Heineken Prize for History

The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History recognises outstanding scholarly achievement in the field of history.

In 1990, the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation established a biennial prize to be awarded to a scholar who has made an outstanding contribution to historical research. The prize is also funded by the Foundation.

The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History consists of a trophy depicting the symbol of Clio, the muse of history (designed by Simons Juweliers of The Hague), and USD 200,000.



Who is it for?

Internationally renowned historians whose research still holds considerable promise for future innovative discoveries

Nomination and award

Nominations for this round are no longer accepted.

The festive award ceremony will take place on 27 September 2018 in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam.