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THE NATALIE ZEMON DAVIS PRIZE
For the best essay published annually in "Renaissance and
Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme".
The value of the prize is $500 CAD.
This prize honours the contributions of Professor Natalie Zemon Davis to
early modern studies and, in particular, to "Renaissance and
Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme" (with which she was involved at its very
beginning and which is now in its fortieth year).
The winner will be selected by a subcommittee of the editorial board from
among the essays published in each volume. The prize may, in extraordinary
circumstances, be divided among entries judged to be of equal merit.
Natalie Zemon Davis writes:
I am honored to think my name could make a contribution to the work of this
excellent periodical. It made a great deal of difference to my first years
in Toronto that I was able to co-edit it at its beginning, in its modest
mimeographed form, and it makes a great deal of difference to me now, in my
retired years in Toronto, that my name should be associated with the current
activities of "Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme" in its
For details about submission procedures visit: www.renref.ca
Natalie Z. Davis is one of the finest and most creative historians of the
early modern world, a risk-taking scholar and an engaging mentor. She is
best known as the author of The Return of Martin Guerre (1983). Her most
recent books are The Gift in Sixteenth-Century France (2000); Slaves on
Screen: Film and Historical Vision (2000), and L'histoire tout feu tout
flamme. Entretiens avec Denis Crouzet (2004). She is currently completing a
book on the subject of cultural mixture, entitled Trickster Travels: A
Muslim between Worlds in Early Modern Times. Natalie Zemon Davis is Henry
Charles Lea Professor of History emerita at Princeton University and is
currently adjunct professor of History and Medieval Studies and a Senior
Fellow in the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of
Toronto. She lives in Toronto with her family.
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