Alison Perchuk, Winner of the 2018 Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize of the MAA

Alison Perchuk, Associate Professor of Art History at California State University Channel Islands and a former MAP Councilor, has won the 2018 Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize of the Medieval Academy of America for outstanding first article in the field of medieval studies: “Schismatic (Re)Visions: Sant’Elia near Nepi and Sta. Maria in Trastevere in Rome, 1120-1143,” Gesta 5 (2016): 179-212. Click here to read more.

2017 Prize Recipients

At the March 2017 MAP Conference held at Loyola-Marymount University, the following prizes were announced:

Benton Travel Awards:
Natalie E. Latteri, University of New Mexico, for travel to Kalamazoo 2017
William Green, UBC, for travel to MAP 2017

Founders’ Prize:
First Place: Rheagan Martin, “Peregrinations of Parchment and Pewter,” University of Michigan

Two Second Place Awards:

Nikki Malain “Who are you Calling a Pirate? The Origin and Diffusion of  the Term corsair in the Twelfth-Century Mediterranean,”  UC-Santa Barbara, now an independent scholar

Sara Petrosillo, “Falconry as Literary Exchange in the Thirteenth-Century Mediterranean,” UC-Davis

2017 Meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific

The 2017 meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific will be held March 16-18, 2017, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, located near the Pacific Ocean, just minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, and ranked among the most beautiful college campuses in the country.

The conference will conclude with an exciting evening program at the J. Paul Getty Museum, renowned for its collections of antiquities, medieval manuscripts, European paintings, and photography.

Registration for the meeting may be found at

Nota Bene:  The MAP interface with Paypal is currently problematic, so please pay MAP dues for membership through the 2017 Conference links. The MAP Treasurer and Secretary are working to move the financial interface to another platform soon.

Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome: Deadline Nov. 15

The American Academy in Rome supports innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community. Founded in 1894, the Academy is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. A not-for-profit, privately funded institution, the Academy awards the Rome Prize to thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The winners are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary exchange. The Rome Prize consists of room and board, a stipend ($28,000 for full-term fellowships; $16,000 for half-term fellowships) and separate work space, and privileged access to Rome. Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy's residential community, which also includes Affiliated Fellows, Residents and Visiting Artists and Visiting Scholars.

The deadline for the nationwide Rome Prize competition is Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Applications will also be accepted between November 2-15, 2016. 

The on-line application is available on the  American Academy in Rome website at

2017 Meeting Announcement

The 2017 meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific will be held March 16-18, 2017, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.   More information may be found at

Registration for the Medieval Association of the Pacific conference will be available in November. The conference will open on Thursday, March 16, 2017, including an opening reception at the W.H. Hannon Library with a viewing of some of LMU's medieval and early-modern library holdings. The program on "The Media and the Medieval" will be on Thursday evening. The conference banquet will be on Friday, March 17. For the concluding event at the Getty Museum on the evening of Saturday, March 18, bus transportation will be provided at no cost for conference registrants.