Research & Publication Grants

Chair Christian Kleinbub (2019) leads the Awards Committee that awards travel and research grants to Italian Art Society (IAS) members engaged in the study of Italian art and architecture from prehistory to the present. The current Committee Members are Sally Cornelison (2017), Kimberly Dennis (2019), Jessica Maier (2019), and Judith Steinhoff (2017). Applicants for IAS and IAS/Kress grants must be IAS members at the time of application and upon receipt and use of the award. Members who have received an IAS award in the past two years are not eligible to apply. IAS officers and committee members are not eligible to apply.

IAS DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANTS: The Italian Art Society is pleased to announce our third annual competition for the IAS Dissertation Research Grants. Two grants of up to $1000.00 will be available to subsidize research, travel, or other expenses relating to dissertation research. The competition is open to doctoral students of any nationality who have not received an IAS award in the past two years. Applicants for IAS grants must be IAS members at the time of application and upon receipt and use of the award. IAS officers and committee members are not eligible to apply. Please send proposals to Awards Committee Chair Christian Kleinbub.  The deadline is 10 January 2018.

IAS RESEARCH & PUBLICATION GRANTS:  The Italian Art Society is pleased to announce our competition for the IAS Research & Publication Grants. Two grants of up to $1000.00 will be available to fund or subsidize a research trip or a publication (e.g., for purchasing image rights or as a publication subvention) on any aspect of Italian art and architecture from prehistory to the present. The competition is open to scholars of any nationality holding the Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. Members who have received an IAS award in the past two years are not eligible to apply.  Applicants for IAS grants must be IAS members at the time of application and upon receipt and use of the award. IAS officers and committee members are not eligible to apply. Please send proposals to Awards Committee Chair Christian Kleinbub. The deadline is 10 January 2018.

Current Research and Publication Grant Recipient for 2017

Laura Moure Cecchini (Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Colgate University), Baroquemania: The Lure of the Baroque in Italian Visual Culture, 1898-1945.

Current Fogliano/Lester Research and Publication Grant Recipient for 2017

Maria DePrano (Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Global Art Studies Program, University of California, Merced), The Tornabuoni: Family, Women, and Art Patronage in Renaissance Florence (Cambridge University Press).

Current IAS Dissertation Research Grant for 2017

Lia Costiner (PhD Candidate, University of Oxford), “The Illustrated Italian Vita della Vergine e di Christo and its Impact on Italian Renaissance Visual Culture.”

Abstract: “The Illustrated Italian Vita della Verging e di Christo and its Impact on Italian Renaissance Visual Culture” explores the influence of the Vita della Vergine e di Christo as a possible source for Giotto’s fresco cycle in the Arena Chapel.

Current Fogliano/Lester Dissertation Research Grant Recipient for 2017

Victoria Addona, PhD Candidate, Harvard University, “Figuring Space: Architecture and Artistic Collaboration in Bernardo Buontalenti’s House-School (1563-1608)”

Abstract: “Figuring Space: Architecture and Artistic Collaboration in Bernardo Buontalenti’s House-School (1563-1608)” examines the informal house-school run by Florentine court architect Buontalenti within the context of early modern academies and networks.

 

Past Research and Publication Grant Recipients

Fogliano/Lester Dissertation Research Grant Recipient for 2016. Krisztina Ilko, University of Cambridge, “Artistic Patronage of the Augustinian Hermits in Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries.” Read abstract

Fogliano/Lester Research Grant Recipient for 2016. Ioanna Christoforaki, Research Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art of the Academy of Athens, From Rags to Riches: Importing Cloth and Exporting Fashion between Venice and Cyprus.” Read abstract

2016 IAS Dissertation Grant Recipient. Kelly Whitford, Brown University, “Embodying Belief: Crossing the Ponte Sant’Angelo with Bernini’s Angels.”  Read abstract

2016 Research & Publication Grant Recipient. Amy Neff, University of Tennessee, A Soul’s Journey into God: Art, Theology, and Devotion in the Supplicationes variae (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 25.3).  Read abstract

Research and Publication Grant Recipients for 2015 Extra Research Grant. Alison Levy, Independent Scholar, for Misfits, Monstrosities, and Madness at the Villa Ambrogiana. Read abstract

Johanna Heinrichs, Dominican University, for Mobile Lives, Stable Homes: The Palladian Villa between City and Country. Read abstract

2015. Catherine R. Carver, University of Michigan / Wayne State University, for “Mapping Mark and Erasure: Siting Parish Architecture in Medieval Rome.”  Read abstract

2014. Danielle Carrabino, Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, illustrations for her book, Caravaggio and the Caravaggesque in Sicily, under review. Read abstract

2014. Allie Terry-Fritsch, Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University, research in Florence for her book, Somaesthetics and the Renaissance: Viewing Bodies at Work in Early Modern Italy, under review. Read abstract

2013. Felicia Else, Associate Professor, Gettysburg College, research in Florence for her book, The Politics of Water in the Art and Festivals of Medici Florence: From Neptune Fountain to Naumachia (contracted with Ashgate Press).  Read abstract