Antonie Luyendijk-Elshout Early Career Impact Award

Who was Antonie Luyendijk-Elshout?

Antonie Luyendijk-Elshout was a professor in the history of medicine at Leiden University. She was the first female medical historian in the Netherlands and wrote extensively and meticulously on the history of early modern 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.

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Who is it for?

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.

What does the prize reward?

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.

Award winners