The Christopher Seton-Watson Prize
In memory of the Founder of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI) and distinguished historian Christopher Seton-Watson, the Association’s journal, Modern Italy, offers a prize of €500 each year for the best article published in the journal during the calendar year.
All articles published in the four issues of the journal each year are read and evaluated by an expert panel of judges. The panel is appointed by the Editors of the journal and changes annually.
The Winning Paper
The judging will begin as soon as the fourth issue of the journal is published. The award of the prize will be made at the ASMI Annual Conference the following November.
All submissions should be made online at the Modern Italy Scholar One Manuscripts site.
New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Articles should not normally exceed 7,000 words in length, including endnotes, and should contain a 150 word summary of the article. Longer articles may be permitted at the discretion of the Editors. A list of tables, graphs and any other illustrative material should precede the main text (where applicable).
Current and Previous Winners
2022: To be announced
2021: Andrea Tarchi " Mabruchismo: concubinage and colonial power in Italian Libya (1911-1932) - Modern Italy"
2020: No award presented.
2019: Joint Winners - Nick Carter, for " The meaning of monuments: remembering Italo Balbo in Italy and the United States - Modern Italy" and Hannah Malone, for " The Republican legacy of Italy's Fascist ossuaries of the First World War - Modern Italy"
2018: Valeria Deplano "Within and outside the nation: former colonial subjects in post-war Italy'- Modern Italy"
2017: Catherine G O'Rawe "Back for Good: Melodrama and the Returning Soldier in Post-War Italian Cinema"
2016: Giuliana Minghelli "Icons of remorse: photography, anthropology and the erasure of history in 1950s Italy"
2015: Rhiannon Evangelista "The particular kindness of friends: ex-Fascists, clientage and the transition to democracy in Italy, 1945–1960"
2014: Joint winners - Ferdinand Goehde, for "A new military history of the Italian Risorgimento and Anti-Risorgimento: the case of ‘transnational soldiers’” and Stephen C. Bruner, for "Conflicting obituaries: the Abyssinian ‘outlaw’ Debeb as treacherous bandit and romantic hero in late nineteenth-century Italian imagination".