J. P. Gumbert Dissertation Award
The CSMC dissertation award is named in honour of Professsor Dr Johan Peter Gumbert (1936-2016). He was Professor and Professor Emeritus of Western Palaeography and Codicology at Leiden University from 1979 to 2001, and an expert on Latin and Dutch manuscripts. As a frequent guest at the Universität Hamburg, Professor Gumbert was associated with the CSMC from its very beginning as well as with the COMSt-Network (Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies).
The award includes a prize money of 5,000 Euro and a fellowship for a research stay at CSMC.
Guidelines for nominations
The successful dissertation contributes to any aspect of the study of manuscripts and other written artefacts from fields such as art history, history, codicology, epigraphy, material sciences, palaeography, or philology. Its research focus can be on any period or region. The dissertation must be written in English.
Nominations can be submitted by the first or second supervisor or by the doctoral students themselves. Members of CSMC or Universität Hamburg are excluded. Nominations must include:
- the doctoral dissertation thesis
- one review by the supervisorand final PhD certificate
- curriculum vitae
- a half-page statement describing in which respect the dissertation has established new grounds for the study of written artefacts beyond one discipline.
J.P. Gumbert Dissertation Award 2024
Details regarding the nomination process for the J.P. Gumbert Award 2024 will be announced in late 2023.