Saturday, January 1, 2011

Denis Bethell Prize Winners

What follows is a list of Bethell Prize winners.  The names of the judges for each year appear in parentheses.  Until 1991, the Bethell Prize Essay was published in Albion; since then, it has appeared in the Haskins Society Journal. 

2011  Susanna Throop, Ursinus College, "Christian Society on the Second Crusade: Religious Practices in the De expugnatione Lyxbonensi" (Howard Clarke, University College Dublin)

2010   Thomas McCarthy, New College, Florida, "Frutolf of Michelsberg's Chronicle, the Schools of Bamberg and the preservation of Imperial Polemic" (Thomas Bisson, Harvard University)

2009 Kerrith Davies, Christ Church, University of Oxford "The Count of the Côtentin - Western Normandy, William of Mortain and the Career of Henry I" (Wendy Davies, University College, London)
2008    Sally Shockro, Boston College, “Bede and the Rewriting of Sanctity" (Daniel Powers, Swansea University)

2007    Austin Mason, Boston College, “Buried Buckets: Ritual Behavior before England's Conversion” (Peter Coss, Cardiff University, Wales)

2006    Charles Stanton, “The Uses of Naval Power in the Norman Conquest of Southern Italy and Sicily” (Kenneth Pennington, Catholic University of America)

2005    Nicholas Paul, Fordham University, “The Chronicle of Fulk le Réchin: A Reassessment” (William Aird, Cardiff University, Wales)

2004    Peter Crooks, “'Hobbes', 'Dogs' and Politics in the Ireland of Lionel of Antwerp, 1361-6” (Richard Abels, US Naval Academy)

2003    Nathaniel Lane Taylor, Harvard University, "Kin and the Courts: Testimony of Kinship in Lawsuits of Angevin England"    (Robin Fleming, Boston College)

2002    Diana Korngiebel, Worcester College: "Forty Acres and a Mule: The Mechanics of English Settlement in Northeast Wales after the Edwardian Conquest" (Ralph Turner, Florida State University)

2001    Alan Cooper, Colgate University: "The Anglo-Saxon Law of the Highway"    (Bernard S. Bachrach, University of Minnesota)

2000    Shashi Jayakumar, Balliol College, Oxford: "Some Reflections on the 'Foreign Policies' of Edgar 'the Peaceable'"; and Jennifer Paxton, Georgetown University: "Forging Communities: Memory and Identity in Post-Conquest England" (Janet S. Loengard, Moravian College)

1999    John Cotts, UC Berkeley:  "The Critique of the Secular Clergy in Peter of Blois and Nigellus de Longchamp" (Sally N. Vaughn, University of Houston"

1998    Laura Gathagan, City University of New York:  "The Trappings of Power:  The Coronation of Matilda of Flanders" (James J. Johns, Cornell University)

1997    Emily Albu, UC Davis:  "The Normans and Their Myths" (C.P. Lewis, University of Liverpool)

1996    Robert Helmerichs, UC Santa Barbara:  "Princeps, Comes, Dux Normannorum:  Rollonid Designators and Their Significance" (Susan Reynolds, Senior Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, London)

1995    Deborah Gerish, UC Santa Barbara:  "The True Cross and the Kings of Jerusalem" (David Abulafia, University of Cambridge)

1994    Emma Cownie, University of Wales:  "Religious Patronage at Post-Conquest Bury St. Edmunds" (Richard Helmholz, University of Chicago Law School)

1993    Cary L. Dier, University of Houston:  "The Proper Relationship between Lord and Vassal:  Toward a Rationale for Anglo-Norman Litigation" (H.E.J. Cowdrey, St Edmund Hall, Oxford)

1992    Hugh Thomas, University of Miami:  "Portrait of a Medieval Anti-Semite:  Richard Malebisse Vero Agnomine Mala Bestia" (David Crouch, University College, Scarborough; University of Leeds)

1991    Robert Babcock, UC Santa Barbara:  "Imbeciles and Normans:  The Ynfydion of Gruffudd ap Rhys Reconsidered" (Robert L. Benson, UCLA)

1990    Ted Johnson-South, University of Rhode Island:  "Competition for King Alfred's Aura in the Last Century of Anglo-Saxon England" (Emily Tabuteau, Michigan State University)

1989    Kimberley LoPrete, University of Chicago:  "The Anglo-Norman Card of Adela of Blois" (Marjorie Chibnall, University of Cambridge)

1988    Donald Fleming, UC Santa Barbara:  "Milites as Attestors to Charters in England, 1101-1300" (W. L. Warren, The Queen's University of Belfast)

1987    Lynn K. Barker, North Carolina State University:  "MS Bodl. Canon. Pal. Lat. 131 and a Lost Lactantius of John of Salisbury:  Evidence in Search of a French Critic of Thomas Becket"(Michael Clanchy, University of London)

1986    Mary Lou Ruud, UC Santa Barbara:  "Episcopal Reluctance:  Lanfranc's Resignation Reconsidered" (Peter Sawyer, Emeritus, University of Leeds)

1985    Michael E. Jones, Bates College:  "The Historicity of the Alleluja Victory" (R.H.C. Davis, University of Birmingham; Merton College, Oxford)

1984    Sally N. Vaughn, University of Houston:  "Lanfranc at Bec:  A Reinterpretation" (Paul Hyams, Pembroke College, Oxford)

1983    Katharin Mack, UC Santa Barbara:  "Changing Thegns:  Cnut's Conquest and the English Aristocracy" (Robert Patterson, University of South Carolina)