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First World Congress of Business History / 20th Congress of the European Business History Association

Alice-Teichova-Award for international exchange and understanding in Business – and Economic History

 

Our colleague Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Alice Teichova was an internationally well known scholar of economic and business history. She died on the 12th March 2015 at the age of 94 years.

Of her many books and contributions we want only mention the first one which she put on the English-speaking market, “An Economic background to Munich, international business and Czechoslovakia 1918-1939” (Cambridge University Press, 1974) as well as her last one “Nation, state and the economy in history” (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Prof. Teichova held several distinguished chairs (professor-, director-, and fellowships) among others at the Charles-University in Prague (Czechoslovakia), Girton College of Cambridge University and at the University of Vienna (Austria). She became the first female professor at the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK). Twice she was made an honorary doctor. Of her many other honors only the Anton-Gindely-Prize for Culture, History and Integration of Central-East- and South-East Europe of the University of Vienna should be mentioned here.

Behind Alice Teichova’s work lay the idea and her desire that history may offer a basis for superior decision making for the mutual understanding of people and peace in general. With the Alice-Teichova-Award we want to honor a colleague, who, like she, is engaged in international comparisons and exchange of structures, trends, and last not least persons. The Alice-Teichova-Award wants to help supporting such important work and stimulate further research in this direction.

Several institutions, among them the University of Bergen, EABH, GUG and EBHA have endowed the Alice-Teichova-Award with a symbolic sum. The total prize sum is 600 Euro.

The Prize-Committee consists of:
Dr. Charlotte Natmeßnig, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien,

Dr. Andrea Schneider, President of European Business History Association and Managing Director of Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte, Frankfurt and


Prof. Dr. Harm G. Schröter, University of Bergen

Suggestions for laureates for the Alice-Teichova-Award are welcome! (Dead-line: July 1st, 2016) They should be sent by email to: harm.schroter@uib.no.

The committee’s decision is final, and cannot be questioned.