Entries invited for Joop Witteveen Prize 2016

24 October 2016

The Special Collections Department of the University of Amsterdam invites authors to submit publications for the Joop Witteveen Prize, the award for an outstanding publication on the history of food in the Low Countries. The prize-giving ceremony will take place in November 2017.

Selection criteria

  • History of food and drink in the Netherlands and Belgium;
  • based on thorough historical research;
  • published as (part of) a book or as an article in a magazine between the 1 January 2016 and the 31 December 2016.


  • Daniëlle De Vooght, winner of the Joop Witteveenprijs 2012, historian and coordinator at KU Leuven;
  • Marleen Willebrands, culinary historian and linguist;
  • Irene Zwiep, Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and Director of the College of Humanities, Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (2008–2013);
  • Steph Scholten, Director of UvA Heritage and chair of the jury.

How to submit

  • Send your publication (books: 5 copies) before the 1 April 2017 to:

Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam
Attn Joke Mammen, Secretary of the Joop Witteveen Prize
P.O. Box 94436
NL – 1090 GK Amsterdam,

stating ‘Joop Witteveen Prize 2016’

  • A copy of the magazine or article can be sent to the above address or by email to: j.j.mammen@uva.nl 

Please include your full name, postal address, phone number, and email address.


Design: Joost Swarte

Award plates of the Joop Witteveen Prize and the Johannes van Dam Prize, designed by Joost Swarte

Relevant dates

  • Announcement of the shortlist: Spring 2017;
  • announcement of the winner: 17 November 2017. 


Published by  Special Collections UvA