emerging scholars prize


The annual HGSCEA Emerging Scholars Publication Prize is an award of $500 given to the author of a distinguished essay published the preceding year on any topic in the history of Scandinavian, German or Central European art, architecture, design, or visual culture.

Due at the end of the calendar year.

Submission Requirements:

  • English language from electronic or print publications
  • Publication date of that year
  • Applicants must be either current Ph.D. students or have earned a Ph.D. in the last 5 years
  • Applicants must be members of HGSCEA at the time of application (Join Here)

The recipient of the Prize (along with honorable mentions as appropriate) will be chosen by the members of the HGSCEA Board, notified in late January, and publicly announced in February.

Submissions should include a copy of the publication and a CV. They should be sent as electronic attachments to HGSCEA’s Secretary.


2021  Winner

Blaylock, Sara. “Being the Woman They Wanted Her to Be: Cornelia Schleime Performs Her Stasi File,” Third Text 35, no. 2, (2021): 227- 247.  DOI: 10.1080/09528822.2020.1867362

Honorable Mention

Smith, Briana J. “Grassroots Glasnost: Experimental Art, Participation, and Civic Life in 1980s East Berlin.” The American Historical Review 126, no. 2 (June 2021): 623–654. https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/rhab201

Past Winner Archive