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Launch of the 2021 edition of the GIS Sociabilités/Sociability' Master's Thesis Prize


GIS ‘Sociabilités / Sociability’ MASTER’S THESIS PRIZE 2021

The GIS Sociabilités / Sociability launches its second call for submissions for the Master's Thesis Prize 2021. Aiming to encourage young researchers working on subjects related to European and colonial sociabilities in the long eighteenth century (1650-1850), this call is open to Master’s students from European or Canadian universities in the following disciplinary fields: history, civilisation, literature, art history, philosophy, social sciences, linguistics. The main topic of the dissertation should be that of sociability and a transdisciplinary approach will be particularly appreciated.

Eligible dissertations must have been defended in 2021. They can be written in FRENCH or ENGLISH. The laureate will receive a prize of 500 EUR to encourage his/her research work and drafting of research papers or encyclopaedia entries inspired by his/her Master’s thesis.
The application procedure will be carried out in two phases:

- November 15, 2021: submission of the application form
- December 15, 2021: submission of the whole application, after confirmation of eligibility

Link to application form.

Once eligibility confirmed, The whole application will then be sent in one file in pdf format (NAME_GISPRIZE2021.pdf) and composed of the following documents:
• Curriculum Vitae (1 page)
• Master’s thesis in PDF format
• Transcript of grades (MA/MPhil).

Applications will be examined by a jury on the following criteria:
• Originality of the subject
• Contribution of the thesis to sociability studies
• Quality of the analysis on the topic of sociability
• Relevance of the methodology adopted and use of theoretical tools
• Structure of the demonstration and writing skills

Applications should be sent to the GIS Sociabilités / Sociability via the following e-mail addresses: and

The name of the laureate and the title of his/her thesis will be published on both the GIS Sociabilités and the DIGITENS European project websites mid-April 2022.

Link to PDF call for submissions in English

Link to PDF call for submissions in French