Delno C. West Award

This award was established to honor the memory of Delno C. West, professor of history at Northern Arizona University, and one of the most dedicated early members of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association. Professor West, who was Chair of the Department of history at Northern Arizona and Director of the Honor’s Program, was a president of the Association and the general coordinator of three annual meetings that were held in Flagstaff and at the Grand Canyon. His teaching centered on medieval Europe and he published widely on the history of Christianity. His numerous books and articles include The Librio de las Profecias of Christopher Columbus (1991). He was a fine scholar and a good friend of the Association.

The Delno C. West Award is given for the best paper given by a senior scholar (associate professors, professors, and other long-standing scholars). The West award includes recognition at the following year’s awards ceremony, a handsome plaque, and the option of publication in the Association’s journal Quidditas.


The applications will be due several weeks after each year’s conference according to the date set by the RMMRA president. Applicants should submit the paper as presented at the conference (i.e. not substantially revised for publication) to the RMMRA president.

The applications will be judged by the RMMRA president and an appointed committee from the Executive Council, using the academic quality of the paper as the essential criterion. The president and committee should recuse themselves in instances of potential conflicts of interest. Members of the Executive Council may apply. Winners may be asked to revise their paper for publication in Quidditas.



If you are interested in making a contribution to support the West Award, please contact the current RMMRA treasurer.  Your tax-deductible donation will be greatly appreciated.

2018 Annual Meeting Draft Program is up. Check out the Conferences tab! Registration forms will be available by the end of February.      
A Joint Conference of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association and Medieval Association of the Pacific, April 12-15, 2018.