CULTURE

Runciman Award 2007

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2007 Runciman Award, offered by the Anglo-Hellenic League in honor of the late Sir Steven Runciman. The prize is for a work wholly or mainly about some aspect of Greece or the world of Hellenism, and published in English in any country in the world in its first edition during 2006. The aim of the award is to stimulate interest in Greek history and culture from the earliest times to the present, to encourage good and accessible writing, of which Sir Steven’s works are an example, and to promote wider knowledge and understanding of Greece’s contribution to civilization and values. All categories of writing will be considered (except for translations, apart from translations from Greek literature). The prize may be awarded for a work from the field of history, literary studies, biography, travel and topography, the arts, architecture, archaeology, the environment, social and political sciences or current affairs; or for a work of fiction, poetry or drama. The prize money is 9,000 pounds sterling, sponsored by the National Bank of Greece. It is a condition of the award that short-listed books be available for purchase to readers in the UK at the time of the award ceremony (June 2007). Publishers of short-listed books will be notified by the Anglo-Hellenic Union. The Runciman Award judges for 2007 are Elizabeth Jeffreys, Bywater and Sotheby professor of medieval and modern Greek language and literature, Oxford; Elizabeth Moignard, professor of Classical art and archaeology, dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Glasgow; Martin Hammond, former headmaster of Tonbridge School and a translator of Homer; and Dionysis Kapsalis, director of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece. Publishers are invited to send a copy of each work they wish to submit to each of the judges as well as a copy along with the entry form to the Anglo-Hellenic League, c/o Lady Fairweather, 39c Pembridge Villas, London W11 3EP. Entries are due by Monday, January 15. Earlier submissions are welcome. For details contact the Anglo-Hellenic League, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS, tel (0044)027.486.9410, e-mail [email protected]