Joseph Schacht Memorial Prize

Subject Area: Arabic and Islamic Studies
Chair: Professor Julia Bray
Administrator: TBA

Previous Awards:

  • This Fund is open to candidates offering Arabic in the Preliminary Examination or Arabic or Islamic History in the Honour School of Oriental Studies

  • It shall be awarded annually on the recommendation of the moderators and examiners provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit

Regulation

§ 315. Schacht Memorial Prize

[Amended by the General Purposes Committee of Council on 22 June 2007]

1. The University accepts with gratitude a bequest of £1,000 from the late Mrs L.D. Schacht to form a fund, the income from which shall be used for the provision of a Joseph Schacht Memorial Prize in Arabic and Islamic Studies.

2. The prize shall be open to candidates offering either Arabic in the Preliminary Examination in Oriental Studies or Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Honour School of Oriental Studies, who have distinguished themselves in the fields of Islamic religion, law, or history. A prize shall be awarded annually on the recommendation of the moderators and examiners provided that there are candidates of sufficient merit.

3. The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall be the board of management for the prize, and shall have power to determine the value of the prize and the terms and conditions of its award.

4. Income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

5. Council shall have power to amend this decree, provided that the object of the bequest, as set out in cl. 1 above, is always kept in view.

Standing Order

Committee for the Joseph Schacht Memorial Prize

The Committee of management shall be the Committee for the James Mew Fund, and shall consist of the Regius Professor of Hebrew ex officio, the Laudian Professor of Arabic ex officio and two other members. The committee shall apply the income of the fund in accordance with Statutes 2000, Ch.IX, Sect.1, §314, p.720, amended in the Gazette, 22 June 2007.

The Committee shall have power to determine the value of the prize and the terms and conditions of its award. The prize shall be open to candidates offering either Arabic in the Preliminary Examination in Oriental Studies or Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Honour School of Oriental Studies, who have distinguished themselves in the fields of Islamic religion, law, or history. A prize shall be awarded annually on the recommendation of the moderators and examiners provided that there are candidates of sufficient merit.

Committee Members

  • Professor Jan Joosten
  • Professor Julia Bray
  • Dr Alison Salvesen 
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