Early Career Award

JHBSThe ESHHS is formally affiliated with the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (JHBS). Together with the JHBS, the ESHHS encourages early career researchers to submit their papers for the Early Career Award.

The winning paper will, after additional review by the JHBS Editorial Board, be published in JHBS with a notice indicating that it is the winner of the ESHHS Early Career Award. The Publisher will provide an honorarium of US $500 to the award recipient.

Rules and procedure

    • Any researcher in the history of the human sciences who does not hold a tenured university position (or equivalent) is eligible to be considered for the Award.
    • Those wishing to be considered must be members of ESHHS at the time of submission (an appropriately completed Membership Form may accompany a submitted paper).
    • Candidates for the Award should submit to the Programme Committee a proposal for the Annual ESHHS Conference in the usual way, to arrive by the appropriate deadline.
    • Before December 31 of each year candidates should send by e-mail a copy of their full text to each member of the ESHHS Executive Board (President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Communications Officer). This paper must meet the normal publishing guidelines of JHBS.
    • The board will invite external reviewers to review each paper, and base its final verdict on those external reviews.
    • Candidates should indicate that they wish to be considered for the Early Career Award and provide a short CV to establish eligibility.
    • Submissions are accepted from both the current year and the previous year.
    • Winners of the Cheiron award of the same year are not eligible for applying for the Early Career Award.
    • The Board will acknowledge receipt of applications and will confirm their eligibility.
    • By mid-March the Executive Board will announce the  nominee for the award (provided there are submissions of appropriate standards).
    • The paper can be sent to JHBS anytime after the announcement.
    • In any given year, in the absence of high quality submissions no award will be made.
    • If the paper is deemed acceptable by the editors of the Journal, it will be published and the honorarium will be awarded.

Previous winners of the ESHHS early career award

Year Winner Title of paper
2016 Kimberly Probolus Intentional Tests or Intelligence Tests? Legal Challenges to Racial Discrimination in Massachusetts Civil Service Officer Selection, 1967–­­1974
2015 Andrea Graus “Discovering Palladino’s mediumship. Otero Acevedo, Lombroso and the quest for authority” View paper
2014 Kim Hajek “Imperceptible signs: Remnants of magnétisme in scientific discourses on hypnotism in late nineteenth-century France” View paper
2012 Sigrid Leyssen “Impressed by the real”
2011 Jannes Eshuis “What do we learn from doing history? On the reception of ethology in evolutionary psychology”
2010 Alexandra Hui “The Bias of Music-Infected Consciousness: the Aesthetics of Listening in the Laboratory and on the City Streets of Fin-de-Siecle Berlin and Vienna” View paper
2009 Marlise Rijks “Max Weber and Comparative Historical Sociology” View paper
2008 Susan Lanzoni “Practicing Psychology in the Art Gallery: Vernon Lee’s Vital Aesthetics” View paper
2006 Ciaran Mc Mahon “The origins of the psychological ‘interior’. Evidence from Imperial Roman literary practices” View paper
2005 Noemi Pizarroso “From Epistemology to Psychology. The Intellectual Relationship between Ignace Meyerson (1888-1983) and Emile Meyerson (1859-1933)”
2004 Thomas Sturm “What’s Wrong with Mathematical Psychology in the 18th Century? A Fresh Look at Kant’s Old Argument” View paper
2003 Uljana Feest “‘Operationism in Psychology – What the Debate is About, What the Debate Should Be About’” View paper
2002 Daniela S. Barberis “Moral Education for the Elite of Democracy: The classe de philosophie Between Sociology and Philosophy” View paper
2001 Hans Pols “Divergences in American psychiatry during the Depression: Somatic psychiatry, community mental hygiene, and social reconstruction” View paper

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