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New Prize for Irish Medieval Studies

Scholars working on medieval history in Ireland can now compete for the best peer-reviewed essay/article in their field. Four Courts Press and the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies have launched the inaugural Four Courts Press Michael Adams Prize in Irish Medieval Studies.

This prize, which will be presented at the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, will be awarded for the best peer-reviewed essay/article on Irish Medieval Studies published in a book or journal during the previous calendar year. For the first year’s prize, which will be awarded in May 2011, the prize will be awarded for the best peer-reviewed essay/article published in a book or journal during the period 2006–2010. It is only open to members of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies (ASIMS) and entries must be submitted by February 25th.

  • All submissions for the year 2010 are to be sent by 25 February 2011 to Dr John Soderberg, Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota, 395 Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. E-mail: sode0018@umn.edu
  • The essays/articles will be judged by a panel consisting of (a) Michael Potterton representing Four Courts Press (b) a judge representing ASIMS (c) a Chairperson selected by Four Courts Press and ASIMS.
  • The prizes will consist of a specially selected gift from Four Courts Press; a cheque to the value of US$500.00 from Four Courts Press, and a summary of the article will be reprinted in EOLAS, the journal of ASIMS.

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