Church Monuments Society Essay Prize: Closing Date 31 December 2015

The Church Monuments Society offers a biennial Essay Prize for the best essay on any aspect of church monuments in any period. The maximum word length (incl. end notes) is 10,000 words with no more than 10 illustrations. The winning essay will be published in the international, peer-reviewed, green open-access journal Church Monuments.

The closing date for entries is 31 December 2015.

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Gender and Medieval Studies Student Essay Prize 2015 – deadline: 20th November

The Gender and Medieval Studies Group offers a postgraduate student essay prize, which is awarded at the GMS conference in January each year. The competition is open to students at all levels including those who will be completing their degree in the coming year.

Essays should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length (including notes) and should engage with questions of gender and/or sexuality in the Middle Ages. Essays should follow a recognised academic referencing system (such as MHRA), should include a bibliography and all images should be captioned.

Submissions from postgraduates working within any discipline in the field are encouraged.

The prize gives free registration to the GMS conference (held every January at a different UK institution) for two years (2016 and 2017) and a contribution towards UK travel costs to the conference. In 2016 the conference will be on Gender and Emotions and will be held at the University of Hull (6th-8th January). 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 ( by November 20th 2015.

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