During 2021 and 2022 Arc Humanities Press collaborated with ANZAMEMS to offer the ANZAMEMS-Arc Humanities Award for Original Research, a book prize exclusively tailored to ANZAMEMS members. The prize, aimed at Early Career Researchers and independent scholars, consists of a book contract with Arc Humanities Press and a grant of $A 10,000 to cover the costs of Open Access publication. Winners of the Prize benefit from Arc Humanities expert advice on converting a PhD thesis to a monograph.
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. This book will be published in 2022.
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. This book will be published in 2023.
Arc would like to thank ANZAMEMS for this fruitful collaboration, and the judges on the selection panel for their hard work in choosing the winners. We were impressed by the high standard of entrants for the awards and look forward to publication of the two winning books.