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).
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 2022
We now welcome submissions for the 2022 edition of the J. P. Gumbert Dissertation Award. Included in the award is a prize money of 5,000 Euro and fellowship for a research stay at CSMC.
More information on the conditions of the award and how to make a nomination is available here. The deadline for nominations is Friday, 28 January 2022, 12:00 pm CET.
Award Winners 2021
- Hui Sun: “Funerary Lists from Early Chinese Shaft Tombs”, Universität Heidelberg
Through a combination of codicological and philological data with archaeological and ethno-sociological theories, the author arrives at a new understanding of the usage of funerary lists from early Chinese shaft tombs (5th c. BCE-1st c. CE).
- Jeremiah Coogan: “Eusebius the Evangelist: Rewriting the Fourfold Gospel in Late Antiquity”, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Analysing Eusebius of Caesarea’s fourth-century reconfiguration of the Gospels as a window into broader questions of technology and textuality in ancient and medieval Christianity, the author traces a neglected history of Gospel reading.