Elisabeth of Bohemia and Herford Prize

The prize of €3,000 is awarded for outstanding work on the philosopher Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, Abbess of Herford (1618-1680).

Award committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber, Director of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn University, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Sarah Hutton, Honorary Visiting Professor, University of York, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Dominik Perler, Professor of Philosophy, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrike Detmers, Donor, Gütersloh, Germany

 

First Ulrike Detmers Elisabeth of Bohemia and Herford Prize 2018

Prize ceremony in Herford’s town hall.

The winner, Prof. Dr. Lisa Shapiro (Simon Frazer University, Canada), was announced on May 19, 2018, during the conference ‘Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618-1680): Life and Legacy’ celebrating the fourth centenary of her birth.  The conference was sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie, the DFG Arbeitsgruppe, ‘Frauen in der Geschichte der Philosophie’ and the Centre for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn University.

“I am very honored to receive the first Ulrike Detmers Elisabeth of Bohemia and Herford Prize, recognizing my efforts in making accessible and in understanding the philosophical views of Princess Elisabeth.

Prof. Dr. Lisa Shapiro (Simon Frazer University, Canada) accepting the prize.

The Ulrike Detmers Elisabeth of Bohemia Prize demonstrates a similar vision for recognizing the work being done to raise awareness about women in the history of philosophy and thereby to revitalize the discipline. We are at an important moment right now, with work being done by so many people, including the important work of Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber and the Centre for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists at Paderborn University, to rehabilitate the work of women philosophers throughout our history.

Thank you, Prof. Dr. Detmers, for creating this award and to the awards committee for this great honour.”

– Lisa Shapiro

 

Prof. Dr. Sarah Hutton (University of York), member of the award committee, interviews Prof. Dr. Lisa Shapiro (Simon Frazer University Canada), the winner of the first Elisabeth of Bohemia and Herford Prize 2018.

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