The Institute and the editors of The Mediaeval Journal are delighted to announce the joint winners for their 2014 essay prize!
Sharing a £600 prize are Joseph R. Johnson (NYU) and Jamie Page (St Andrews/ Durham).
The prize is open to graduate students and researchers who are within three years of having completed their doctorate. This year there were 26 entries and the judges were impressed at the high quality of the submissions.
Johnson won for his essay ‘Domestication and its Discontents’, which explored the semantic and conceptual structures of Herbert’s Roman de Dolopathos (c. 1210).
Page’s winning entry was called ‘Sex and Secrecy: The Earliest Prosecution of Abortion in the German-Speaking Lands’, analysing an fascinating legal case.
The Mediaeval Journal looks forward to publishing the winning entries in 2015.