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.

 

Palais des Académies, Brussels

Palais des Académies, Brussels

 

Past Events

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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Conferences & seminars 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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Conferences & seminars History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes