Geoffrey Parker Wins British Academy Medal

Friday, 27 June 2014

Geoffrey Parker's Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century has won a 2014 British Academy Medal. A new paperback edition is available in August. Parker's Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II will also be published this autumn.

The British Academy Medals, awarded for the first time in 2013, were created to recognise and reward outstanding achievement in any branch of the humanities and social sciences. The Medals are awarded for a landmark academic achievement in any of the disciplines supported by the Academy, which has transformed understanding of a particular subject or field of study. Up to three medals are normally awarded each year. The achievement for which candidates may be nominated is likely to be a publication of particularly outstanding significance for its discipline, in the form of a book, a journal article or other medium appropriate to the discipline concerned. It must have been published in one of the two calendar years preceding the nomination deadline