Frank Trentmann receives Bochum Historians’ Award

Historian, Professor Frank Trentmann has been awarded the eighth Bochum Historians’ Award. Trentmann works at the University of London and at the Centre for Consumer Society Research at the University of Helsinki.

“We are honouring a work of the highest, internationally recognised excellence and a historian who, as a public intellectual, is heard both nationally and internationally far beyond the academic milieu", stated Chairman of the Board of the History of the Ruhr Foundation, Professor Stefan Berger.

The €30,000 prize is awarded every three years by the History of the Ruhr Foundation to honour a historian's lifetime work. The award was presented at a ceremony on 15 November 2023.