Society Biennial Book Prize

The Society awards a biennial book prize of £500 to encourage original research on any aspect in the field of Renaissance studies and to recognise significant accomplishments by members of the SRS.

The SRS Book Prize for the year 2024 will be awarded to the author of the best monograph in Renaissance Studies published (digital/hard copy) between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2023. To be eligible the monograph must be written in English by a current member of the SRS. The prize will be awarded for a book with a topic where the majority of material is within the chronological period 1300-1700. Books about Renaissance history, art, architecture, philosophy, science, technology, medicine, religion, music, the literatures and languages of Europe, and of the countries in contact with Europe during the Renaissance, are eligible. Books will be judged on the following criteria:

  • contribution to Renaissance Studies;
  • quality and originality of research;
  • clarity and eloquence;
  • thoroughness and accuracy in documentation;
  • methodological skill and/or innovation.

Please send three hard copies of the book to the chair of the book prize committee:

Professor Fabrizio Nevola
Chair of Art History and Visual Culture
Department, Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Exeter
Old Library
Exeter EX4 4SB


The deadline for receipt of submissions is 31st January 2024.

An announcement of the award will be published in the Society’s Bulletin as well as on the SRS website.

Previous Winners