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The 2012 Codex Award for Hesperia


Hesperia Wins Codex Award

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), an affiliated organization of the Modern Language Association (MLA), honored Hesperia with the Codex Award in a ceremony held on January 3 at the MLA Annual Meeting in Boston. The Codex Award is given annually for significant editorial achievement in journals across all disciplines covering the period before 1500. This is the first time Hesperia has been honored by CELJ/MLA.

“Wonderful news,” Tracey Cullen said. Cullen has edited Hesperia for 14 years and will be retiring later this year. “I am delighted—and very proud—to see the journal recognized publicly for its scholarly distinction and visibility in historical studies.”

Andrew Reinhard, Director of Publications of the American School of Classical Studies, could not be happier. “I’m thrilled that Hesperia has been recognized for its achievements,” Reinhard said. “The authors of the articles in Hesperia are to be commended for this honor. The award also reflects on the supreme skill of both Tracey and of Sarah George Figueira, our production manager of 31 years, not to mention our freelance editors and proofreaders.”

Hesperia begins 2013 with a special theme issue guest-edited by Jack Davis and Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan entitled Philhellenism, Philanthropy, or Political Convenience? American Archaeology in Greece, to be published in March.