MAA News – 2021 Medieval Academy of America Publication Prizes

Photo: The Haskins Medal. The Medieval Academy of America

The Medieval Academy of America congratulates the winners of the 2021 Medieval Academy of America Publication Prizes:

Haskins Medal: Robert G. Ousterhout, Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2019)

Karen Gould Prize in Art History: Margaret Graves, Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2018)

Digital Humanities and Multimedia Studies Prize: Virtual Angkor ( (Principal Investigators: Adam Clulow and Tom Chandler)

John Nicholas Brown Prize: David Shyovitz, A Remembrance of His Wonders: Nature and the Supernatural in Medieval Ashkenaz (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017)

INAUGURAL Article Prize in Critical Race Studies: Shokoofeh Rajabzadeh, “The Depoliticized Saracen and Muslim Erasure” in Literature Compass, Special Issue: Critical Race and the Middle Ages, September-October 2019 (

Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize: Esther Liberman Cuenca, “Town clerks and the authorship of custumals in medieval England,” Urban History 46:2 (2019): 180-201; and Noah Blan, “Charlemagne’s peaches: a case of early medieval European ecological adaptation,” Early Medieval Europe 27:4 (2019): 521-545

These Prizes will be presented at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, hosted online by Indiana University, Bloomington. The presentation of the Prizes and the reading of citations will take place preceding the Presidential Address on Friday, 17 April, at 4:30 PM Eastern. We hope you will join us as we honor these scholars and acknowledge their important work. Information about the Annual Meeting may be found here:

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