Jill Clements, Ph.D., has been named as the recipient of the first Michel de Montaigne Endowed Prize in the History of Ideas.
Established by Dr. Catherine Danielou, Senior Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, the prize honors the 16th-century French philosopher who is credited with developing the essay as a literary form. Candidates for the award had to hold a full-time appointment at UAB and provide a scholarly essay in the history of ideas that made a unique contribution to the history of thought and culture. Clements was selected by a committee of senior faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences for her essay, "Sudden Death in Early Medieval England and the Anglo-Saxon Fortunes of Men."
Clements will receive a $1,000 award and will be honored at the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Book Reception on March 5.