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Call for Applications: 2016 DGPh History of Photography Research Award

The History and Archives section of the German Photographic Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, DGPh) has recognised scientific research in the history and theory of photography since 1978.

The DGPh History of Photography Research Award 2016 will be open for all elements of research into photography’s many aspects. Besides aspects of traditional history and theory of photography, topics will be considered that deal with photography’s social meaning, or the impact that the medium has had on society. The applicant's work should represent an autonomous, innovative, and original contribution to these areas. The award is open to researchers from all fields.

Applications and manuscripts for the DGPh History of Photography Research Award may be submitted in either English or German. Applications should consist of a published or unpublished manuscript produced during the last two years before the deadline. Project outlines, or yet unfinished manuscripts etc.will not
be accepted.

Allocation will be the decision of an expert jury. The jury will publish its reasons to reward the winning entry. The jury consists of the chairpersons of the History and Archives section of the DGPh, the previous prize winner plus one or a group of invited councillor(s).

The award is endowed with a total of 3,000 Euro. The jury holds the right to split the prize between two applicants in equal parts. The award will be handed over at a public event organized by the DGPh.

Submission requirements are the following pdf-files:

  • A complete manuscript as electronic file form
  • An abstract of the submitted work (approx. 300-500 words)
  • A curriculum vitae (résumé)
  • A list of publications.

The final date for submissions is the 30 September, 2016. Submissions should be send online under:
http://www.dgph.de/sektionen/geschichte_archive/ausschreibung-dgph-...

More information about the German Photographic Society: www.dgph.de

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