Monday, October 24, 2011

Society for Renaissance Studies Book Prize

In 2012 the Society for Renaissance Studies will award for the first time a biennial book prize of £1,000 to encourage original research on any aspect in the field of Renaissance studies and to recognise significant accomplishments by members of the SRS.

The SRS Book Prize for the year 2012 will be awarded to the author of the best monograph in Renaissance Studies published between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2011. The winner will be announced at the SRS 5th Biennial Conference, University of Manchester, 9–11 July 2012. To be eligible the monograph must be written in English by a current member of the SRS. The prize will be awarded for a book with a topic where the majority of material is within the chronological period 1300–1650. Books about Renaissance history, art, architecture, philosophy, science, technology, medicine, religion, music, the literatures and languages of Europe, and of the countries in contact with Europe during the Renaissance, are eligible. Books will be judged on the following criteria:

1. contribution to Renaissance Studies;
2. quality and originality of research;
3. clarity and eloquence;
4. thoroughness and accuracy in documentation;
5. methodological skill and/or innovation.

Nominations for the prize may be made by publishers or authors. Three copies of each work must be received by Professor Andrew Hadfield, Chair of the SRS Book Prize Committee, postmarked by or on January 15, 2012. Each entry should be labelled ‘SRS Book Prize 2012’ and addressed to: Professor Andrew Hadfield, Chair of the SRS Book Prize Committee, School of English, Arts B Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QN.

An announcement of the award will be published in the Society’s publications Renaissance Studies and The Bulletin as well as on the SRS website.

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