EuARe, Fscire and the Emilia-Romagna Region are glad to announce the winners of the second edition of the Alberigo Award


The Senior Award 2019 (€ 20,000)

goes to

Unn Falkeid (University of Oslo)


for the work:

The Avignon Papacy Contested: An Intellectual History from Dante to Catherine of Siena

(Cambridge-London: Harvard University Press, 2017).


The Junior Award 2019 (€ 10,000)

goes to

Kenneth A. Goudie (Ghent University)


for the work:

Reinventing Jihd: Jihd Ideology From the Conquest of Jerusalem to the end of the Ayybids (c. 492/1099–647/1249)

(Leiden: Brill, 2019)


Congratulations to the winners!

We also praise the four finalists that have been granted a special mention of excellence for their works.


Our congratulations to:

Johanna Pink (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

Muslim Qur'nic Interpretation Today. Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities (Sheffield-Bristol: Equinox Publishing, 2019)



Zoe Knox (University of Leicester)

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Secular World: From the 1870s to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)


Special Mention of Excellence, Senior Category


as well as to

Gregorio Bettiza (University of Exeter)

Finding Faith in Foreign Policy: Religion & American Diplomacy in a Postsecular World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019)




Aydogan Kars (Monash University)

Unsaying God: Negative Theology in Medieval Islam (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019)


Special Mention of Excellence, Junior Category

Alberigo Award Rules

Full list of presented works

Eligible works

Top three works



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