Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540) was an Italian historian and statesman who served in the Florentine and papal diplomatic services and was the author, among other works, of the landmark History of Italy (Storia d’Italia), a foundational work on statecraft and grand strategy which combined careful historical research with general theorizing about the ethics and practices of international behavior. The Francesco Guicciardini Prize is given annually and recognizes the best book copyrighted in the previous two calendar years on subjects related to historical international relations.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA.
  2. The recipient may be at any stage of their career and from any country.
  3. Self-nominations are welcome.
  4. Members of the award committee are ineligible for the award.
  5. Edited books are not eligible for this award.

Prize

  • The recipient will receive a $250 (USD) cash prize and a plaque.
  • The recipient will be announced at the HIST Section Business Meeting at the ISA Annual Convention and will be recognized at the HIST Section reception.

Selection Process

  • The recipient is selected by a three-person committee appointed by the HIST section officers; committee members serve for two years.
  • The recipient will be announced at the HIST Section Business Meeting at the ISA Annual Convention and will be recognized at the HIST Section reception.
  • Nominated books should conduct careful historical analysis that produces significant insights into ongoing concerns in international studies.

Apply or Nominate for the Award

* When nominating an author, please submit a copy of the book to each member of the Award Committee.
* The nominations deadline is August 15. Please send nominations to the award chair, George Lawson.

CONTACT

George Lawson | Chair
April 2013 – March 2015
International Relations Department
London School of Economics
Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE

Benjamin de Carvalho | Member
April 2013 – March 2015
Senior Research Fellow
NUPI Pb 8159 Dep 0033
Oslo Norway

Andrea Paras | Member
April 2013 – March 2015
Department of Political Science University of Guelph
5th floor, MacKinnon Building
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1