MAMA |  Mid-America Medieval Association

About Us Membership and Dues Annual Conference Jim Falls Paper Prize Archive Contact Us
The Jim Falls Paper Prize

In 2001, the members of MAMA created the Jim Falls Paper Prize, to be awarded to the best paper delivered at the annual conference by a Graduate student.

The prize includes a monetary award of $100.

Graduate students are encouraged to send a completed copy of their paper along with their name, university institution and graduate status and address to Linda E. Mitchell.

Please do not submit an entry if you have previously received this award.

The paper you submit should be the paper you intend to present at the MAMA XXXVI Annual Conference.

Past Winners Include:
2012   Bianca Lopez, Washington University in St. Louis
           "As if Drinking Christian Blood: Sermons and Jewish Neighbors in Late Medieval Perugia"

2011   AnnaLinden Weller, Rutgers University
           "Transmittable Apocalypses: Byzantine Political Authority and the Co-Option of Western Eschatological Narrative in the First Crusade"

2010   Daniel J. Menold, University of Missouri - Columbia
           "Sacred History: Hagiographical Constructs and the 'Historical' Gilbert of Sempringham"

            Honorable Mention: Michael Wehrman, Yale University
           "Rome and Miracles in the Writings of the Venerable Bede"

2009   James Bennett, Ohio State University
           "The Once and Future Burghers: Social Memory and Civic Identity in Late Medieval St. Albans"

2008   Jennifer Culver, St. Louis University
           "The Structure of Personal Experience: Rollean Mysticism in Piers Plowman"

2007   Julian Hendrix, King's College, Cambridge
           "The Origins of Monastic Intercession: Thought and Practice, Though Versus Practice"

View Complete List of Past Winners
Links and Resources
>MAMA Annual Conference
>Complete List of Past Winners