About This Award

The Nancy Lyman Roelker Prize, named for Professor Roelker of Boston University, author and translator of many works of excellent scholarship, doctoral advisor and friend to many scholars in early modern studies, is awarded annually by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference for the best article published in English on sixteenth-century French history during the preceding calendar year. The prize-winning article is selected by a committee of three conference members appointed by the president, who shall designate one of the members as chair.

Criteria for selection include:

  1. quality and originality of research
  2. methodological skill and/or innovation
  3. development of fresh and stimulating interpretations or insights
  4. literary quality

Nominations for the prize may be made by anyone and shall be sent to the Executive Director of the SCSC or the chair of the prize committee. Three copies of the article are to be solicited from the author. All articles must be in the hands of the committee by 1 April. The chair may assume responsibility for copying nominated articles if desired but should notify the nominated candidate. Announcement of the $500.00 award will be made by the chair of the committee at the annual business meeting of the conference. Announcement of the prize will also be made in The Sixteenth Century Journal.

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