Society for Renaissance Studies prize for Dr Sarah Cockram
The 2017 Society for Renaissance Studies essay prize has been won by Dr Sarah Cockram, Teaching Fellow in Early modern European History. (Published 19 July, 2017)
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that Dr Sarah Cockram’s article ‘Interspecies understanding: exotic animals and their handlers at the Italian Renaissance court’ has been awarded the Society for Renaissance Studies prize for the best essay published in the society's journal, Renaissance Studies. The article grew out of the project ‘Courtly Creatures: Animals and Image Construction in Renaissance Italy’, for which Dr Cockram was awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship.
The judging committee praised the article as "an original and stylish essay, combining animal studies with an impressively wide-ranging piece of historical research into animal handlers and their complex position at the Italian Renaissance court".
Dr Cockram described herself as, "very honoured to have been awarded this prize by the Society for Renaissance Studies" and the School sends its warmest congratulations.