Harold Grimm Prize
About This Award
Harold J. Grimm Prize, named for Professor Harold J. Grimm of Indiana and Ohio State Universities, author and scholar, pioneer in American Reformation Studies, one of the founders of the Society for Reformation Research, editor of the Archiv fur Reformationsgeschichte, as well as doctoral advisor and friend of many scholars, is awarded annually by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference for the best article published during the previous year which reflects and sustains Grimm’s lifelong search for a broad understanding of the Reformation as a fundamentally religious phenomenon which permeated the whole civilization of Europe in the Reformation Era. The prize is $500.00. Nominations for the prize may be made by anyone and shall be sent to the Executive Director of the SCSC or the chair of the prize committee. Three copies of the article are to be solicited from the author, or an electronic copy may be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All articles must be submitted by 1 April.
Articles published in ENGLISH in the previous calendar year in any journal qualify for the prize.
Announcement and award of the prize will be made by the chair of the prize committee at the annual business meeting of the SCSC. The Sixteenth Century Journal will print an announcement of the winner in the spring issue of it publication.
- 2020: Charles R. Keenan, “English News in Papal Rome: Cross-Confessional Information Exchange in Reformation Europe,” Journal of Early Modern History 23:4 (2019): 350-66.
- 2019: David Como, “The Family of Love and the Making of English Radical Religion: The Confession and ‘Conversions’ of Giles Creech,” Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 48.3 (2018): 533-598.
- 2018: David van der Linden, University of Groningen. “Memorializing the Wars of Religion in Early Seventeenth-Century French Picture Galleries: Protestants and Catholics Painting the Contested Past,” Renaissance Quarterly 70 (2017) 132-178.
- 2017: Peter Marshall and John Morgan, “Clerical Conformity and the Elizabethan Settlement Revisited,” The Historical Journal 59/1 (2016): 1-22.
- 2016: Rady Roldán-Figueroa, “Martín de Roa, S.J. (1559-1637) and the Consolidation of Catholic Literary Culture in Spain,” European History Quarterly 45/1 (2015): 5-33.
- 2015: Louise M. Burkhart, ‘Little Doctrine’ and Indigenous Catechesis in New Spain,” Hispanic American Historical Review 94/2 (2014): 167-206.
- 2014: Matthias Range, “‘Wandelabendmahl’: Lutheran ‘Walking Communion’ and Its Expression in Material Culture,” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 64 (2013).
- 2013: Peter Marshall, “The Naming of Protestant England” Past and Present 214 (2012).
- 2012: Amy Nelson Burnett, “The Social History of Communion and the Reformation of the Eucharist,” Past and Present, 211/1: 77-119 (2011).
- 2011: Alexandra Walsham, “Invisible Helpers:Angelic Intervention in Post-Reformation England,” Past and Present 208/1: 77-130 (2010).
- 2010: David Weil Baker, “The Historical Faith of William Tyndale: Non- Salvific Reading of Scripture at the Outset of the English Reformation,” Renaissance Quarterly (2010).
- 2009: Jesse Spohnholz, “Multiconfessional Celebration of the Eucharist in Sixteenth-Century Wesel,” Sixteenth Century Journal 39/3 (2008).
- 2008: Ray Mentzer “Fasting, Piety and Anxiety among French Reformed Protestants,” Church History 76 (2007): 330-62.
- 2007: Una Roman D’Elia, “Drawing Christ’s Blood: Michelangelo. Vittoria Colonna, and the Aesthetics of Reform,” Renaissance Quarterly (Spring 2006)
- 2006: Andrew Keitt, “The Miraculous Body of Evidence: Visionary Experience, Medical Discourse and the Inquisition in Seventeenth Century Spain,” Sixteenth Century Journal 36 (2005): 77-96.
- 2005: Shared by the following:
- N. Shepardson, “Gender and the Rhetoric of Martyrdom in Jean Crespin’s Histoire des vrays tesmoins,” Sixteenth Century Journal 5, 1 (2004): 155-174.
- M. L. Hickerson, “‘Gospelling sisters goinge up and downe’: John Foxe and disorderly women,” Sixteenth Century Journal 35, 4 (2004): 1035-1051.
- 2004: Bonnie J. Noble, “A work in which the angels are wont to rejoice: Lucas Cranach’s Schneeberg Altarpiece,” Sixteenth Century Journal 34 (2003): 1011-37.
- 2003: Craig Harline, “Miracles and This World: The Battle for the Jesus Oak,” Archive for Reformation History (2002): 217-38.