A new prize for young art historians

The editors of Simiolus are very pleased and grateful that Bob Haboldt has enabled us to establish a prize to encourage young art historians to publish with us. The conditions for The Haboldt-Mutters Prize, named after Bob’s mother, are similar to those of the Bader Prize, which it has replaced.

Scholars who wish to compete for this award for the best original contribution on European art prior to 1950 should be younger than 35 at the time of submission and their paper should be limited to a maximum of 20,000 words (including notes, excluding possible appendices). Their manuscripts may be written in English, Dutch, German or French. The editors of Simiolus, who form the jury, will bear the cost of translation if necessary, and publish the article in Simiolus within a year. The author of the first winning paper, which should be handed in before the end of the year, will receive 2,000 euros.

Simiolus has a longstanding tradition of publishing papers by young authors, and we thank Bob Haboldt for making this even more attractive. Supervisors of bright young minds are also encouraged to think of the Haboldt-Mutters Prize when coaching their pupils, for it is evidently much better for a good thesis to be turned into a published paper within a year than to suffer the more usual fate of the scholarly dustbin, even if that were to be found on the internet.