J. Franklin Jameson Award Recipients
The Jameson Award was established by Council in 1974 to be awarded every five years for outstanding achievement in the editing of historical sources. The prize, which was first offered in 1980, honors J. Franklin Jameson, a founding member of the Association, its president in 1907, and an influential proponent of historical study. In 2007 the AHA Council made the decision to change the frequency of the award from every five years to biennially.
There is no monetary prize, but the winner receives a certificate in recognition of the award. To be eligible for consideration, works must be of a scholarly, historical nature; review or journal editing is not eligible.
2013 Jameson Award
John Taylor and Wendy R. Childs, Univ. of Leeds
Leslie Watkiss, Society of Antiquaries of London
The St Albans Chronicle: The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham, Vol. II: 1394–1422 (Clarendon Press and Oxford Univ. Press)
This volume completes the edition of a vital source for an important era in British medieval history, a valuable text for both historians and literary scholars. The introductory material is exemplary. The editors resolved complex histories of manuscript and print transmission, as well as long-standing questions of authorship. The translation is fluid and readable; the apparatus, annotations, bibliography, and index are clear and useful. This definitive edition will form the basis of future research for many years to come.