MAA News – Jerome E. Singerman Prize

The Medieval Academy of America is delighted to announce the establishment of an annual book prize to honor Jerome E. Singerman, Senior Humanities Editor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania Press, and his lifelong commitment to building and sustaining our discipline. The MAA’s Jerome E. Singerman Prize will be awarded annually for a meritorious second book in any area of medieval studies, broadly conceived. A call for submissions will be posted in the fall of 2022, and the inaugural Singerman Prize will be presented at the 2023 MAA Annual Meeting.

Jerry acquired books and established series for UPP in a variety of fields, including medieval, early modern and eighteenth-century studies, early American studies, and Jewish studies. In recent years, his efforts in advancing methodologies such as ecocriticism and critical race studies, particularly in support of early career scholars, have especially benefited the profession.

The Singerman Prize is supported by the Jerome E. Singerman Fund. Donations may be made here:

Checks from individual donors or donor-advised funds are also welcome and should be payable to the Medieval Academy of America, with “Singerman Fund” noted on the memo line. Remit to:

Singerman Fund
Medieval Academy of America
6 Beacon St., Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108

The Singerman Fund has been established by a group of generous donors under the leadership of Cristina Maria Cervone, Ruth Mazo Karras, Barbara Newman, and Nicholas Watson. We are extremely grateful for their support.

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