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De Volkskrant - IISH Award

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Institute in 2010, the IISH and Dutch Newspaper de Volkskrant created an annual prize for the best master thesis in the field of national or international history, written at a Dutch University.

The winner will be awarded a price of € 1500. The best thesis will also receive attention in De Volkskrant and on the popular websites kennislink and
From now on applications for the Volkskrant-IISH thesis award 2014 can be be sent in. Click here for more information.

Jury 2014

  • Prof. Dr Maria Grever, Erasmus University
  • Dr Leonie de Goei, head KNHG and editor in chief of
  • Prof. Dr Jan Lucassen, International Institute of Social History
  • Dr Matthias van Rossum, International Institute of Social History
  • Michiel van der Geest, editor in chief

Past year's winners


More information: Aukje Lettinga (IISH communications advisor) Tel: +31 20 6685866 or