In cooperation with the Steiner Verlag in Stuttgart, the German Historical Institute Washington every two years awards the Franz Steiner Prize for Transatlantic History. The prize honors an outstanding scholarly book manuscript in the field of North American studies or transatlantic relations from the early modern period to the present. I am writing to you to let you know about the prize, and to invite you to share this information.

The prize carries an honorarium of €3,500 and will be awarded in 2019. The upcoming deadline for submissions is September 15, 2018. 

The prize-winning manuscript will be published in the series “Transatlantische Historische Studien,” which the GHI has published in collaboration with the Franz Steiner Verlag since 1992. The GHI will assume the costs of publication. The winning manuscript will be professionally edited and expeditiously prepared for publication.

Book manuscripts in German and English are eligible for consideration. Only recently completed works will be considered. Bachelor’s and master’s thesis are not eligible, nor are works submitted for the Staatsexamen. The prize will not be awarded for a manuscript that is already under contract with a publisher or is set to appear in another book series. The prize selection committee will be composed of German and American scholars. The prize will be presented at the annual meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien/German Association for American Studies (DGfA) in Hamburg (June 13-16, 2019).

To be considered for the Franz Steiner Prize, authors may send their manuscript, a one-page abstract, a letter of recommendation, and a CV to or to the German Historical Institute,
Attn. Franz Steiner Prize, 1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA.