The Ancient Monuments Society is delighted to announce the launch of its annual essay prize in memory of Stephen James Croad.
Stephen died in 2017 at the age of 71, after a distinguished career as a researcher and archivist. Stephen was a strong supporter of the AMS, having served as Deputy Editor and Book Reviews Editor of the Society’s Transactions - its peer-reviewed journal - for many years. In his various professional and voluntary roles, most notably as Head of the Architectural Record of the National Monuments Record, Stephen made a profound impact on the study of architectural history in this country.
AMS Trustees have agreed to the establishment of an annual Essay Prize named in Stephen’s honour, with a financial award of £500. The intention of the Essay Prize will be not only to keep alive Stephen’s memory and to celebrate his contribution but also to encourage architectural research and writing. Contributions are now invited: in the spirit of Stephen’s own research and practice, these should be on factually verifiable, documented new discoveries on the historic buildings of England and Wales, whether part of the established canon or hitherto less examined.
For further details of the Prize see here.
The deadline for submission is 30th June 2019.