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Norbert Elias Book Prize 2023 call is open until 1 April 2023!

The Board of the Norbert Elias Foundation invites scholars to propose a book for the Norbert Elias Book Prize 2023:

The prize of €1,000 will be awarded this year for an original and well-written book significantly inspired by Elias’s oeuvre; a strict Eliasian paradigm is not required.

Eligible are English language books (including translations) that have been published in 2020, 2021 or 2022.

Books in the most widely used international languages other than English (Spanish, Portuguese, French and German) are accepted as well, but their nomination should be accompanied by a 4-5 page summary of the book in English and a Word file of their manuscript which can be translated using a Machine Learning Translation programme, so that jury members can make an assessment based on such translations.

Nominations can include self-nominations.

Nominations for the prize should be sent to Arjan Post, Secretary to the Norbert Elias Foundation, by 1 April 2023, by email to