Scholarships & Awards
The Reginald Taylor Essay Prize is an award for the best unpublished essay submitted on aspects of the art, architecture or archaeology of Europe or the Mediterranean from the Roman era to the Middle Ages, or their study.
The prize consists of a bronze medal and a cheque for £500, and prize-winning essays are commonly published in the Journal of the British Archaeological Association (subject to approval via peer review). The essay should represent original and rigorous research and should normally be no longer than 8,000 words, not including footnotes. Through this prize the BAA seeks to recognize developing researchers (of any age), so those who already have a substantial publication record are ineligible to apply.
Essays (including illustrations) should be submitted as a single PDF file, and sent as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on details of 2021 prize for more information. The next deadline is midnight on 1 December 2021
The 2019 award-winning essay by John Munns, ‘The Henry of Blois Enamels: A(nother) Reassessment’, can be viewed here.
|2019||John Munns||The Henry of Blois Enamels: A(nother) Reassessment||JBAA 174 (2021)|
|2017||Katherine Turley||'The face of one who is making for Jerusalem’: The Angel Choir of Lincoln Cathedral and Joy||JBAA, clxxi (2018), 61-99|
|2015||Jana Gajdošová||Vaulting Small Spaces: The Innovative Design of Prague's Bridge Tower Vault||JBAA 169 (2016), 39-58|
|2013||Gabriel Byng||The Function and Iconography of the Minstrels’ Gallery at Exeter Cathedral||JBAA 167 (2014), 133-53.|
|2008||Harry Sunley||Introducing a Linear Measure Used in Norman England||Introducing a Linear Measure Used in Norman England|
|2004||Heather Gilderdale||‘“this little Westminster”: The Chantry-Chapel of Sir Henry Scott Scott Vernon at Tong, Shropshire’||JBAA 158 (2005), 46-81|
|2000||Kate Heard||‘Death and Representation in the 15th century: The Wilcote Chantry Chapel at North Leigh’||JBAA 154 (2001), 134-49|
|2000||Carol Davidson Cragoe||‘Reading and Rereading Gervase of Canterbury’||JBAA 154 (2001), 40-53|
|1998||Sally Dixon-Smith||‘The Image and Reality of Alms-Giving in the Great Halls of Henry III’||JBAA 152 (1999), 79-96|
|1996||Adrian B. Marsden||‘Between Principate and Dominate: Imperial Styles under the Severan Dynasty and the Divine iconography of the Imperial Family on coins, medallions and engraved gemstones, a.d. 193–235’||JBAA, 150 (1997), 1–16) .|