Nordic History Book Award

At the opening ceremony for the Congress of Nordic Historians on 8 August, it was announced that the winner of the 2022 Nordic History Book Award is Tim van Gerven for Scandinavism: Overlapping and Competing Identities in the Nordic World, 1770–1919 (Brill 2022). Read more about the book here.

The purpose of the Nordic History Book Award is to stimulate historical interest in the Nordic region. It is given to the author/s of the most innovative and thoughtful historical recent work in Nordic history. The Award was initiated by the Committee of Nordic Historians, consisting of representatives of the national historical associations, in collaboration with Scandinavian Journal of History and the Centre for Nordic Studies at the University of Helsinki (CENS). The first award was presented at the 29th Congress of Nordic Historians in Aalborg 2017.

For the 2022 call, authors and publishers were able to nominate books for the award until 28 February. For more information click below (pdf):