Prix Willibald-Sauerländer, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich


The Willibald Sauerländer Award is an annual award for distinguished research in the history and practice of art historical writing.

The prize funded by Conivncta Florescit Friends of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte honours the memory of Willibald Sauerländer (1924-2018), from 1970 to 1989 director of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte and an honorary professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich.

Consideration will be given to a Ph.D. dissertation, M.A. thesis, or publication. Applicants should be graduated.

The winning candidate, chosen by an independent committee of scholars, will receive € 6,000, and is expected to spend three months conducting research at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.

The laureate for 2019 is Dr. C. Oliver O’Donnell (Ph.D University of California, Berkeley) »Meyer Schapiro’s Critical Debates ».

The price will be given on the Tuesday 3 July 2019, at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, with a conference of Prof. Dr. Elizabeht Sears (Michigan) : Panofsky on  « The Gothic Style ». For more information, see here.

Webpage for the Willibald-Sauerländer-Award


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