The Karen Gould Prize, established by an endowed gift from Lewis Gould in 2016, is awarded annually for a book or monograph (conference proceedings and collected essays are not eligible) in medieval art history judged by the selection committee to be of outstanding quality. To be eligible, the author must be resident in North America and be a member in good standing of the Medieval Academy of America.
Karen Gould (1946 – 2012) was an art historian specializing in manuscript illumination and was the author of The Psalter and Hours of Yolande of Soissons (Speculum Anniversary Monographs) (Medieval Academy of America, 1978). The prize established in her name consists of a certificate and a monetary award of $1,000. It is announced at the annual meeting of the academy each spring. The first Prize will be given in 2018.
To be eligible, authors must be resident in North America. The year of eligibility is determined by publication date. Books are eligible to be submitted two years after the publication date that appears in the book, for the Prize to be awarded the following year. In other words, a book published in 2015 is eligible for submission in 2017 for the Prize awarded in 2018. A book may be nominated for the Gould Prize in addition to other Medieval Academy publication prizes, but may only be awarded one prize.
Responsibility for submitting a book rests with the publisher. Three copies of the book must be sent to the Academy office by 15 October of the appropriate year. A PDF dossier of at least three reviews must be sent by email to the Executive Director. Submissions must reach the Academy's office no later than 15 October.
Address submissions to:
Karen Gould Prize Committee
Medieval Academy of America
6 Beacon St., Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108 U.S.A.