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2020 Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship book prize

The SMFS Book Committee is now accepting submissions for the 2020 First Book of Feminist Scholarship on the Middle Ages. We are soliciting submissions of first monographs in any area of medieval studies. Nominated books should represent the best first monographs of feminist medieval scholarship published AND with a copyright date in 2018 or 2019.

The prize (an award of US$500), will be announced in the US spring, and formally awarded at the SMFS reception at the Kalamazoo International Medieval Congress next May. Self-nominations are acceptable; presses may nominate more than one title.

Please arrange for TWO copies (preferably paper copies) of each nominated book to be sent to SMFS President, Dr. Linda Mitchell, at the address below, along with a letter of application that summarises the book’s merits and its contribution to feminist scholarship.

The deadline for nominations and receipt of books to be considered is Friday, 18 October 2019. Please note that if your book is copyrighted for 2020, you should wait for the next iteration of this contest, in two years.

Please send all submissions to:

Dr. Linda Mitchell
7559 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64114
USA

If you have an e-book version of your book available to send, please make sure that it can be duplicated so that everyone on the committee is able to read the book, and that it is not owner- or password-protected. Please also remember that sending proofs of a book that is as yet unpublished might be a violation of copyright law, so if that is what you have available, you must check with the publisher to make sure that the use of the proofs for the purposes of the prize contest is acceptable to them.

Please also note that the SMFS Advisory Board’s Book Committee has limited numbers of members with fluency in (modern) languages other than English, so if you are interested in submitting a monograph in a language other than English please do send a query BEFORE sending the book.

2021 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

The University of Chicago Press and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society are pleased to announce the competition for the 2021 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honour of the founding editor of Signs, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.

The Catharine Stimpson Prize is awarded biennially to the best paper in an international competition. Leading feminist scholars from around the globe will select the winner. The prizewinning paper will be published in Signs, and the author will be provided an honorarium of US$1,000. All papers submitted for the Stimpson Prize will be considered for peer review and possible publication in Signs.

Eligibility:

Feminist scholars in the early years of their careers (fewer than seven years since receipt of the terminal degree) are invited to submit papers for the Stimpson Prize. This includes current graduate students. Papers may be on any topic that falls under the broad rubric of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. Submissions must be no longer than 10,000 words (including notes and references) and must conform to the guidelines for Signs contributors (http://signsjournal.org/for-authors/author-guidelines/).

Deadline for submissions: 1 March, 2020.

Please submit papers online at http://signs.edmgr.com. Be sure to indicate submission for consideration for the Catharine Stimpson Prize. The honorarium will be awarded upon publication of the prizewinning article.

Contact signs@northeastern.edu with any questions.

Entries open for British Records Association prize

Entries to the British Records Association’s annual Janette Harley Prize close on 30 June. The prize is intended to generate interest in archives, and raise awareness of research and achievements in the world of archives. It is open to anyone, and applications are welcomed from individuals, on their own behalf or on behalf of others, and from representatives of organisations.

The prize of £350 will be awarded for the best / most original piece of work published in a monograph, journal or magazine, or otherwise made publicly available, which has promoted “the preservation, understanding, accessibility or study of archives”. The winning entry will be announced following BRA’s Annual General Meeting and Maurice Bond Memorial Lecture, to be held in London on 13 November 2019.

The joint winners of the 2018 Harley Prize were Julie Halls and Allison Martino, for their article “Cloth, Copyright, and Cultural Exchange: Textile Designs for Export to Africa at The National Archives of the UK”.

Further information about the prize, including details of how to enter, can be found on the BRA web-site: https://www.britishrecordsassociation.org.uk/the-janette-harley-prize/british-records-association-janette-harley-prize/

Grants and awards: Australian Academy of the Humanities

Nominations for Australian Academy of the Humanities grants and awards will open on Thursday 28 February 2019.

This year, in celebrating the 50th anniversary, Academy will be offering the Humanities Travelling Fellowships, the David Philips Travelling Fellowship, the Publication Subsidy Scheme, the McCredie Musicological Award and the Crawford Medal. Stay tuned for the announcement of a new Award that honours the remarkable service to the Academy and contribution to Australian life of Professor John Mulvaney AO CMG FBA FSA FRAI FAHA.

Details of all the grants and awards are available on the Australian Academy of the Humanities website.

ANZAMEMS Prize Winners, 2019

Congratulations to all the recipients of ANZAMEMS biennial conference awards and publication prizes, announced last week at the ANZAMEMS 2019 conference.

2018 Philippa Maddern Early Career Researcher Publication Prize
Kirk Essary, for his article “Clear as Mud: Metaphor, Emotion and Meaning in Early Modern England”, English Studies, July 2017.

The Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize is awarded to an Early Career Researcher (ECR) for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the previous two years.

2018 Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize
Amy Brown, for her article “Female Homosociality and the Marriage Plot: Women and Marriage Negotiation in Cligés and Le Chevalier au Lion“, Parergon, 33.1 (2016).

The Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize is awarded to a postgraduate student for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the previous two years.

2019 George Yule Prize
Jennifer E. Nicholson (University of Sydney) “’Pronouncing…some [un]doubtful phrase’: Speech, Agency, and Editing Hamlet via Montaigne’s Essais”

The George Yule Prize is awarded to the best essay written by a postgraduate. It is awarded biennially, at each ANZAMEMS conference.

2019 Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary
Jane Bitomsky (postgraduate enrolled at University of Queensland and currently based in New Zealand) 

In 2003, ANZAMEMS established a bursary to honour the life and work of Dr Kim Walker, lecturer in English (with specialties in renaissance studies and Shakespeare) at Victoria University of Wellington. The prize winner is selected from among the applicants for conference bursaries.

