Peter R. Brown Prize

The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity welcomes submissions for the Peter R. Brown Prize.

The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity sponsors the annual Peter R. Brown Prize for the best graduate student essay on any subject relating to the study of Late Antiquity. The prize consists of a cash award of $1,000. Only graduate students enrolled at Princeton University are eligible. Essays should be less than 9,000 words (including footnotes) and submitted double - spaced.  Please include your name, department, and year of program on the title page and in the file document (as follows: last name -first name - title of paper). 

The deadline for submission is April 30, 2018.  Please send submissions to Helen (Eleni) Banis at


2017 - Lee Mordechai (History)

"Antioch in the Sixth Century: Resilience or Vulnerability?"

2016 - Mark Letteney (Religion)

“Authenticity and Authority: The Case for Dismantling a Dubious Correlation”

2015 - Jessica Wright (Classics)

“Between Despondency and the Demon: Diagnosing and Treating Spiritual Disorders in John Chrysostom’s Letter to Stageirios”