Prof. Sharon Gerstel with Dimitris Paraskevas
Prof. Sharon Gerstel, Dimitris Paraskevas, Simela Dennis
from the left, Gerald Cadogan, John Penny, Dennis Stathakopoulos, Chairman of the judges for 2017, Dimitris Paraskevas, Dennis Kapsalis of the Nat. Bank of Greece Foundation, Sharon Gerstel, Simela Dennis, runner up John Dillery,Tim Whitmarsh, Molly Greene, Dimitris Papadimitriou and Kevin Featherst...
Prof. Sharon Gerstel, winner of the Award, accepting her cheque from Mrs Simela Dennis of the National Bank of Greece
Professor Tom Harrison, Chairman of the judging panel
Prof. Sharon Gerstel
Gerald Cadogan, Chairman of the Anglo Hellenic League, introducing the event
Winner of the 2016 Runciman Book Prize
We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Runciman Book Prize has been awarded to Rural Lives and Landscapes in Late Byzantium by Sharon E J Gerstel (CUP). Congratulations!
The product of over twenty years of painstaking fieldwork in Greece, Sharon Gerstel’s Rural Lives and Landscapes in Late Byzantium manages, in essence, to summon up a whole world – real and imaginary – of past experience.
Professor Tom Harrison, Chairman of the Judges
The runner-up in this year’s competition is Clio’s Other Sons – Berossus & Manetho
by John Dillery (University of Michigan Press).
John Dillery’s Clio’s Other Sons is beautifully written, could not do more to make some very difficult questions clear, and deserves a wide readership.
Professor Tom Harrison, Chairman of the judges
Winner of the 2015 Runciman Award
It is timely to remember the very great cultural debt that we owe to Greece.
Prof. Armand Leroi, author of The Lagoon: How Aristotle invented Science.
Greek culture and civilization year after year continue to be a source of inspiration.
Dr. Angeliki Lymperopoulou, judge (2014)