Call for Submissions for I Tatti Prize: Best Essay published in 2013 by a Junior Scholar. Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies awards an annual prize 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. Applicants must have received a PhD, dottorato di ricerca or equivalent between 1 January 2008 and 1 June 2013; only journal articles printed in 2013 are eligible; current employees of I Tatti, or appointees from academic years 2013/14 or 2014/15 are not eligible. Deadline: 1 June
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 received an Honorable Mention: Genevieve Carlton, “Making an Impression: The Display of Maps in Sixteenth-Century Venetian Homes,” Imago Mundi 64, 1 (2012): 28-40; and IAS member Lia Markey, “Stradano’s Allegorical Invention of the Americas in Late Sixteenth-Century Florence,” Renaissance Quarterly 65, 2 (2012): 385-442.