Please join us in congratulating Jennifer Binczewski on this very impressive recognition!

Jennifer, a PhD candidate in our department, has been awarded the Meyer Prize by the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, the international scholarly organization devoted to interdisciplinary research on the early modern era (defined as c.1450-1660). The prize is awarded to the best conference paper delivered at the annual meeting by a scholar who is still in graduate school or has earned the Ph.D. in the last five years. At the 2016 conference in Bruges (Belgium) was entitled, “Bestowed Upon God: The Movements of Catholic Children in Post-Reformation England and Beyond.” Binczewski will be recognized at the 2017 conference in two weeks’ time.

Binczewski’s dissertation, from which this research came, is entitled “Solitary Sparrows: Widowhood and the Catholic Community in Post-Reformation England, 1580-1630.” She plans to defend this coming November.