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:

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

Mr. Patrick Dassen
Dr. Iason Jongepier

Prof. dr. Christopher Clark
Lic. Sander Berghmans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Natalie Petiteau , Avignon

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

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

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


Members of the scientific committee of the Arenberg prizes:

Prof. dr. Wim Blockmans, Gent - Leiden
Prof. dr. Claude-Isabelle Brelot, Lyon II - Paris
Prof. dr. Jean-Marie Cauchies, Brussels
Prof. dr. Hilde De Ridder-Symoens, Gent
Prof. dr. Jeroen Duindam, Leiden
Prof. dr. Michael Gehler, Hildesheim-Wien
Prof. dr. Elodie Lecuppre-Desjardins, Lille
Prof. dr. Matthias Müller, Mainz
Marquess Olivier de Trazegnies, Corroy-le-Château
Prof. dr. Thomas Weber, Aberdeen

Palais des Académies, Brussels

Palais des Académies, Brussels


Past Activities

31 January 2020

Participate in our prize awards for history 2020!

Participate in our prize awards for history 2020! The ‘Arenberg prizes for history’ were established by the Arenberg Foundation in 1992 and are awarded every second year to promote a better knowledge of European history, culture and intellectual life. The works to be sent should be original, based on scientific research but accessible to a broad public.

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History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg"

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.

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History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes

14 November 2014

XIIth Prizes for History "Duke d'Arenberg"

This year's laureates are Sander Berghmans and Christopher Clark.

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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