Call for proposal - Herman Diederiks Prize

Deadline for application : September 30, 2020

To pay tribute to its founding president, the International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice (IAHCCJ), with the support of the FMSH, established a prize to reward a novel article relating to the field of crime history and penal justice.


The prize rewards an article written by a researcher at the beginning of their career (doing their PhD or PhD for 2 years maximum at the date of submission to the review). Inside the given field, all subjects are relevant.

The article must be written in French or in English and be unpublished.

The rewarded article will be published in the Crime, History & Societies review and the prizewinner will benefit from a €1 000 grant to help his/her research.


Manuscripts, along with a C.V. must be addressed before September 30th 2020, to the Crime, History & Societies editor-in-chief, preferably by email (address below). 

Paul Lawrence

Department of History - Faculty of Arts

The Open University


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The redaction comity is the jury :


  • Bretschneider (Falk), EHESS/Centre Georg Simmel (France)
  • Blanchard (Emmanuel), UVSQ-CESDIP (France)
  • De Koster (Margo), V.U. Amsterdam (Nederland)
  • Denys (Catherine), University of Lille (France)
  • van der Heijden (Manon P.C.), V.U. Amsterdam (Nederland)
  • Johansen (Anja), University of Dundee (Scotland, UK)
  • Kalifa (Dominique), U. Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)
  • Lawrence (Paul), The Open University (UK)
  • Lévy (René), CESDIP/GERN-CNRS (France)
  • Porret (Michel), University of Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Rousseaux (Xavier) Catholic University of Louvain-FNRS (Belgium)
  • Sharpe (James A.), U. of York (UK)
  • Weinhauer (Klaus), U. Bielefeld (Deutschland)



Opening of the call : March 30, 2020

Deadline for application : September 30, 2020

Selection process : October 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020

Announcement of the results : early December 2020

Content of the Prize : publication of the selected article in the revue ; research grant of 1 000 euros

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06 May 2020

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