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The ISAS Biennial Publication Prize

2017 Prizes, Awarded at University of Hawai'i

Best Article on an Anglo-Saxon Topic:
Nicole Marafioti, "Seeking Alfred's Body: Royal Tomb as Political Object in the Reign of Edward the Elder," Early Medieval Europe 23 (2015): 202-28
Best First Monograph on an Anglo-Saxon Topic [shared]:
Richard Sowerby, Angels in Early Medieval England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Mercedes Salvador Bello, Isidorean Perceptions of Order: The Exeter Book Riddles and Medieval Latin Enigmata, Medieval European Studies Series 17. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2015.
Best Book on an Anglo-Saxon Topic:
Conor O'Brien, Bede's Temple: An Image and its Interpretation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Best Edition or Translation of an Anglo-Saxon (or Anglo-Latin) Text, Any Medium:
Kazutomo Karasawa, The Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium). Woodbridge: Boydell, 2016
Best Research Aid (any medium) [shared]:
Carole Hough, Mapping Metaphor: Old English: Metaphor in English (mappingmetaphor.arts.gla.ac.uk)
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Rory Naismith, and Francesca Tinti, The Forum Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Coins/Il ripostiglio dell'Atrium Vestae nel Foro Romano, Bollettino di numismatica 55-6 (Rome, 2016)

2015 Prizes, Awarded at University of Glasgow

Best Article on an Anglo-Saxon Topic:
Patrick W. Conner, "On the Nature of Matched Scribal Hands", in Scraped, Stroked, and Bound: Materially Engaged Readings of Medieval Manuscripts, ed. by J. Wilcox (Turnhout, 2014), pp. 39-73.
Best First Monograph on an Anglo-Saxon Topic:
Emily Thornbury, Becoming a Poet in Anglo-Saxon England (Cambridge, 2014).
Best Book on an Anglo-Saxon Topic:
(co-awardees):
Asa Mittman and Susan Kim, Inconceivable Beasts: The Wonders of the East in the Beowulf Manuscript (Arizona, 2013)
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M. J. Toswell, The Anglo-Saxon Psalter (Turnhout, 2014).
Best Edition or Translation of an Anglo-Saxon (or Anglo-Latin) Text, Any Medium:
Christine Rauer, The Old English Martyrology (Woodbridge, 2013).
Best Research Aid (any medium):
Peter Stokes, English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, circa 990 -- circa 1035 (Manchester, 2014)

2013 Prizes, Awarded at Trinity College, Dublin

Best Article on an Anglo-Saxon Topic:
Joanna Story, "Bede, Willibrord and the Letters of Pope Honorius I on the genesis of the archbishopric of York," English Historical Review 127 (2012): 783–818.
Honorable mention: Benjamin A. Saltzman, "Writing Friendship, Mourning the Friend in Late Anglo-Saxon Rules of Confraternity," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 41 (2011): 251-91.
Best First Book on an Anglo-Saxon Topic:
Rory Naismith, Money and Power in Anglo-Saxon England: The Southern English Kingdoms, 757-865 (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Honorable mentions: Scott T. Smith, Land and Book: Literature and Land Tenure in Anglo-Saxon England (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012); Sharon M. Rowley, The Old English Version of Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2011).
Best Edition of an Anglo-Saxon (or Anglo-Latin) Text, Any Medium:
R.D. Fulk and Stefan Jurasinski (eds.), The Old English Canons of Theodore, Early English Text Society (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Honorable mention: D. A. Woodman, Charters of Northern Houses, Anglo-Saxon Charters 16 (Oxford University Press/The British Academy, 2012).

2011 Prizes, Awarded at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Best Article on an Anglo-Saxon Topic:
Andrew Rabin, "Female advocacy and royal protection in tenth-century England: the legal career of Queen Ælfthryth," Speculum 84 (2009).
Best First Book on an Anglo-Saxon Topic: Two Co-Winners:
Francesca Tinti, Sustaining Belief: The Church of Worcester from c. 870 to c. 1100 (Ashgate, 2010); Renee R. Trilling, The Aesthetics of Nostalgia: Historical Representation in Old English Verse (University of Toronto Press, 2009).
Best Edition of an Anglo-Saxon (or Anglo-Latin) Text, Any Medium:
The Old English Boethius: An Edition of the Old English Versions of Boethius’s De Consolatione Philosophiae, ed. Malcolm Godden and Susan Irvine (Oxford University Press, 2009).

2009 Prizes, Awarded at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Best Article on an Anglo-Saxon Topic: Two Co-Winners:
Craig Davis, "An Ethnic Dating of Beowulf," Anglo-Saxon England 35 (2006), 111-29; Emily V. Thornbury, "Aldhelm’s Rejection of the Muses and the Mechanics of Poetic Inspiration in Early Anglo-Saxon England" Anglo-Saxon England 36 (2007), 71-92.
Best First Book on an Anglo-Saxon Topic:
David Pratt, The Political Thought of King Alfred the Great (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Best Edition of an Anglo-Saxon (or Anglo-Latin) Text, Any Medium: Two Co-Winners:
R. D. Fulk, Robert E. Bjork, and John D. Niles, eds., Klaeber’s Beowulf and the Fight at Finnsburg, Toronto Old English Series 21 (University of Toronto Press, 2008); Michael Lapidge, ed. and trans., Byrhtferth of Ramsey. The Lives of St Oswald and St Ecgwine (Oxford University Press, 2009).

2007 Prizes, Awarded at the University of London

Best Article on an Anglo-Saxon Topic:
Joyce Hill, "Authority and Intertextuality in the Works of Ælfric," Proceedings of the British Academy 131 (2005), 157–81 (The Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture for 2004).
Best First Book on an Anglo-Saxon Topic: Two Co-Winners:
Daniel Anlezark, Water and Fire: the Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England (Manchester University Press, 2006);
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Martin K. Foys, Virtually Anglo-Saxon (University Press of Florida, 2007).
Best Edition of an Anglo-Saxon (or Anglo-Latin) Text, Any Medium:
Scott DeGregorio, trans., Bede: On Ezra and Nehemiah (Liverpool University Press, 2005).

2005 Prizes, Awarded at Ludwig-Maxmilians Universität, Munich

Best Article on an Anglo-Saxon Topic:
Stacy S. Klein, "Reading Queenship in Cynewulf’s Elene," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 33 (2003), 67-89.
Best First Book on an Anglo-Saxon Topic: Two Co-Winners:
Andrew P. Scheil, The Footsteps of Israel: Understanding Jews in Anglo-Saxon England (University of Michigan Press, 2004); Joanna Story, Carolingian Connections: Anglo-Saxon England and Carolingian Francia, c. 750-870 (Ashgate, 2003).
Best Edition of an Anglo-Saxon (or Anglo-Latin) Text, Any Medium: Two Co-Winners:
Martin K. Foys, The Bayeux Tapestry: Digital Edition (Scholarly Digital Editions, 2003); Rosalind C. Love, Goscelin of Saint-Bertin: The Hagiography of the Female Saints of Ely (Oxford University Press, 2004).