I'm glad to be able to report another good year for the work of the Trust, in a climate of increasing challenge for the scholars and students we support. We made four awards, to:
Anastasia Slukhai from the Ukraine towards her work on AngloSaxon poetry and ethnic myth;
Erika Corradini towards her costs in presenting her paper on Aelfrician homilies to the AS conference at Kalamazoo;
Giovanni Bonanno towards his subsistence and tuition fees for his work on AngloSaxon weapons culture for his PhD at York University;
Katie Neville towards her costs in presenting her paper on Benedictine reform to the ISAS 2009 conference in Canada - unfortunately Katie was unable to take up the award.
These awards were generously supported by the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, and the Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland, as well as the friends of the Trust and individual donors. One of our award-winners from 2008 wrote:
I would like to thank the Trust once again for supporting my paper at Leeds IMC. It was a fantastic experience from which I gained much support and advice on my research; without the Trust I would have been unable to present and attend the conference. Your support made a huge difference!
Thank you for your continuing support.
With all good wishes for 2010 from us all at the Trust,
Liz Mathews Trustee