The programme on the Baroque period of Fondazione 1563 launches the 6th edition for 5 scholarships on landscape and nature.
Applications are open until 22nd July 2018 for Compagnia di San Paolo Fondazione 1563 scholarships, as of this year named after its recently deceased President Rosaria Cigliano.
The 5 best pieces of research on Landscape and Nature in the Baroque period will be financed with €23,000 each.
The project must be limited to the period going from 1680 to 1750 and may cover various disciplinary areas: from art to architecture, from music to literature to philosophy, politics and history.
Support from Fondazione 1563 also includes supplying a tutor for each of the five scholarship holders and covering expenses for study trips of up to €1,500.
Since 2012 there have been over 200 young scholars from Italy but also from France, Spain, Germany and the United States who have applied for a scholarship from Fondazione 1563.
29 research paths have already been funded, for a total of over €900,000 since 2013. Fondazione 1563's commitment goes beyond economic investment and involves dozens of cultural institutions, university departments, libraries and archives throughout Italy and the rest of Europe. Indeed, scholarship holders work for over a year participating in seminars and meetings between scholars.
13 monographic digital publications are on the site related to the calls 2013, 2014 and 2015 and two paper volumes are due out.
The first of these is Quaderno delle borse su Cultura, Arte e Società al tempo di Juvarra (Scholarship Notebook on Culture, Art and Society at the time of Juvarra, edited by Giuseppe Dardanello (Olschki publisher, Florence, essays by Dardanello, Badolato, Caterino, Laurenti, Lurgo and Martinetti) and is to be presented at the International Book Fair, Sala Avorio, May 14th 11:30 am by Gianni Romano, Mercedes Viale Ferrero and Marco Dotti.
The scholarships for higher studies are part of the Programme of studies on the Age and Culture of the Baroque period, which is at the heart of Fondazione 1563's activity together with the management and enhancement of Compagnia di San Paolo’s Historical Archive.