Guizot-Institut de France Prize (2014 to present)

The François Guizot-Institut de France Prize was created in 2013, under the patronage of the three academies of which Guizot was a member, at the joint initiative of Jean-Claude Casanova, President of the Jury, Gabriel de Broglie, Chancellor of the Institute and the François Guizot Association that includes descendants of the statesman. It is a continuation of the Guizot Prize of the Departmental Council of Calvados (1993-2012), instituted to commemorate François Guizot, deputy of Calvados from 1830 to 1848, on the initiative of Anne d’Ornano, President of the Departmental Council of Calvados, François Furet, of the Académie Française and the François Guizot Association.

It is awarded every two years to the author of a great work of history, a study of the contemporary world, social or political analysis recently published or broadcast, and accessible to a wide audience.

The laureate is chosen by an international jury whose first president was François Furet of the Académie Française and that is currently chaired by Jean-Claude Casanova of the Institute.

French members

  • Gabriel de Broglie
  • Jean-Claude Casanova, Président
  • Patrice Gueniffey
  • Claude Habib
  • Hélène Huby
  • Mona Ozouf
  • Philippe Raynaud
  • Georges-Henri Soutou
  • Laurent Theis
  • Michel Zink

International members

  • Benedetta Craveri
  • Sudhir Hazareesingh
  • Joy de Ménil

The Guizot-Institut de France 2016 Prize was awarded to Alain Besançon for his work Problèmes religieux contemporains, Editions de Fallois

List of six works nominated for the prize on June 7, 2016 by the jury:

  • Anne Applebaum, Rideau de fer. L’Europe de l’Est écrasée 1944-1956, Grasset.
  • Alain Besançon, Problèmes religieux contemporains, Editions de Fallois.
  • Johann Chapoutot, La Loi du sang. Penser et agir en nazi, Gallimard.
  • Joël Cornette, La Mort de Louis XIV. Apogée et crépuscule de la royauté (1er septembre 1715), Gallimard.
  • Dominic Lieven, La Fin de l’Empire des tsars. Vers la Première Guerre mondiale et la révolution, Edition des Syrtes.
  • Nicolas Roussellier, La Force de gouverner. Le pouvoir exécutif en France XIXe-XXIe, Gallimard.