The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize 2018 goes to ten young scientists to acknowledge their outstanding achievements and to give an incentive to pursue their academic careers. Among them is AcademiaNet member Valeska Huber, historian at the University of Berlin.
Valeska Huber is head of the Emmy Noether Research Group “Reaching the People: Communication and Global Orders in the Twentieth Century”, researching communication and information dissemination in globally networked regions of Africa and Asia. The selection committee highlighted Dr Huber’s ongoing effort to cross borders and initiate discussions with her research while meeting the highest methodological standards. Her research most notably interconnects local and global perspectives, an approach which is often neglected in global history. In her career, she has already received a number of awards, including the Martín-Abel-González-Prize of the LSE and the Dissertation Prize of the University of Konstanz in the category Science and Society.
The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize has been awarded annually to outstanding young researchers since 1977 by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The honour is worth 20.000 Euros and is regarded as the most important German prize for early career researchers.