History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg"

The "Duke d'Arenberg History Prizes" are literary awards given every two years since 1992 by the Arenberg Foundation to reward excellence and innovation in exploring Europe’s history, culture, and thought. Works that are original in their approach, have a wide scope, are both readable and scholarly, as well as are accessible to a wide public are eligible for submission.

The Arenberg European History Prize

Worth 4,000 Euros to the winning author, the Arenberg European History Prize is awarded to the best work that sheds new light on Europe’s history. The Prize Committee will look particularly favourably on works relating to the former Seventeen Provinces of the Low Countries, the territories of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (and to the Rhineland and Westphalia in particular), and northern France and that have a comparative approach. The prize is also open to works that use the tools of the historian to inspire debate about Europe’s present and future.

The House of Arenberg History Prize

The House of Arenberg History Prize comes with a cash award of 1,000 Euros and is awarded to the best work that makes use of archival collections relating to the House of Arenberg, in particular those located in Arras, Brussels, Cambrai, Koblenz, Douai, Düsseldorf, Enghien, Louvain, Osnabrück, Paris, Salzburg, and Vienna.

Previous winners

2018
Dr. William D. Godsey
Mr. Roel Roegiers and Mr. Daniël De Kimpe

2016
Mr. Patrick Dassen
Dr. Iason Jongepier

2014
Prof. dr. Christopher Clark
Lic. Sander Berghmans

2012
Prof. dr. Emiel Lamberts, KU Leuven 
Dr. Peter Winzen, Parsberg, Oberpfalz 

2010
Dr. Martin Wrede, Giessen 
Lic. Hans Baeté, Gent 

2008
Dr. Thomas Weber, Princeton, NJ 
Dr. Bertrand Goujon, Lyon 

2006
Capilla Flamenca, Leuven - www.capilla.be 
Lic. Mirella Marini, Bruxelles

2004
Prof. dr. Wilhelm Janssen, Düsseldorf
Generaal-vlieger Guy van Eeckhoudt, Hamme-Mille

2002
Prof. dr. Wim Blockmans, Leiden
De heer Michaël Schmidt, Bentheim, Emsland

2000
Prof. dr. Karl Ferdinand Werner, Rottach-Egern
Lic. Christine Maes, Gent

1998
Dr. Natalie Petiteau , Avignon

1996
Prof. dr. Raoul Bauer, Leuven
Kapelaan Rainer Justen, Wershofen

1994
Prof. dr. Heribert Müller, Frankfurt-am-Main
Prof. dr. Jean-Marie Duvosquel, Brussel

1992
Prof. dr. John Everaert - Prof. dr. Eddy Stols, Gent-Leuven
Lic. Bart Minnen, Leuven

Palais des Académies, Brussels

Palais des Académies, Brussels

 

Past Events

21 November 2018

XIVth Prizes for History "Duke d'Arenberg"

This happening will take place on November 11 at the Palace of the Academies in Brussels.

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History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes

16 November 2016

XIIIth History Prizes ‘Duke d’Arenberg’

This year's laureates are Dr. Patrick Dassen and Dr. Iason Jongepier. Prof. dr. Patrick Dassen, Sprong in het duister. Duitsland en de Eerste Wereldoorlog, Amsterdam : Van Oorschot, 2014.  

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History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes

14 November 2014

XIIth Prizes for History "Duke d'Arenberg"

Programme Welcome by Mark Eyskens, president of the Arenberg Foundation and by Prof. Hilde De Ridder- Symoens, president of the prize committee. Presentation of the work of Sander Berghmans:

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History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes

23 November 2012

XIth Prizes for History "Duke d'Arenberg"

Opening words by minister of State Mark Eyskens and prof. dr Hilde De Ridder - Symoens, chair of the Awards Committee.   Presentation of the work by Peter Winzen, “Im Schatten Wilhelms II. Bülows und Eulenburgs Poker um die Macht im Kaiserreich”, SH Verlag, 2011 by prof. Thomas Weber. Speech by laureate

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History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes

5 November 2010

Xth Prizes for History "Duke d'Arenberg" & Conference ‘Russia-Europe, a partnership for the future ?’

Award of the Prizes for History "Duke d'Arenberg" combined with a conference about ‘Russia-Europe, a partnership for the future ?’ Symposium and Conference organised in partnership by the Arenberg Foundation, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) with the Chamber of Commerce of Belgium- Luxembourg for Russia and Belarus

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