ANZAMEMS Book Prizes

ANZAMEMS, in partnership with Arc Humanities Press, is delighted to announce the launch of two major new book prizes exclusively tailored to ANZAMEMS members. Each prize consists of a book contract with Arc Humanities Press and a grant of $A 10,000 to cover the costs of an Open Access publication.

The ANZAMEMS-Arc Humanities Award for Original Research is aimed at Early Career Researchers and independent scholars. Where relevant, the winner of the Prize will benefit from Arc Humanities expert advice on converting a PhD thesis to a monograph. The Award for Original Research is an annual prize. Applications for 2021 and 2022 have been concluded.

Please see the attached for the conditions of each prize: Borderline Conditions and Original Research Conditions. More details and application forms are available on the Prizes and Bursaries page of the ANZAMEMS website.


The 2021 winner was Anna Dorofeeva (Free University, Berlin), Reading Nature in the Early Middle Ages: Writing, Language, and Creation in the Latin Physiologus, ca. 700–1000.

The 2022 winner was Georgina Pitt (The University of Western Australia), Ælfred mec heht gewrycan: The Persuasive Agency of Objects and Social Practices in Alfred the Great’s Reform Programme.