Dear QEIS Members:
To those of you who were able to join us at the SCRC in Austin, thank you for making the conference an especially fine one. For those of you unable to join us, paper abstracts can be found on the SCRC website (www.scrc.us.com). Please do have a look at the impressive array of work that was presented last month.
The Drake Awards for graduate student travel were given to Angela Bolen and Andrea Nichols. Angela’s paper “Cousin to the Queen, Claimant to the Throne, and Royal Prisoner: Arbella Stuart’s Posthumous Image,” and Andrea’s paper “‘We should think her a Devil’: Adnett Garrett’s Reading of Queens in the Chronicles of the Kings of England” were chosen by the QEIS Board as the strongest papers submitted for the award.
The Agnes Strickland Prizes for the best papers delivered at the conference went to one junior and one senior scholar. The junior scholar prize was awarded to Angela Bolen for her talk on Arbella Stuart. The senior scholar prize was awarded to Catherine Loomis for her talk “‘As mild and gentle as the cradle babe / Dying’: Royal Condolences in Early Modern England.” The Strickland Prize is chosen by a committee of previous winners.
Minutes from our annual business meeting will be distributed under separate cover, but news of note includes the location of next year’s conference—Atlanta, Georgia—and a special reason to celebrate next year—out 15th anniversary. We are hoping to mark this occasion with a casual dinner for all QEIS members before the Queen’s Revels at next year’s conference.
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Very truly yours,