The RSA–Patricia H. Labalme Grant in Venice

GRANT: The RSA–Patricia H. Labalme Grant, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy. Length: 1 month. Stipend: $3,000. Discipline: All disciplines.

The RSA–Patricia H. Labalme Grant, in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, supports a one-month residence at the Centro Vittore Branca on the Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore for the purpose of research in Venice.

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice holds several primary and secondary sources of particular interest to the Renaissance Studies scholarly community: with its research institutes, devoted respectively to art history, history of Venice, theater, literature and opera, music, ethnomusicology, Antonio Vivaldi’s music, the Fondazione libraries feature early printed books, as well as drawings, etchings, sketches, monographic editions on Renaissance artists and architecture.

The Fondazione libraries hold more than 2000 early printed books, among which several illuminated incunabula and cinquecentine printed in Venice, featuring works by Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca, Holy Bibles, along with peculiar volumes pertaining to popular culture.

In addition to that, the Archive of the History of the Venetian State contains a microfilm library of over 2 million slides reproducing material on the Venetian Republic kept in non-Venetian archives, but also collections of Italian and international books and periodicals on the history and culture of territories influenced by Venetian culture. It thus provides opportunities for detailed, multifaceted studies on the role played by Venice in European diplomacy.

Open to scholars at all career levels (Non-Doctoral, Younger Scholar, and Senior Scholar). Please note that all applicants must be members of the Renaissance Society of America for the required number of years. Information about the membership length requirements.

Applicants may apply for only one RSA Residential Grant per year and will be automatically considered for any Non-Residential Grant for which they qualify.

Dedline: 1 December 2014.

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