Winners of the SIAF Award


We are pleased to announce that the thirteenth SIAF Award was presented on 23 November 2021 at the University of Zurich.


Dr Eliane Kurmann

for her dissertation at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zurich.

«Fotogeschichten und Geschichtsbilder. Zur Verwendung historischer Fotografien in Tansania»

(Photo stories and historical images – On the use of historical photographs in Tanzania)

The prize is endowed with CHF 10,000. The SIAF Award, sponsored by Ernst & Young AG, honors an outstanding doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. The work makes a scientific contribution to the understanding of political, economic, social and cultural relations in a global world. In 2021, candidates who have written a thesis at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Zurich or at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (D-GESS) of ETH Zurich were judged by an independent jury.

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