Anonymous Gift Fuels Esteemed Andy Kelly Prize

Published: February 16, 2024

CMRS-CEGS and Viator are delighted to announce that a generous anonymous gift of $10,000 has been used to establish the Andy Kelly Prize for Best Article in Viator. This gift was donated with the express purpose of sustaining an article prize for Viator and will be used to fund the award for twenty years.

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 a 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 prize will be 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 UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies and Viator express profound gratitude to the anonymous donor for their invaluable support. This act of generosity allows CMRS-CEGS and Viator to continue supporting innovative, transdisciplinary, and pathbreaking scholarship for years to come!