Call for Submissions: Annual Book Prize of the Center of Early Medieval Studies in Brno, Deadline – 15th March 2022

In the aim to promote excellence and international multilingual research, the Association of Friends of the Center for Early Medieval Studies of the Department of Art History, Masaryk University, Brno (AFCEMS) decided to establish a yearly prize for the Best Book in Medieval Art (all pre-modern world cultures included). 

The prize will be awarded annually during the AFCEMS meeting in October 2022. Books published in 2018 or later will be considered. The submissions should be works published in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek or Russian. The publication’s author or authors are expected to be current members of the AFCEMS (to join the AFCEMS, visit 

The author of the selected book will receive a cash prize of 1000€

Selection committee
Directors: Michele Bacci (Université de Fribourg); Ivan Foletti (Masaryk University, Brno)
Members: Anna Adashinskaya (Higher School of Economics, Brno); Alejandro García Avilés (Universidad de Murcia); Meekyung MacMurdie (The University of Utah); Erik Thunø (Rutgers University); Cécile Voyer (Université de Poitiers)

Submit your book or your intention to submit the book to the address: Center for Early Medieval Studies, MU, Faculty of Arts, Arna Nováka 1, 60200 Brno, Czech Republic. 
For any queries, please contact:

You can find more information here.


Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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