Andy Kelly Prize for Best Article in Viator

The Andy Kelly Prize for Best Article in Viator is awarded biannually to an essay published in the preceding two volumes of Viator and judged by the selection committee to be exceptional. All eligible articles will be reviewed by the Viator Prize Committee. The winner will receive $1000.

The prize acknowledges Andy Kelly’s role in Viator’s history, first as an assistant editor to the journal under founding editor Lynn White, jr., then as joint editor, and lastly as the sole editor from 2004 to 2020. Andy Kelly’s vast knowledge, generous intellect, flawless Latin, and careful discernment guided Viator through fifty years of publishing outstanding scholarship. The Andy Kelly Prize for Best Article in Viator recognizes that legacy for the future.

The UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies and Viator express profound gratitude to the anonymous donor for their generous gift of $10,000. This donation is expressly designated to sustain an article prize for Viator and will fund the award for twenty years. This act of generosity allows CMRS-CEGS and Viator to continue supporting innovative, transdisciplinary, and pathbreaking scholarship for years to come!


2024: Lane B. Baker, “The Sound of Sin: Episcopal Noise Regulation in the Later Middle Ages,” Viator 52, no. 2.

Honorable Mentions

2024: Luís Urbano Afonso, “Sapi Export Ivories and Manueline Art: A Connected History,” Viator 52, no. 1.