***Please note: the deadline for this call has been extended to 15 March 2024 ***


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.


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.


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.


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.