A Clerk of Oxford wins best History Blog of the Year award

Eleanor Parker’s blog A Clerk of Oxford has been named Blog of the Year during the Longman-History Today awards, which was held last week.

Medieval Graffiti project wins national award

A local community archaeology project that searches Norfolk’s medieval churches for medieval graffiti inscriptions has received national recognition this week with the announcement that it has been award the prestigious ‘Most Innovative’ Award by the national Community Archive and Heritage Group (CAHG).

Medieval Graffiti project wins national archaeology award

The Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Project, a volunteer led archaeology group that searches England’s medieval churches for early graffiti inscriptions, has been awarded the prestigious Marsh Community Archaeology Award.

Robin Fleming awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Robin Fleming, one of America’s leading early medieval historians, has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, the so-called ‘Genius Grant’.

‘Alfred’s Wars’ wins Medieval Military History Book of the Year

A book on Anglo-Saxon warfare, researched and written by Dr Ryan Lavelle, a lecturer at the University of Winchester, has won the prestigious Verbruggen Prize from the international society De Re Militari.

Margot Fassler wins 2012 Otto Gründler Book Prize

Margot Fassler, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, was awarded the 2012 Otto Gründler Book Prize for her book The Virgin of Chartres: Making History Through Liturgy and the Arts.

Exemplaria receives the Phoenix Award for most improved journal

Exemplaria, an academic journal dedicated to medieval and Renaissance studies from Maney Publishing, has received the 2011 Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals

President Obama to award National Humanities Medal to medievalist

UCLA’s Teofilo F. Ruiz, an internationally recognized historian whose work focuses on medieval Spain and Europe, will be awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama today.

Lorraine Stock awarded the Bonnie Wheeler Summer Fellowship

From Camelot to Sherwood Forest, Lorraine Stock has taken students on a host of literary adventures. Now, the University of Houston associate professor of English will venture into new research territories with the aid of the Bonnie Wheeler Summer Research Fellowship. Medieval expert Stock is the inaugural recipient of this award. Named for the noted […]

John Davey Research Grant for Medieval Studies

When it comes to history, especially medieval history, the awards and accolades are usually reserved for the professional scholar – those with multiple degrees of higher learning and long lists of academic titles and initials after their name. And deservedly so. Without their dedication and scholarship, much of what we know about history would have […]

Medievalist awarded grant to research Mirror to Devout People

Paul Patterson, assistant professor of English at St.Joseph University, has been awarded $8,200 to pursue his personal project, an edition of the Mirror to Devout People. The Mirror to Devout People, also known as the Speculum devotorum, was written by a monk at the Carthusian monastery of Sheen, in Surrey, England, for a sister of […]

Dr. Tomás Ó Carragáin wins award for Irish Medieval Studies

Dr. Tomás Ó Carragáin, a lecturer at University College Cork, has been awarded the inaugural Four Courts Press Michael Adams Prize in Irish Medieval Studies for his essay “The Architectural Setting of the Mass in Early-medieval Ireland.” This prize was awarded last week at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. It […]

The Richard III Foundation Announces New Student Program

The Richard III Foundation, Inc., a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to research into the life and reign of King Richard III, has launched their second student program, The John Davey Research Grant for Medieval Studies. This grant, intended for graduate students and independent scholars who are seeking financial aid in completion of their research work, […]

Norfolk Graffiti project wins national award

A local community archaeology project aimed at discovering and recording examples of medieval graffiti has won a prestigious national award. The Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey, which marks its first anniversary this month, was selected as joint winner in the ‘Awards for the Presentation of Heritage Research 2011’ at a ceremony held at the British Museum […]

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 […]

Undergrad thesis: ‘Feathered Funerals: Birds in Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Rites’ wins award

Ruth Nugent of the University of Chester has been awarded The Society for Medieval Archaeology’s John Hurst Prize for the Best Undergraduate Dissertation, 2010, for her work Feathered Funerals: Birds in Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Rites. The prestigious annual award is made to the undergraduate dissertation that makes the most original contribution to medieval archaeology (from […]

Student wins scholarship to study early medieval Scottish history

Just five months after she graduated from University of California – Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree in history, Cynthia Thickpenny received a life-changing phone call. She learned in late November that she had just won a Marshall Scholarship–one of the most prestigious awards that American undergraduates can receive–to study at the University of Glasgow […]

Book – Richard Rolle and His Readers: Defining the Literary in the Fifteenth Century – receives fellowship

Katherine Zieman, an assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a National Humanities Center Fellowship for work on her next book, “Richard Rolle and His Readers: Defining the Literary in the Fifteenth Century.” She is one of just 36 fellows selected to spend the 2010-11 academic year working at […]

Book on medieval astrology wins award

Dr. Scott Hendrix, assistant professor of history at Carroll University, has published a new book that has been awarded the D. Simon Evans Prize for “Outstanding Contributions to Medieval Studies.” How Albert the Great’s Speculum Astronomiae Was Interpreted and Used by Four Centuries of Readers: A Study in Late Medieval Medicine, Astronomy and Astrology was […]

New Zealand medieval scholar wins award from university

Dr Simone Celine Marshall has been named one of the 2010 recipients of the University of Otago’s Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research for her work work on medieval literature. The awards are given out by the university for outstanding research achievements and comes with $5000 to support their research and scholarly development. Dr […]

Article on Old English Bede, Book on Frankish Formulae, win Royal Historical Society prizes

The Royal Historical Society announced their awards for outstanding historical scholarship and achievement earlier this summer, and two young medievalists came out as winners. George Molyneaux of Oxford University won the Alexander Prize for his article “The Old English Bede: English Ideology or Christian Instruction?”, while Dr. Alice Rio of King’s College, London, received the […]

York Archaeological Trust hopes to win award

The Hollywood Oscars are still a few months away but the York Archaeological Trust is waiting with bated breath to hear whether it has won the archaeology equivalent. They are eagerly awaiting the outcome of the prestigious British Archaeological Awards for which they have been shortlisted under the “Best Archaeological Innovation” category. The Trust will go […]

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