Congratulations to Professor Sam White whose book, A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe’s Encounter with North America, has won the Sixteenth Century Society’s 2017 Bainton Prize in History and Theology!
Four prizes are awarded yearly for the best books written in English dealing with three categories within the time frame of 1450-1660: Art and Music History, History/Theology, Literature, and Reference Works. The prize-winning book in each category is chosen by a committee of three Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC) members appointed by the president of the SCSC. Criteria for selection includes quality and originality of research, methodological skill and/or innovation, development of fresh and stimulating interpretations or insights, and literary quality.
Professor White's book is also on the long list for the 2018 Cundill Prize.