The Bethell Prize Recipients and Judges

 

Year

Recipient

Judge

2007 Austin Mason, “Buried Buckets: Ritual Behavior before England's Conversion” Peter Coss, Cardiff University, Wales
2006 Charles Stanton, “The Uses of Naval Power in the Norman Conquest of Southern Italy and Sicily” Kenneth Pennington, Catholic University of America
2005 Nicholas Paul, “The Chronicle of Fulk le Réchin: A Reassessment” William Aird, Cardiff University, Wales
2004 Peter Crooks, “'Hobbes', 'Dogs' and Politics in the Ireland of Lionel of Antwerp, 1361-6” Richard Abels, US Naval Academy
2003 Nathaniel Lane Taylor, Harvard University, "Kin and the Courts: Testimony of Kinship in Lawsuits of Angevin England" Robin Fleming, Boston College
2002 Diana Korngiebel, Worcester College: "Forty Acres and a Mule: The Mechanics of English Settlement in Northeast Wales after the Edwardian Conquest" Ralph Turner, Florida State University
2001 Alan Cooper, Colgate University: "The Anglo-Saxon Law of the Highway" Bernard S. Bachrach, University of Minnesota
2000 Shashi Jayakumar, Balliol College, Oxford: "Some Reflections on the 'Foreign Policies' of Edgar 'the Peaceable'"; and Jennifer Paxton, Georgetown University: "Forging Communities: Memory and Identity in Post-Conquest England" Janet S. Loengard, Moravian College

First series:  From 1983 until 1999, the Bethell Prize was awarded at each conference for a paper given at that conference by a graduate student or junior faculty member, and submitted in advance to that year's judge.  Through 1990, the Bethell Prize Essay was published in Albion; since then, in the Haskins Society Journal

Year

Recipient

Judge

1999 John Cotts, UC Berkeley:  "The Critique of the Secular Clergy in Peter of Blois and Nigellus de Longchamp," Haskins Society Journal 12 (forthcoming). Sally N. Vaughn, University of Houston
1998 Laura Gathagan, City University of New York:  "The Trappings of Power:  The Coronation of Matilda of Flanders," Haskins Society Journal 10-11 (forthcoming). James J. Johns, Cornell University
1997 Emily Albu, UC Davis:  "The Normans and Their Myths," Haskins Society Journal 10-11 (forthcoming). C.P. Lewis, University of Liverpool
1996 Robert Helmerichs, UC Santa Barbara:  "Princeps, Comes, Dux Normannorum:  Rollonid Designators and Their Significance," Haskins Society Journal 9 (2001 for 1997): 57-77. Susan Reynolds, Senior Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, London
1995 Deborah Gerish, UC Santa Barbara:  "The True Cross and the Kings of Jerusalem," Haskins Society Journal 8 (1999 for 1996): 137-55. David Abulafia, University of Cambridge
1994 Emma Cownie, University of Wales:  "Religious Patronage at Post-Conquest Bury St. Edmunds," Haskins Society Journal 7 (1998 for 1995):  1-9. Richard Helmholz, University of Chicago Law School
1993 Cary L. Dier, University of Houston:  "The Proper Relationship between Lord and Vassal:  Toward a Rationale for Anglo-Norman Litigation," Haskins Society Journal 6 (1994): 1-12. H.E.J. Cowdrey, St Edmund Hall, Oxford
1992 Hugh Thomas, University of Miami:  "Portrait of a Medieval Anti-Semite:  Richard Malebisse Vero Agnomine Mala Bestia," Haskins Society Journal 6 (1993):  1-15. David Crouch, University College, Scarborough; University of Leeds
1991 Robert Babcock, UC Santa Barbara:  "Imbeciles and Normans:  The Ynfydion of Gruffudd ap Rhys Reconsidered," Haskins Society Journal 5 (1992):  1-9. Robert L. Benson, UCLA
1990 Ted Johnson-South, University of Rhode Island:  "Competition for King Alfred's Aura in the Last Century of Anglo-Saxon England," Albion 23 (1991):  613-26. Emily Tabuteau, Michigan State University
1989 Kimberley LoPrete, University of Chicago:  "The Anglo-Norman Card of Adela of Blois," Albion 22 (1990): 569-89. Marjorie Chibnall, University of Cambridge
1988 Donald Fleming, UC Santa Barbara:  "Milites as Attestors to Charters in England, 1101-1300," Albion 22 (1990): 185-98. W. L. Warren, The Queen's University of Belfast
1987 Lynn K. Barker, North Carolina State University:  "MS Bodl. Canon. Pal. Lat. 131 and a Lost Lactantius of John of Salisbury:  Evidence in Search of a French Critic of Thomas Becket," Albion 22 (1990): 21-37. Michael Clanchy, University of London
1986 Mary Lou Ruud, UC Santa Barbara:  "Episcopal Reluctance:  Lanfranc's Resignation Reconsidered," Albion 19 (1987):  163-75. Peter Sawyer, Emeritus, University of Leeds
1985 Michael E. Jones, Bates College:  "The Historicity of the Alleluja Victory," Albion 18 (1986):  363-73. R.H.C. Davis, University of Birmingham; Merton College, Oxford
1984 Sally N. Vaughn, University of Houston:  "Lanfranc at Bec:  A Reinterpretation," Albion 17 (1985):  135-48. Paul Hyams, Pembroke College, Oxford
1983 Katharin Mack, UC Santa Barbara:  "Changing Thegns:  Cnut's Conquest and the English Aristocracy," Albion 16 (1984): 375-87. Robert Patterson, University of South Carolina