We are very pleased to announce the establishment the Monica H. Green Prize for Distinguished Medieval Research. This annual Prize honors Dr. Monica H. Green, whose body of scholarship and public advocacy makes a large and innovative contribution to our awareness and understanding of pandemics, their vectors and their historiography, topics of increasing urgency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Her work towards a global history of health reframes the public discussion of epidemics and pandemics: it is relevant to biomedical researchers, molecular biologists, population geneticists, and policymakers as well as to historians and medievalists from all fields. Green’s collaborative approach to scholarship serves as a model for others to follow, engaging with geneticists, archaeologists, paleobiologists, and others forging connections between modernity and the Middle Ages both in the public and scholarly spheres. The Monica H. Green Prize will honor scholarship and public engagement that demonstrates the importance of studying the past to understand the present. The inaugural Green Prize of $1,000 will be awarded in 2022 and annually thereafter to honor a distinguished project that shows the value of medieval studies in our present day. We are very grateful to the anonymous donors who have endowed the Green Fund and established the Prize in Dr. Green’s honor.
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