CULTURE

Short list for the Runciman Award

In late April, the short list for the 2008 Runciman Award of the Anglo-Hellenic League was announced in London. Jane Baun, «Tales from Another Byzantium» (Cambridge University Press); D.M. Carter, «The Politics of Greek Tragedy» (Bristol Phoenix Press); Imogen Grundon, «The Rash Adventurer» (Libri Publications); Yannis Hamilakis, «The Nation and Its Ruins» (Oxford University Press); John W.I. Lee, «A Greek Army on the March» (Cambridge University Press); Reviel Netz and William Noel, «The Archimedes Codex» (Phoenix); Peter Parsons, «City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish» (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), and David Wiles, «Mask and Performance in Greek Tragedy» (Cambridge University Press). The winner of the 9,000-pound award will be announced at a ceremony at the Hellenic Center of London, on May 29. The Runciman Award, named in honor of the late Sir Steven Runciman and sponsored by the National Bank of Greece, is awarded by the Anglo-Hellenic League to a book on Greece or some aspect of the Hellenic scene. Books published in English anywhere in the world are eligible for the award. The aim of the award is to stimulate interest in Greek history and culture from the 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. 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, former headmaster of Tonbridge School and translator of Homer; E.A. James, professor of art history, University of Sussex, and Dionysis Kapsalis, director of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece Info: E-mail the Anglo-Hellenic League’s administrator Dr Sophia Economides at [email protected]