PRIZE No.1, Awarded 2000
Winner: Cyril Beecher (England), Field Study of Fourteenth-Century Underglaze Decorated- Ceramics in Yunnan, South China. After a highly successful trip to Yunnan, he lectured on the results to the Oriental Ceramic Society in London, who published his research in the Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society in 2004
Helen Espir, 69 (England), Documentation for a Chinese Blue-and-White Bowl Overdecorated in Holland in 1742
Irene Finch, 82 (England) Eighteenth-Century Japanese shonsui Ware Imported to England
Brenda Hall, 62 (England) Nineteenth-Century Tapestries: A Guide for Needleworkers
Vasileios Marinis, 24 (Greece), Architecture and Liturgial Planning in Byzantine Constantinople
Tadeuz Majda, 70 (Poland) Catalogue of the Turkish Wall Hangings in Polish Museums
Sonya May, 24 (Austria), Indian Art: The Interaction of Tradition and Modernity
Nicholas H. Wright, 62 (US) Defining the Fade Curve of Naturally Dyed Wool for Use in the Repair and Restoration of Oriental Rugs
PRIZE No. 2, Awarded 2001
Winner: Emma Dick, 24 (England), An Analysis of the Sûrname-i Hümayun and Comparison with the Sûrname-i Vehbi in the Topkapi Saray, Istanbul
Wen-shing Lucia Chou (US), History and Architecture of the Palazzina Cinese in Palermo, Built by Ferdinand of Naples in 1799
Jean Clift-Hill, 71 (England), Chronicle of the English High School for Girls in Instanbul
Rosemary Patmore Kemble, 60 (England) Documentation on the History and Provenance of a Country House Carpet
Xavier F. Salomon, 22 (Italy), Italian Portraits of Mehmet II
Sel Erder Yackley, 62 (Turkey, US), Research at the Tell Kurdu Excavation Site in Southern Turkey
Craig Yawe (England), Documentation on Nanticoke Blankets
Josh Yiu, 23 (Hong Kong), Archic Vessels on the Altar
PRIZE No. 3, Awarded 2002
Winner: Karl Sabbagh, 62 (England), The First King of Palestine
Helen Espir, 69 (England), Oriental Porcelain Overdecorated in Europe, 1690-1830
Irene Finch, 84 (England) Chronology of Japanese Nabeshima Ceramics
Selin Ipek, 25 (Turkey), Religious Fabrics in the Topkapi Palace Museum Collection Sent to Mecca and Medina
Xavier F. Salomon, 22 (Italy) In the Footsteps of the Apocalypse and Its Seven Churches
Elizabeth Anne Saloom, 18 (US) The Influence of TV on onternal migration in Turkey
Josh Yiu, 24 (Hong Kong) Archaic Vessels on the Altar
PRIZE No. 4, Awarded 2005
Winner: David W. and Barbara G. Fraser, both 61 (US), The Roots of Chin Textile Culture
Peter Alford Andrews, 68 (GB, Germany), Drawings for a Book about Tents
Jere L. Bacharach, 67 (US), The Beginnings of the Islamic All-Epigraphic Gold and Silver Coinage
Martha H. Henze, 81 (US), Finding and Recording Early Anatolian Kilims in Ethiopian Orthodox Churches andMonasteries
David James, 64 (Ireland), An English Translation of the History of Ibn al-Qutiyah
LynnAnn Meisch, 60 (US), Ancient and Modern: Coca, Culture and Cloth in the Andes
Eleanor Sims, 63 (England), Mural Decoration in a Princely House of the early Twentieth Century in Bukhara
Kendra Weisbin, 23 (US), The Export of Islamic Textiles from Turkey and Egypt to Western Europe During the Fourteenth to Sixteenth Century
PRIZE No. 5, Awarded 2008
Winner: Martha H. Henze, 81 (US) Inventory of early Anatolian kilims surviving in Ethiopian Orthodox churches.
Winner, Godfrey Goodwin Prize: Charles Moore, 24 (England) Visit to Kyrgyzstan, mainly to photograph and take notes.
Gayane Eliazyan, 65 (Armenia) Preparation for the digitalization of ancient damaged manuscripts. First stage: Survey of manuscripts.
Laura Valerie Esterhuizen, 67 (South Africa) Indentifying Chinese porcelains from Portuguese wrecks off the South African coast, and from this material tracing the early development of Kraak ware.
Ann Hecht, 80 (England) Visit to Japanese islands for research of textiles made from unusual fibres.
Sara Mao, 25 (England) Travel and study in UK, Europe, Taiwan to research Chinese Ru and Guan wares
Lynn Ann Meisch, 64 (US) Researching Andean maize textiles.
Philip O’Reilly, 64 (England) Fundraising for further study of Turkish textiles, especially felt.
Thomas Reimer, 66 (Germany) Establishing a family tree for çatma yastiks (cushion covers)
Sarah-Neel Smith, 23 (US) Visit to study architecture and function of the Istanbul Modern Art Museum
PRIZE No. 6, Awarded 2010
Godfrey Goodwin Prize: Ms Ashley Dimmig, USA
PRIZE No. 7, Awarded 2012
Winner: Harriet Nash, 61, University of Exeter
My research project is the investigation of fast-disappearing star use and lore in Oman and the region. The traditional irrigation systems of Oman probably originated in Central Asia at least 4000 years ago. Anatolia and Uyghur are contenders for the earliest such system. However, Oman is apparently the only country left that still uses the sun and stars for timing the division of water. These traditions are oral, and mainly practised by older people. I have interviewed many farmers in Oman and identified the stars still used in about eight villages. This work formed the basis of my PhD at Exeter University and subsequent publications. I have also collected memories of star lore from pastoralists and documented recent use by fishermen for division of fishing rights, and in Iran have identified some stars used for timing water about 60 years ago.
Godfrey Goodwin Prize: Polina Ivanova, 24, Harvard University