Translation Funding

Geisteswissenschaften International – Translation Funding for Work in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Fall 2015

This time the prize is awarded jointly two monographs that illustrate the strength of German historical research in different ways.

Ulrich Herbert's History of Germany in 20th Century give  answers to two questions: How could a country that had been considered a prime example of resounding modernism in 1900 crash into barbarism of Nazism merely a generation later? And how did this same country develop into a commendable democracy out of this catastrophy?

In Stalin's Nomands Robert Kindler shows how the Kazakh nomads either were exterminated in the Stalin era by hunger or forced to settle down thus to integrate into the Soviet system. The dissertation shows the process out of which the current, multi-ethnic society of Kazakhstan has been created and looks at a story whose explosiveness has been hidden both in Russia and in Kazakhstan until now.

Spring 2015

In Summer 2015 the prize “Geisteswissenschaften International” was awarded to Monika Dommann's book "Authors and Apparatuses" on the history of copy right and Urheberrecht.  The laudation was delivered by Judith Wilke-Privavesi, member of the jury, and publishing editor at Frankfurt based Campus publishers.

Summer 2014

In Summer 2014 the prize “Geisteswissenschaften International” was awarded to Stefan M. Maul for his book The Art of Furtune-Telling in the Ancient Orient (C.H. Beck). Maul’s book is a rich and knowledgable study on pre-Christian concepts of future. The laudation was delivered by Julika Griem, member of the jury, and Professor for English Literature at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt.

 

Fall 2013

In Fall 2013 the prize “Geisteswissenschaften International” has been awarded to Alexander Korb for " „In the Schadow of World War. Mass Violance of the Ustaša against Serbs, Jews and Roma in Croatia, 1941-1945“ (Hamburger Edition). The prize is a special recognition as part of Geisteswissenschaften International's award to support the translation of academic books. The laudation was delivered by Thomas Sparr, member of the jury, and editor-in-chief at Suhrkamp Verlag.



Spring 2013

In Spring 2013 the prize “Geisteswissenschaften International” has been awarded to Inge Hinterwaldner for "The Systemic Image. Ikonicity within a Framework of Computer-based Realtime Simulations“ (Wilhelm Fink Verlag). The prize is a special recognition as part of Geisteswissenschaften International's award to support the translation of academic books. The laudation was delivered by Julia Voss, member of the jury, trained art-historian and editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.



Fall 2012

In Fall 2012 the prize “Geisteswissenschaften International” has been awarded to Arndt Brendecke for "Empire and Emperical Knowledge" (Böhlau Verlag) and Lothar Müller for "White Magic. White Magic. The Paper Age" (Carl Hanser Verlag). The prize is a special recognition as part of Geisteswissenschaften International's award to support the translation of academic books. The laudation was delivered by Luca Giuliani, chairman of the jury.



Spring 2012


In Spring 2012 the prize had been presented for the first time and went to Willibald Sauerländer for "The Catholic Rubens" (C.H. Beck Verlag) and Günter Blamberger for "Heinrich von Kleist. Biography" (S. Fischer Verlag).

 
The “Geisteswissenschaften International” prize has been awarded to Guenter Blamberger for his biography on Heinrich von Kleist (German edition: S. Fischer Verlag). Klaus Reichert, member of the selection committee, introduce the audience to this outstanding biography of the poet, dramatist, novelist and short story writer.


The “Geisteswissenschaften International” prize has been awarded to Willibald Sauerländer for „The Catholic Rubens“ (German edition: C.H. Beck Verlag). Julia Voss, member of the selection committee, introduce the audience to this outstanding new perspective on life and work of the famous painter.