Sharon Gerstel Wins 2016 Runciman Award

Published: June 15, 2016

We are delighted to announce that UCLA Art History professor and CMRS faculty member Sharon Gerstel has won the prestigious 2016 Runciman Award, an annual literary award offered by the Anglo-Hellenic League. Her winning entry is Rural Lives and Landscapes in Late Byzantium: Art, Archaeology and Ethnography which is the first book to examine the late Byzantine peasantry through written, archaeological, ethnographic and painted sources.

The Runciman Award is given each year for a work wholly or mainly about some aspect of Greece or the world of Hellenism, published in English in its first edition in the previous year. The aim of the Award is to stimulate interest in Greek history and culture from earliest times to the present; to reward and encourage good and accessible writing; and to promote wider knowledge and understanding of Greece’s contribution to civilization and values.