Submissions are now being sought for the
2017 Marjorie Chibnall Essay Prize, offered in memory of the former director
of the Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies and co-founder of the Allen
Brown Memorial Trust. It is awarded for an unpublished scholarly paper based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.
Candidates for the Prize are normally expected to be doctoral students in a
recognised institution of Higher Learning, or within two years of having
completed a doctorate (from the date the degree was awarded).
The winning paper will be awarded a place at the 2017 Battle Conference on
Anglo-Norman Studies, to be held in Paris from 20 to 24 July, 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.
The paper should be written in English, between 6,000 to 7,000 words in
length (excluding footnotes), and follow the usual scholarly conventions of
Anglo-Norman Studies. It should be emailed to the following address:
firstname.lastname@example.org; the file should be named using the
protocol of (candidate’s) lastname_firstname.mcp2016.
Candidates should also send an abstract (between 200 and 250 words) of their
paper, and a covering letter, to The Hon. Secretary of the Allen Brown
Memorial Trust, Ms Caroline Palmer, either as a paper copy, c/o Boydell and
Brewer, PO Box 9, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DF and marked confidential,
or via an email attachment to
Cpalmer@boydell.co.uk. The letter should make a statement as to the
originality of the work; an indication of how the candidate qualifies for
entry to the competition; agreement to the terms of the Prize competition;
and name, postal address, email address, and institutional details.
Entries must be submitted by 23 January 2017. Previously unsuccessful
candidates may reapply, but must address a new topic.
The winner will be announced by the end of March 2017, 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. The
Trustees reserve the right not to make an award should no essay of
sufficient quality be entered.