News: Postgraduate Essay Prize, Gender and Medieval Studies

Deadline: 1 September 2014

The group is pleased to announce an annual prize for the best student essay, to be awarded at the GMS conference in January each year. The competition is open to students at all levels, including those who will complete their degree in the coming year. Essays should be between 7,000 and 8,000 words in length (including notes) and should engage with questions of gender and/or sexuality in the Middle Ages. Submissions from postgraduates working within any discipline in the field are strongly encouraged.

There will be a prize of £100 for the winning essay, along with free registration at the next GMS conference. A bursary towards UK travel costs may also be available. 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 Isabel Davis ( i.davis@bbk.ac.uk ) by Monday, 1 September 2014.

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