The 2023 winners of the Dan David Prize, the largest history prize in the world, were announced on February 28. Among this year’s recipients are four scholars working at American universities. Each of the winners – nine early and mid-career scholars and practitioners working in Kenya, Ireland, Denmark, Israel, Canada and the United States – will receive $300,000 to recognize their achievements and support their future work.
“Our winners represent a new generation of historians,” said Ariel David, board member of the Prize and the son of its founder. “They are changing our understanding of the past by asking new questions, targeting under-researched topics and using innovative methods. Many of the winners we are recognizing today are still in the early stages of their careers, but they have already challenged how we think about history. Understanding the past, in all its complexity, is critical to illuminating the present and confronting the challenges of the future.”