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Ottone d'Assia and Riccardo Francovich Award - for the best early work in medieval archeology

Ottone d'Assia and Riccardo Francovich Award, for the best youth work in medieval archeology Call 2020.

Call 2020

La Società degli Archeologi Medievisti Italiani, in consultation with the Publisher All’Insegna del Giglio, to remember the figure of the illustrious scholars Otto of Hesse e Richard Francovich and to promote the development and enhancement of the discipline, announces an Annual Award to be conferred on a young researcher, consisting in the publication of an unpublished work of medieval archeology.

Rules of participation

  1. Participation in the Prize is free for all researchers, Italian and foreign, who, at the date of the announcement, have not exceeded 35 years of age.
  2. The work, original and unpublished, including master's degree, specialization and doctoral theses (with the exception of contributions from the three-year degree thesis), discussed in the last five years, will have to deal with topics that contribute to the development of medieval archeology. also to interdisciplinary issues directly correlated and / or connected to its development, among which, by way of example, archaeometric issues, paleo-environmental issues, Public Archeology, Underwater Archeology and Computer Science Applied to Archeology are highlighted; furthermore, please note that the final version of the paper must not exceed 600.000 characters (including spaces, including bibliography, notes, captions) and 50 pages of illustrations (maximum 150 images, including photos, drawings, graphics and tables) . The steering committee, together with the publisher, will evaluate the case whether to accept any works that marginally exceed these indications, if deemed particularly worthy.
  3. It must be sent by Wednesday 15.10.2020, to the SAMI Board of Directors, in digital format, contained in a single file, in word or pdf format, together with the curriculum vitae of the author, with his age clearly specified.
  4. The Judging Commission is made up of members of the SAMI Board of Directors. The only task of this Judging Commission is to proceed with a first selection of the works in competition. The works thus selected will then be submitted to the judgment of evaluators (Italian or foreign), external to the Steering Committee, in the number of two per work. The scientific-academic evaluation of the paper is based on this judgment alone, useful for the accreditation of the Award. Following this last evaluation, a ranking will be drawn up, made public through the minutes of the Committee, on the basis of which the Prize will be awarded.
  5. The work judged most deserving will be published in the series "Contributi di Archeologia Medievale", Dedicated to the award. The two evaluators chosen by the Steering Committee will be responsible for supervising the work of the winner of the Prize, during the editorial phase for publication.
  6. Based exclusively on the judgments of external referees, the Judging Commission reserves the right to report any other works, which may be published at the discretion of the Publisher and in a manner that will be agreed with the Publisher itself.
  7. The Commission, whose judgment is final and unquestionable, may not award any prize if the required requirements are not met among the works presented. There are no ex aequo prizes.
  8. The winners will be notified by e-mail. The awards ceremony will be held during the first meeting of the Company to be held after the publication of the volume.

The President of SAMI
Paul Arthur

Chronological list of the awarding of the prize

The first volumes were published in various series, since 2004 a special series has been created, Contributi di Archeologia Medievale. Until 2010, an ex aequo prize was awarded in some cases.

  • 2019 - Simona Catacchio - “Vitreum, alumen, sablonum”. The glass artifacts in the Terra d'Otranto between the Middle Ages and the early Modern age (XNUMXth-XNUMXth centuries), cs
  • 2018 - Federico Zoni - Medieval residential building in the Reggio Apennines (XI-XIV centuries). Workers, clients and technical environments - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 15
  • 2017 - Lara Sabbionesi - “Pro maiore sanitate hominum civitatis… et borgorum”. Waste disposal in the medieval towns of Emilia Romagna - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 14
  • 2016 - Serena Zanetto - Construction traditions in the upper and middle Adriatic (VII-XI centuries). Heritage and innovation in the early Middle Ages - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 13
  • 2015 - Paola Greppi - Construction sites, workers and materials in sacred building in Milan from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century. Analysis of a transformation process - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 12
  • 2014 - Alessandro Alessio Rucco - Comacchio in the early Middle Ages. The landscape between topography and geoarchaeology - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 11
  • 2013 - not awarded
  • 2012 - Sonia Virgili - Civil and religious settlements in the middle and upper Potenza valley (MC) - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 10
  • 2011 - Jacopo Bruttini - Urban archeology in Florence. The excavation of the third court of Palazzo Vecchio (surveys 1997-2006) - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 9
  • 2010 - ex aequo
    Daniele Ferraiuolo - Between canon and innovation. Processing of the epigraphs in the "Langobardia minor" (VIII-X centuries) - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 8
    Cecilia Moine - Cloisters between the waters. The female monasteries of the northern lagoon of Venice in the late Middle Ages - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 7
  • 2009 - not awarded
  • 2008 - Susanne Hackenback - Local, regional and ethnic identities in early medieval cemeteries in Bavaria (Ottone d'Assia and Riccardo Francovich Award 2008) - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 5
  • 2007 - Marta Caroscio - Majolica in Tuscany between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The relationship between production and consumption centers in the transition period - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 4
  • 2006 - ex aequo
    Stefano Roascio - The “Veneto-Byzantine” ornamental sculptures of Cividale. An artistic and archaeological itinerary between the Middle East and the West - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 6
    Fabio Saggioro - Landscapes of the plains: transformation of the population between the Roman Age and the Middle Ages. Settlements, society and environment between Mantua and Verona - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 3
  • 2005 - Enrico Cirelli - Ravenna: archeology of a city - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 2
  • 2004 - Barbara Bianchi - Arabia and Palaestina from the empire to the caliphate - Contributi di Archeologia Medievale 1
  • 2003 - not awarded
    2002 - Irene Barbiera - Changing Lands in Changing Memories. Migration and Identity during the Lombard Invasion - Biblioteca di Archeologia Medievale 19
  • 2001 - Federico Cantini - The castle of Montarrenti. The archaeological excavation (1982-1987). For the history of the formation of the medieval village in Tuscany (VII-XV century) - Biblioteca del Dipartimento di Archeologia e Storia delle Arti. Archeology Section. University of Siena, 6
  • 2000 - Eleonora Destefanis - The Bobbio monastery in the early Middle Ages - Ricerche di Archeologia Altomedievale e Medievale 27

The published volumes