Call for submissions: Antonie Luyendijk-Elshout Early Career Impact Award

Antonie Luyendijk-Elshout was the first female medical historian in the Netherlands. She wrote extensively and meticulously on the history of early modern history of medicine. Her work on early modern anatomy and physiology is still standard in the field. Most notably, her annotated translation of Herman Boerhaave’s orations (which she compiled together with Elze Kegel- Brinkgreve) is a standard work on the bookshelves of many. Yet, even though she is one of the Netherlands’ medical historical giants, along with Gerrit Arie Lindeboom, she has almost been forgotten. This prize commemorates her important contributions to the field. 

What does the prize reward?

The prize is awarded every two years for an excellent translation of academic research into public outreach. The latter can be a blog, podcast, exhibition, trade book, public debate etc. and must be on a topic in medical history. The prize consists of a certificate and EUR 250.   

Who is it for?

Early career scholars (ReMA students, PhD students, postdocs and lecturers up to 3 years after their PhD) who are also members of HHH. To become a member, please visit this page.

How to apply?

Please send a pdf to The pdf should contain the following information: 

  • Name and address of the candidate. 
  • A digital link to the outreach project. Please indicate if only a paper version of the project is available. 
  • An explanation of the context in which impact was generated. This must include a detailed description of the target audience, the outreach product and the impact of the product (which does not necessarily have to be quantitative).

Deadline for applications

20 February 2024