Appel à candidature : « Prize for the best essay published in 2013 by a scholar junior » (Villa I Tatti)

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This annual prize is awarded to a junior scholar for the best scholarly article on an Italian Renaissance topic, published in English or Italian. The subject can be any aspect of the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 13th to the 17th centuries, and including historiography. The selection committee looks for rigorous and original research, and convincing results expressed in clear and effective prose. The winning article(s) will be posted on the I Tatti website, and the author will receive $1,000.


1. Applicants must have completed their doctoral studies and have received a PhD certificate (or equivalent) between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2013.

2. Only journal articles printed in 2013 are eligible.

3. Current employees of I Tatti, or appointees from academic years 2013/14 or 2014/15 are not eligible.

Click HERE to apply; Deadline: 6 June

For the 2011 winner, please click here.

The winner of  the 2012 prize was :

Ada Palmer, « Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance, » Journal of the History of Ideas 73,3
(2012): 395-416.

Two articles deserve an Honorable Mention:

Genevieve Carlton, “Making an Impression: The Display of Maps in Sixteenth-Century Venetian Homes,” Imago Mundi 64, 1 (2012): 28-40.

Lia Markey, “Stradano’s Allegorical Invention of the Americas in Late Sixteenth-Century Florence,” Renaissance Quarterly 65, 2 (2012): 385-442.

Congratulations to all three authors!
For full text of articles, click on titles above. For biographies and abstracts, click here

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