In the aim to promote international excellence and multilingual research, the Association of Friends of the Center for Early Medieval Studies (AFCEMS) has established a yearly prize for the best book on medieval art (all pre-modern world cultures included). The prize is awarded annually by the end of each year for the books published in 2018 or later. The selection board is directed by Michele Bacci (Université de Fribourg) and Ivan Foletti (Masaryk University, Brno) and includes leading experts in the field from all over the world.

We accept submissions in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, or Russian. The publication’s author(s) are expected to be current members of the AFCEMS (to join, visit our website's Membership Page).

The author of the winning book will receive € 1000 or our publications in the value of 1200 €.

Recipients of the AFCEMS Prize
2023 – Licia Buttà
2022 – Amy Neff