Once again, the field of Byzantine studies and affiliated disciplines have caught wider attention from a high-ranking scientific award.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the 2016 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History (a sum of USD 200,000) to Professor Judith Herrin, Emeritus Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at King’s College London (UK), and Constantine Leventis Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Hellenic Studies.
The Heineken Prizes are the largest international research prizes in the Netherlands and are awarded every other year. The winners are selected by juries consisting of leading international researchers put together by the Academy. The Heineken Prizes amount to USD 200,000 each. More information about the Heineken Prizes is available at www.knaw.nl/heinekenprizes.
Judith Herrin will receive the 2016 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History for her pioneering research into Medieval cultures in Mediterranean civilisations and for establishing the crucial significance of the Byzantine Empire in history. It will be presented on 29 September 2016 during a special meeting of the Academy in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.