We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Elizabeth Eisenstein Prize, named for Professor Elizabeth Lewisohn Eisenstein (1923-2016) in recognition of her long-standing support of NCIS, and co-funded by NCIS and Margaret DeLacy, daughter of Professor Eisenstein and a founding member of NCIS. The Prize is awarded annually for the best peer-reviewed published article submitted by a member of NCIS, and brings the winner an honorarium, which this year is $350.

Details of the Eisenstein Prize and the 2017 Call for Submissions can be found under www.ncis.org/grants.

The 2016 call for papers attracted a strong field of papers from NCIS members in the USA, England, France, Romania and Poland. They represented a wide range of disciplines including theology, musicology, women's studies, history, literature, systems practice, art history, media studies, identity studies and cultural anthropology.


“The Painted Page: Books as Symbols in Renaissance Art” by Barbara Williams Ellertson & Janet Seiz. Published in The Independent Scholar Vol. 1 (2015): 20-33.


"Clichés Revisited: Poland’s 1949 Łagów Composers’ Conference” by Cindy Bylander. Published in Polski Rocznik Muzykologiczny [Polish Musicological Annual] 2015: 15-34.

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