2019 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies

The Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of the History and Culture of German-speaking Jewry is delighted to announce its 2019 Year Book Essay Prize. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is a fully refereed Oxford journal and covers cultural, social, and economic history. A leading journal in the field, the Year Book has appeared annually since 1956.

The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize was established to:

• Stimulate new research on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry

• Promote young researchers in the field


The essay can be on any topic on the history and culture of German-speaking Central European Jewry from early modern times through to the present.


The winner will receive:

• Publication of the winning essay in the 2019 volume of the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book

• A cash prize of £500

• A free year’s print and online subscription to the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book

How to enter

Entries of 5-8,000 words should be submitted through our online submission system. Please refer to http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/lbaeck/for_authors for instructions on how to prepare and submit your manuscript. All entries will be peer reviewed anonymously. The winner will be selected from all entries recommended for publication by our peer reviewers.

The closing date is 1 February 2018.

Competition rules

The competition is open to recent PhDs and Postdocs who have received their PhD no more than 5 years ago. The entry must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

See http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/lbaeck/prize_submissions.html for the full competition rules.