Stanley J. Kahrl and Barbara A. Hanawalt Essay Awards


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The deadline for nominations for the 2022-2023 Barbara A. Hanawalt Award for Outstanding Graduate Essay and the Stanley J. Kahrl Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Essay is 5:00 p.m. ET Friday, April 7, 2023. Any affiliate may nominate any essay on a medieval or Renaissance topic written for a course offered Spring 2022, Summer 2022, or Autumn 2022. (Papers written during Spring 2023 will also be accepted if available before the deadline.) Papers written for individual-study credit are eligible for consideration; however, honors theses, masters' theses, and chapters of dissertations are not. For additional information or questions about the nomination process, please contact

Each year CMRS recognizes outstanding papers written by OSU students in medieval or renaissance courses with our Stanley J. Kahrl and Barbara A. Hanawalt Awards for best undergraduate and graduate student essay. In spring, papers are nominated by CMRS faculty affiliates, and judged by a committee of affiliate faculty and the CMRS Director. Award winners receive a $150 prize. For additional information about the nomination process, please see page 2 of the Nomination Form or contact

If you would like to support CMRS Student Essay Awards, please consider a donation to the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Fund (#307850). Please also consider other ways to support CMRS.

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