In her guise as Secretary of the R. Allen Brown Memorial Trust, Caroline Palmer informs us that the 2015 competition for the Marjorie Chibnall Essay Prize has opened. Doctoral students or very recent PhDs are encouraged to submit an unpublished scholarly paper for consideration. The paper must be focused on the Anglo-Norman world and demonstrate original research. The winning paper will be accorded a place at the 2015 Battle Confererence (and publication in Anglo-Norman Studies) and the author will receive "reasonable travel expenses" to attend the conference.
The paper should be written in English, between 6,000 to 7,000 words in length (excluding footnotes), and follow the usual scholarly conventions of Anglo-Norman Studies. It should be emailed to the following address: email@example.com; the file should be named using the protocol of (candidate’s) lastname_firstname.mcp2015.
The deadline for submissions has been extended to 2 March 2015, with the prize winner announced in April 2015. For more information on submission criteria and related rules, see the full prize announcement here.