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  • Constance Blackwell Prize 2024

    The ISIH is now accepting submissions to the Constance Blackwell Prize, one of our prizes for early career intellectual historians. This prize is awarded biennially to the best first monograph in intellectual history (broadly construed) published in the previous two years. The prize was established in memory of the Society’s founder, Constance Blackwell (1934-2018). The…

  • Charles Schmitt Prize 2024

    We are pleased to announce that the ISIH is now accepting submissions for the 2024 Charles Schmitt Prize. The deadline to submit for this year’s competition is 1 May 2024. As the result of generous donations from an anonymous donor and our publisher (Taylor & Francis), the International Society for Intellectual History is offering, on an annual…

  • 2023 British Society for the History of Philosophy (BSHP) Graduate Essay Prize

    The 2023 British Society for the History of Philosophy (BSHP) Graduate Essay Prize competition is now open for submissions between 1 and 30 November. The prize of £1000 is awarded annually to the writer of an essay that makes a significant contribution to the history of philosophy. The competition is open to all graduate students, anywhere…

  • 2023 Charles Schmitt Prize Winner

    We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Charles Schmitt prize for 2023 is Carlos Perez Crespo of the University of Hamburg, for his essay ‘Antiliberalism, Civil War and Dictatorship: Carl Schmitt and His Intellectual Influence on the Ideologists of Francoism (1939-1942)’. The winning essay will be published in Intellectual History Review. The…

  • Constance Blackwell Prize 2022

    The ISIH is delighted to announce that the winner of the inaugural Constance Blackwell Prize is Jessica Patterson, for her book Religion, Enlightenment and Empire: British Interpretations of Hinduism in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2021). The judges were deeply impressed by the originality, breadth, and rigour of Jessica Patterson’s book. Patterson shows, with…

  • Charles Schmitt Prize 2023

    As the result of generous donations from an anonymous donor and our publisher (Taylor & Francis), the International Society for Intellectual History is offering, on an annual basis, a prize to honour the contribution of Charles B. Schmitt (1933-1986) to intellectual history. The prize is £250, plus £100 worth of Routledge books, and a year’s free membership of the ISIH with a subscription to the…

  • Constance Blackwell Prize Shortlist

    We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for our inaugural Constance Blackwell Prize, named in honour of our founder. The prize is awarded biennially to the best first monograph in intellectual history (broadly construed) published in the previous two years. The titles on the shortlist are, in alphabetical order by authors’ surnames: Jessica Patterson, Religion, Enlightenment…

  • 2022 Charles Schmitt Prize Winner

    We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Charles Schmitt prize for 2022 is Felix Schlichter of the University of Cambridge, for his essay ‘Flavius Josephus and Early Modern Biblical Chronology’. The winning essay will be published in Intellectual History Review. The quality of top submissions was particularly high this year. So the…