At ISCLR’s annual general meeting in Prague in the summer of 2014, the membership voted to establish this new award for lifetime achievement. After Dr. Linda Dégh passed away later that summer, the executive council voted to honor her memory by making her name part of the award’s title. Starting in the summer of 2015, the award will be given to a living senior scholar who has made outstanding contributions to legend scholarship. The award includes a gift and a permanent page of ISCLR’s website devoted to the awardee’s accomplishments.
[To be announced] (Award Justification)