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Call for Books: Turku Book Prize 2021

Deadline: 31 January 2021


The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) are pleased to announce the Turku Book Prize in environmental history. The Turku Book Prize is intended to identify and encourage innovative and well-written scholarship in the field of European environmental history and carries a prize of € 3,000. The prize will be awarded at the Eleventh Biennial ESEH Conference to be held in Bristol, UK in July 2021.

To be eligible, books must be:

  • single author
  • published in 2019 or 2020
  • environmental history
  • written on a primarily European topic
  • preferably (but not necessarily) written by a European author or an author affiliated with a European University

Applicants are asked to submit three copies* of the monograph by mail to the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, as well as a digital copy (preferably a PDF file) to turku@rcc.lmu.de. If the monograph is written in a language other than English, please include a one-page English summary.

Monographs must be received by 31 January 2021.

Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Turku Book Prize
Leopoldstrasse 11a
80802 München, Germany

Members of the 2021 Turku Prize Committee are:

  • Martin Knoll (Salzburg University, Austria)
  • Christof Mauch (Rachel Carson Center, LMU, Germany) (Chair)
  • Ruth Oldenziel (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Doubravka Olšáková (Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • Ulrike Plath (Tallinn University, Estonia)

* We realize that for some publication models (e.g. print on demand, open access), it may be difficult to supply three hard copies of the monograph. If this is the case, please get in touch with us via carsoncenter@lmu.de and we will advise further.