Anastasija Ropa wins IASBB blog post competition!

​We are pleased to announce that the winner of The Academic Book of the Future’s blog post competition is Anastasija Ropa!

The competition was launched by The Academic Book of the Future for British Branch members of the International Arthurian Society to write and submit a blog post on a topic related to reading influences or practices – including favoured locations and ways to read, academically; iconic texts; or the place that a learned society like the IASBB has in their research life.

The Academic Book of the Future Project were keen to emphasise that all of the entries received were fantastic, and that the judges (Professor Peter Field and Sue Hodges, Bangor University’s Director of Libraries and Archives) were very hard-pressed to choose between them, but particularly enjoyed Anastasija’s love of everything Arthurian, reading, and libraries. Her entry, they said, made them want to engage in all three things, and they found it ‘descriptive’ and ‘evocative’.

Anastasija’s post has been published on The Academic Book of the Future blog, and Anastasija has won a week as Visiting Fellow at the new collection of Arthurian books housed in Bangor University Library, consisting of a week’s accommodation at the Management Centre in Bangor, and a £100 contribution from the IASBB towards travel costs to get there. Professor Raluca Radulescu has also kindly agreed to meet with the Fellow to discuss research and use of the collection, and Anastasija has agreed to write a report on her time in Bangor once the Visiting Fellowship is complete.

Well done again to Anastasija, and to all of the entrants!

Full details of the competition can be found here.