Art historian Sharon Gerstel wins 2016 Runciman Book Prize

Published: June 14, 2016

Professor Sharon Gerstel of the UCLA Department of Art History has won the 2016 Runciman Book Prize for “Rural Lives and Landscapes in Late Byzantium” (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

The annual award is given by the Anglo-Hellenic League in London to recognize the best book focused on Greek or Hellenic culture. Gerstel received the award, which included a prize of £9,000, during a ceremony on June 14 at the organization’s Hellenic Centre. The award, which is named in honor of the life and legacy of Sir Steven Runciman, a leading scholar of Byzantine art, is sponsored by the Bank of Greece.

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