Dr. John Doran (1966-2012) was senior lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Chester, UK, and an expert in the history of the papacy and the city of Rome. In honor of his commitment to scholarly excellence, the annually awarded John Doran Prize recognizes outstanding work by a graduate student in the fields of Medieval and Early Modern History or Art History. The author of the winning paper will receive $500 and the option to publish their paper in the journal Allegorica. Submissions will be judged by a selection committee from the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University. The prize is endowed by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University.
Eligible candidates must be graduate students at the time of presentation of their paper at the Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Only papers in the disciplines of history or art history will be considered. We ask that all submissions be double-spaced, in 12-point font, with 1" margins, in .PDF or .DOC format. File names must not contain any punctuation marks. Maximum length of 5,000 words (not including footnotes).