Digital history thesis award

The Department of History and Art History annually awards prizes for the best undergraduate, graduate and research master's thesis in digital history:

  • € 500,- for the best BA thesis in digital history
  • € 750,- for the best MA thesis in digital history
  • € 750,- for the best RMA thesis in digital history

With this award we aim to stimulate digital historical research among students.

When is a thesis eligible?

Your thesis qualifies if you have successfully applied digital methods or techniques in it:

  • The answer to the research question relies predominantly on digital methods or techniques.
  • All digital methods are allowed: from digital text analysis to GIS and from network analysis to 3D modeling.
  • The method is based on existing software or on (your own) programming code (in R or Python, for example).
  • Your thesis is written in the academic year 2022/23.

To submit a thesis

Please send an email to Pim Huijnen before 15 September 2023, including the following information:

  • Subject: Thesis prize Digital History
  • Attachment: he thesis itself (as .doc or .pdf)

You can both be nominated by thesis supervisor or you can compete on your own initiative. 

The jury

  • Joris van Eijnatten (Professor of Digital History, head of the NL eScience Center Amsterdam)
  • Pim Huijnen (Assistant professor of Cultural History, Coordinator of the GKG Digital History Group)
  • Ortal-Paz Saar (Assistant professor for Ancient History and Classical Civilization
  • Selin Dilli (Assistant professor for Economic and Social History


Best RMA thesis 2021-2022: Edo Storm
Best bachelor thesis 2020-2021: Suzanne Ros

More information

Send an email to Pim Huijnen: