Karl H. Ditze Prize
The Karl H. Ditze Prize is awarded to outstanding degree and doctoral theses in the humanities and education at Universität Hamburg. At the same time the prize honors the uniquely eclectic nature of the humanities in Hamburg's higher education.
The Karl H. Ditze Foundation has been supporting universities in Hamburg since 1990. Particularly dedicated to promoting young talent, Karl H. Ditze tailored his foundation to support promising academics.
The following nominees received the Karl H. Ditze Prize 2018:
- Dr. Britta Wittchow for her doctoral dissertation „Mediale Transgression und Limitation der Mediation. Erzählte mediale Prozesse im spätmittelalterlichen Roman am Beispiel des Reinfried von Braunschweig und des Apollonius von Tyrland“
- Dr. Thorsten Scheiner for his doctoral dissertation „Toward Theory Advancement in Mathematical Cognition and Teacher Cognition”
- Franziska Huhn for her master's thesis „Bildung und Performativität. Neue Forschungsansätze in der Erziehungswissenschaft“
- Eleonoare Schmitt for her master's thesis „Es war wegen dem Dachboden. Prozessierung und Wahrnehmung von Normabweichungen am Beispiel des Rektionsverhaltens von Sekundärpräpositionen“
Target goup: degree holders and PhD students
Prize amount: €2,000 for a degree thesis; €3,000 for a doctoral thesis
- Applicants must be nominated. All teaching staff from the respective University departments may nominate candidates.
- Applicants must not be older than 35 years on the day of the award ceremony!
- The nomination must be submitted to the president of Universität Hamburg via a suitable faculty/departmental committee or representative, i.e., through a faculty or departmental spokesperson, vice dean of support for young researchers, or doctoral exam committee chair. The submission must also include the reasons, elucidated in writing, for nominating the candidate.
- Nominations must include the following documents: one copy of the nominated thesis (loan copy); the nominee's CV including contact details; an expert evaluation from the thesis advisor.
- Nominations are made annually on a rotating basis in two disciplines or subject areas from the five humanities departments, including the Faculty of Education. In 2013 nominations were made in the disciplines of history/philosophy and cultural history/contemporary culture. In 2014 applicants from the Departments of Protestant Theology and Asia-Africa Studies were awarded prizes. And in 2015 nominations were submitted in the fields of education and language/literature/media. In the upcoming years, the following areas will be eligible for the prizes in accordance with the standard procedure:
- 2017: the best master's thesis and the best doctoral dissertation in Protestant theology and Asian-African studies
- 2018: the best master's thesis and the best doctoral dissertation in education sciences and language/literature/media
- 2019: the best master's thesis and the best doctoral dissertation in history/philosophy and cultural studies
- Current call for the Karl H. Ditze-Prize 2021 (PDF)