We're delighted to share that the winner of the London Archaeological Prize 2020 is The Cosmatesque Mosaics of Westminster Abbey Vol. 1 & 2 by Warwick Rodwell and David S. Neal published by Oxbow Books in 2019. The winner was announced at the London Archaeology Forum on 23 November 2020.
The judges described the winning volumes as “A fascinating multi-disciplinary recording and analysis of a complex of internationally important monuments. Despite the copious detailed recording, written in a clear and scholarly fashion, with some neatly turned, if not pithy, phrases and insightful analyses.”
There were nine nominations for the prize in 2020, it was a strong field with excellent entries, as one of the judges said: “There were so many good and important books…, it was difficult to choose.”
The nominees for the prize in 2020 were:
Congratulations to the winners!
The video of Adam Corsini's talk, Layers of London: Putting archaeology on the map is now available to watch on our YouTube channel. Many thanks to Adam for his presentation on the fantastic Layers of London project.
Thu, 14 May 2020, 7pm – 8;30pm
We've had an overwhelming response to this event, and the virtual lecture is now fully-booked. But don't worry if you weren't able to get a place, we will record it and share the video on our website and social media. Full details will be in the next edition of London Archaeologist.
As we're unable to hold our Annual Lecture and General Meeting in person this year, we delighted that Adam Corsini from Layers of London is able to give his talk virtually instead.
Adam will present Layers of London: Putting archaeology on the map and explain how 50 years of London's archaeology are being mapped onto Layers of London. This is a free, online, crowd-sourced mapping resource that anyone can get involved with.
The talk will take place using Zoom, and you'll be sent information on how to join the session once you have registered.
The London Archaeological Prize was established in 2004 to encourage improving publication standards and better dissemination of London’s archaeology. Having supported it from the beginning, London Archaeologist now administers the Prize, also known as the Publication Prize, which is awarded every two years.
The 2020 Prize
Nominations must be received on or before 11th May 2020.
Entries will be assessed by a panel of judges appointed by the Publication Committee of London Archaeologist.
As well as providing their own contact details, the nominator(s) should name the publication and publisher and give a brief explanation (100 words max) of why they believe it is worthy of the Prize. It would be helpful, but not essential, to use the standard nomination form. Note that there is no need to provide copies of the publication at this initial stage. The judges will agree a short list from those nominated and will then ask publishers for copies. Copies will be returnable on request.
Forms and Submissions
Download a Nomination Form below, or contact Alison Telfer, Coordinator for a copy.
All nominations should be returned to:
Alison Telfer, Coordinator, London Archaeological Prize, Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED;
London Archaeological Prize 2020 Nomination Form