The Marjorie Chibnall Essay Prize
The Trustees of the Allen Brown Memorial Trust announce the Marjorie Chibnall Essay Prize (offered in memory of the former director of the Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies and co-founder of the Trust), which will be awarded for an unpublished scholarly paper based upon original research and relating to the study of the Anglo-Norman world, broadly defined, between c. 850 and c. 1250. Submissions are now being sought for the 2014 Prize.
The winning paper each year will be awarded a place at the subsequent Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies, together with the cost of attendance plus reasonable travel expenses. It is a condition of the Prize that the paper should be delivered at the conference following its award, and be submitted for exclusive publication in Anglo-Norman Studies.
Candidates for the Prize are normally expected to be doctoral students in a recognised institution of Higher Learning, or be within two years of having completed a doctorate (from the date the degree was awarded).
Two manuscript copies of the paper, written in English, of 6,000 to 7,000 words in length (excluding footnotes), and following the usual scholarly conventions of Anglo-Norman Studies, should be sent to The Hon. Secretary, Allen Brown Memorial Trust, Ms Caroline Palmer, c/o Boydell and Brewer, PO Box 9, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DF by no later than 1 March 2014. They should be marked Confidential. Candidates should also enclose a covering letter making a statement as to the originality of their work and their agreement to the terms of the Prize competition. The letter should also include name, postal address, email address, and institutional details, and a statement declaring how they qualify for entry to the competition. If candidates are in doubt as to what is meant by the term “Anglo-Norman world”, they should seek clarification from the secretary of the Trust.
The winner will be announced by the beginning of May 2014, the work having been judged by a selection committee made up of representatives of the Trust; their decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into concerning decisions made. The Trustees reserve the right not to make an award should no essay of sufficient quality be entered.