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Prize for History PhD student

Gordon Reynolds, a History PhD student within the School, has won the Bernard Hamilton Memorial Prize.

HCA PhD student Gordon Reynolds
Gordon Reynolds

The School was delighted to learn that Gordon Reynolds has won the Bernard Hamilton Memorial Prize for his article, 'A Paragon of Support? Ela of Salisbury, Martyrdom, and the Ideals of Sponsoring Crusade'.

The prize is aimed at PhD students and Early Career Academics and it is awarded annually by the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East (SSCLE), and given to a candidate with the best essay submission. The prize is open to PhD students or those who have graduated from their doctorate in the last three years. 

Gordon said, "I'm absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Bernard Hamilton Memorial Prize. The SSCLE's conferences and annual journal, Crusades, attract scholars from across the globe, specialising in a huge range of subjects that bear upon the study of medieval crusade.’

‘It feels like a great privilege to get to exhibit some of the work that I have undertaken here at Edinburgh within the society's journal. My research focuses on the means and motivations by which women in England sponsored crusade and displayed their affinity with crusading."

Gordon’s article will appear in Volume 20 of the SSCLE's journal Crusades. He will also deliver the Bernard Hamilton Prize Plenary Lecture on 'Matthew Paris’s Model and Ela of Salisbury’s Acts: Family Enterprise and Feminine Crusade Ideals in Thirteenth Century England' at the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East PhD and ECR Online Conference on 30th June, 2021.

The School sends its warmest congratulations to Gordon on his success.

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