International Machaut Society
The Sarah Jane Williams Award
Established May 1998
The International Machaut Society has created the Sarah Jane
Williams Award to honor the Society's founder and first president. This
award, carrying a prize of $500, will be given every other year to
promote the study, criticism, performance, research, and exchange of
ideas related to all aspects of the works of Guillaume de Machaut.
Fields of inquiry include (but are not limited to) literary history and
criticism, musicology, the performing arts, art history, and
codicology. Projects centered on the study and performance of the works
of other poets and composers or on other performance or manuscript
traditions will also be considered, insofar as they contribute
significantly to the study of the background, context, or influence of
the works of Machaut. Graduate students in
particular are encouraged to apply. Past winners include Jennifer Bain
(1999), Lawrence Earp (2000), and Elizabeth Eva Leach (2002).
Applications in triplicate, including a one-page description
of the proposed project, a curriculum vitae, and the name and contact
information of one recommender, should be sent no later than March 1
of each odd-numbered year to: Jared Hartt, Secretary-Treasurer,
International Machaut Society, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music,
77 W. College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074; e-mail Jared.Hartt@oberlin.edu.
The winner will be announced at the annual Business Meeting
of the Society, held at the International Congress of Medieval Studies
at Kalamazoo in May, and in the Society's Newsletter, Ymaginer.