPRit’s scope (see: About us). Candidates can either submit their own work or nominate the projects of fellow researchers. Jury members can also suggest nominations for the prize. Please note that it is the nominator’s responsibility to make sure that the nominated project is made available to the jury.

Submission

To submit, those who nominate a project need to write a proposal of 500 words which includes a description of the eligible project and a motivation for the nomination. The submission deadline is January 31, 2024. Nominations can be sent via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Award ceremony

The ESPRit Prize will be handed out during the Annual General Meeting of ESPRit. Winners can also be invited to present their projects during the next ESPRit conference and on the ESPRit website. As part of the prize, they will receive free membership of ESPRit for one year.

ESPRit, the European Society for Periodical Research, is pleased to announce the shortlist and winners for this new prize for digital projects and/or print research on periodicals in Europe published 2020/2021. Congratulations to all concerned.

The prize will be awarded at the ESPRit conference in Budapest, 7-9 Sept. 2022 (www.espr-it.eu/news/events/152-esprit-conference-2022).


There were 14 applications for the prize from across Europe, in various languages and formats: print, digital, and hybrid.

The Shortlist (in alphabetical order):

> ‘Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural Transformation in Europe, 1710-1920’ / WeChangEd  (www.wechanged.ugent.be) created by Marianne Van Remoortel and team, Gent University. Digital, print, oral

> The European Illustrated Press and the Emergence of a Transnational Visual Culture of the News 1842-1870, by Thomas Smits, University of Antwerp. Routledge. Print monograph

> Serial Forms. The Unfinished Project of Modernity 1815-1848 by Clare Pettitt, King’s College London. Oxford University Press. Print monograph

> The Women’s Movement 2020 Project, created by Jelena Milinkovic and Zarka Svircev, Institute for Literature and Art, Belgrade, Serbia (https://www.zenskipokret.org).  Digital, Print, oral. The website element of this project is accessible in English as well as Serbian.

The joint winners:

Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural Transformation in Europe, 1710-1920’ / WeChangEd  (www.wechanged.ugent.be) created by Marianne Van Remoortel and team, University of Gent.

Serial Forms. The Unfinished Project of Modernity 1815-1848 by Clare Pettitt, King’s College London. Oxford University Press.