For further information on ANZAMEMS prizes and awards, please see the Bursaries and Prizes section on the ANZAMEMS website.

Royal Studies Journal 2019 Book and Article Prizes

Entries are now open for the Royal Studies Journal (RSJ) 2019 Annual Book and Early Career/Post-Graduate Researcher’s Article Prizes.

Book Prize

Launched in June 2015, the Royal Studies Journal Annual Book Prize recognizes
outstanding contributions to the field of royal studies. Authors, publishers, Royal Studies Network (RSN) members, or other interested parties may nominate books, either monographs or edited collections, published during the previous two calendar years (2017-18). Self-nomination is accepted.

Entries must be submitted by 1 March, 2019.

For more information and to register a nomination, go to https://www.rsj.winchester.ac.uk/about/prizes/ and https://royalstudiesjournal.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/cccu-prizes-2018

Early Career Researcher/Post-Graduate Annual Article Prize

Launched in June 2015, the RSJ Early Career and Post-Graduate Researcher’s prize is
awarded annually to a current Early Career or Post-Graduate Researcher for the best
published or unpublished scholarly article-length work (approx. 5,000-10,000 words)
based on original research on any topic that falls within the scope of royal studies.

Contributions are accepted on a year-round basis, with a submission deadline of 1 March, 2019 for inclusion in the current year’s prize campaign. Articles (approx. 5,000-10,000
words) should be submitted in electronic form.

For more information go to https://www.rsj.winchester.ac.uk/about/prizes/ and
https://royalstudiesjournal.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/cccu-prizes-2018/

Gender and Medieval Studies Group Student Essay Prize 2018

The Gender and Medieval Studies Group offers a postgraduate student essay prize, which is awarded at the GMS conference in January each year. The competition is open to students at all levels of graduate study including those who will be completing their degree in the coming year.

Essays should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length. This word limit is inclusive of footnotes but exclusive of the bibliography. Entries should engage with questions of gender and/or sexuality in the Middle Ages and follow a recognised academic referencing system (such as MHRA). A full bibliography should be included, and all images should be captioned.

Submissions from postgraduates working within any discipline in the field are encouraged.

The prize gives free conference fee registration to the GMS conference (held every January at a different UK institution) for two years (2019 and 2020), a £100 book token for Castle Hill Bookshop and a contribution towards UK travel costs to the conference.

The winning essay will also be considered for publication in the academic journal Medieval Feminist Forum, run by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS).

There may be years when no prize is awarded, depending upon submissions in any given year.

Electronic submissions should be submitted to Laura Kalas Williams (L.E.Williams@swansea.ac.uk), by the student themselves, by 19 November 2018. In submitting an entry to this competition, entrants declare that the essay represents their own, original work.

For further information see http://medievalgender.co.uk/prizes-bursaries/

SMFS Best Article of Medieval Feminist Scholarship Prize

The call for nominations and submissions for the 2019 Society of Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) Best Article of Medieval Feminist Scholarship Prize is now open. Articles published in calendar years 2017 and 2018 will be considered for this prize.

Articles submitted for this prize will be assessed on both scholarly merit and relevance to the remit of SMFS. Topics are open, including issues regarding women, gender, trans* studies, feminist approaches and theory, and intersectionality.  Range of study must, however, focus on the medieval period (ca. 500 to 1500).

Deadline for submissions is 1 December 2018.  Announcement of prizewinner will occur in late February/early March.

Please send all submissions electronically (via email), in an attached OFFICIAL pdf version/file of the article with the publication information clearly identified, to Linda Mitchell: mitchellli@umkc.edu. Make sure to include all contact information for the author.

Australasian Centre for Italian Studies Jo-Anne Duggan Prize 2019

To honour the creative, artistic and scholarly legacy of the late Jo-Anne Duggan, the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) announces the third round of the biennial prize for an original essay and a creative work with exegesis.

The award is open to early career researchers, higher degree or undergraduate students from an Australasian institution, on any topic relating to Italian Studies from disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas. This could include Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Cultural Studies, History, Legal and Political Studies, Linguistics and Languages, Literature, Media Studies, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Studies of Religion, Translation Studies, and Visual Arts.

The deadline for entries for the Prize is: 29 October, 2018.

For further information and to enter, please visit https://acis.org.au/2018/04/10/call-for-entries-jo-anne-duggan-prize-2019/

ANZAMEMS publication prizes and conference travel bursaries close soon

A reminder to all ANZAMEMS members that 30 September is the closing deadline for applications for the ANZAMEMS publication prizes and for postgraduate/ECR travel bursaries to attend the ANZAMEMS 2019 conference (Sydney, Australia 5-8 February 2019).

Postgraduate Student & ECR Travel Bursary, Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary and George Yule Prize Applications

Travel bursaries and prizes enable current or recent postgraduates who are currently unwaged to attend the ANZAMEMS Biennial Conference and deliver a paper at a session. Postgraduate and Early Career Scholars wishing to apply should see the eligibility requirements and apply at: https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/bursaries-prizes/

Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize

The Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize is awarded to a postgraduate student for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the previous two years. The winner will be announced at the ANZAMEMS 2019 conference.

For more information and to submit an application see: https://anzamems.org/?page_id=8#PC

Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize

The Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize is awarded to an Early Career Researcher (ECR) for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the previous two years. The winner will be announced at the ANZAMEMS 2019 conference.

For more information and to submit an application see: https://anzamems.org/?page_id=8#PM