The Runciman Award for 2008

The Anglo-Hellenic League is offering the annual Runciman Award, granted in honor of the late Sir Steven Runciman, for a work wholly or mainly about some aspect of Greece or the world of Hellenism, published in English in any country of the world in its first edition during 2007. The aim of the award is to stimulate interest in Greek history and culture from earliest times to the present, to reward and 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. No category of writing will be excluded from consideration, and the prize may be awarded for a work in 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. Works in translation, with the exception of translations of Greek literature, will not be considered. 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 should be available for purchase to readers in the UK at the time of the award ceremony (June 2008). Publishers of short-listed books will be notified by the Anglo-Hellenic League. The judges The Runciman Award judges for 2008 are: Elizabeth Moignard, professor of classical art and archaeology, dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Glasgow; Martin Hammond; E.A. James, professor of art history, University of Sussex; and Dionysis Kapsalis, director of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece. Queries may be e-mailed to the league at [email protected] All entries must be received by January 18, 2008. Earlier submissions will be welcome.