Essay Prizes

Ceræ is delighted to offer a prize of $200 (AUD), which will be awarded to the best themed or non-themed article submission submitted by a graduate student or early-career researcher (ECR) for Volume 9.

Ceræ considers the definition of an ECR:

  • to be someone who has either been awarded their doctorate not more than 5 years prior to submitting their article for consideration,
  • or has been awarded a masters-level or bachelor-level degree,
  • and that a graduate student must be either currently enrolled in a higher-research degree, or have a dissertation currently under review.

Ceræ is able to offer this prize thanks to the generosity of our past and present sponsors. For a full list of the organisations which support us, please visit our Sponsorship page. If you wish to personally donate towards our essay prize fund, you are amazing! Please visit the Donations page to share your coins with Ceræ’s authors.

Previous Ceræ Prize Winners:

For more details on all our previous prize winners, please see the blog posts under Prizes and Bursaries.

volume 9 (2022): Ritual: Practice, Performance, Perception

Solveig Marie WangFinnvitka: The Cultural Interface, Identity Negotiation, and Saami Ritual in Medieval Fennoscandia

Volume 8 (2021): unthemed

No prize awarded.

Volume 7 (2020): Minority and Marginalised Experiences:

Emma Louise BarlowEmotional Minds and Bodies in the Suicide Narratives of Dante’s Inferno

Volume 6 (2019): Landscapes:

Sofia Fagiolo – The Pious Knight in Medieval Hagiography, c. 930–1058

Volume 5 (2018): Representations and Recollections of Empire:

Miranda Lee Elston – ‘Holy Things:’ Dürer’s Feast of the Rosary in the Rudolfine Court

Volume 4 (2017): Influence and Appropriation:

Jocelyn HargraveAphra Behn: Cultural Translator and Editorial Intermediary

Volume 3 (2016): Words, Signs, and Feelings:

Lisa Tagliaferri ‘A Gentlewoman of the Courte’: Introducing and Translating the Court Lady

Matthew FirthAllegories of Sight: Blinding and Power in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Volume 2 (2015): Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments:

Richard Firth-GodbehereFor ‘Physitians of the Soule’: The roles of ‘flight’ and ‘hatred of abomination’ in Thomas Wright’s The Passions of the Minde in Generall

Volume 1 (2014): Emotions in History:

Andrea BradyThe Physics of Melting in Early Modern Love Poetry

David ThorleyThe Melancholy of Henry More

The Ceræ committee reserves the right not to award a prize in any given year.

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