Annual opening of the Foundation in Rhodes and presentation of the 2018 Marc de Montalembert grant by Mr Luigi Marras, Ambassador of Italy in Greece, to Maria Luisa Colli, Italy, for her project “Le pescatrici del Mediterraneo : spazi e pratiche delle donne del mare” – about women involved in fishing in the Mediterranean. On that same occasion Marine Messina winner of the 2017 grant presented the results of her project “Mots pour maux” which aimed at transmitting the voice of isolated migrant children; she travelled to Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and Giordan to collect their story.
The 2018 Marc de Montalembert grant is awarded to Maria Luisa Colli from Italy for her project “Le pescatrici del Mediterraneo: spazi e pratiche delle donne del mare “. Aim of the project is to obtain better knowledge and understanding of the activities, experiences, the active role and organizations of fisherwomen in three Mediterranean seaside locations, in France and Libanon.
The 2018 Marc de Montalembert Prize was presented to Elie ESSA KAS HANNA, from Syria, for his research on “The monasteries on the smaller islands of Provence and the archipelagos of Liguria and Tuscany from late Antiquity to Middle Age”. Professor Philippe Pergola, head of research at CNRS Marseille presented the Prize at the seat of the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) in Paris. On this occasion Mathieu Beaud, 2017 Marc de Montalembert Prize, delivered a lecture on his research entitled “"Visual culture" and "civic religion" : the face of the dome and of the San Zeno basilica in Verona“.
The winner of the Marc de Montalembert 2018 Prize is Elie Essa Kas Hanna from Syria, PhD in archeology of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archeology of Rome for his research on « Monasteries in smaller islands of Provence and in ligurian and toscan archipelagos ». The Prize will be presented in Paris on March 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art.
The Foundation provides financial support to the extension of the “Ani-Mate & Meet the Other” project over the 2017 summer period for the benefit of Syrian refugee children on the island of Rhodes, in Greece. Informal education, arts and culture are used to create solidarity among the local community and refugee children. At the same time, the initiative helps to enroll refugee children in Greek schools and thereby contributes to their integration. The project will continue during the summer period its activities for the benefit of children from Syrian refugee families with the involvement of some Greek children. The project’ activities consist of music lessons, music and singing workshops, photography, film projections, etc. Young local volunteers are in charge of the activities. 01-07-2017
Annual opening of the Foundation in Rhodes and presentation of the 2017 Marc de Montalembert grant by Mr Moiffak Hassan to Marine Messina for her project “Mots pour maux, paroles de réfugiés“. In occasion of this annual opening day an exhibition entitled “A journey of life and hope from Siria to Rhodes” is being presented at the Foundation: its presents a number of wood pieces from ship wreckages collected on the see shore and turned into objects-lamps.
The 2017 Marc de Montalembert grant is awarded to Marine Messina from France for her project “Mots pour maux, paroles de réfugiés“. Aim of the project is to give a voice to migrants, especially to the voiceless unaccompanied minors who undertook the journey alone: listen to their stories in order to tell them better. These stories will then be the subject of a written work.
At the seat of the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) in Paris Professor Daniel Russo from the Université de Bourgogne presented the Marc de Montalembert 2017 Prize to Mathieu Beaud, France, for his research “”Urban iconography and scenography : “visual culture” and “civic religion” in Verona in the XIIth century“. On this occasion Dominique Barcat, Marc de Montalembert 2016 Prize, delivered a lecture entitled “Un regard égyptien sur la Méditerranée au Ier millénaire avant J.-C. : bilan d’une année de recherches“.
The winner of the Marc de Montalembert 2017 Prize is Mathieu Beaud from France, PhD in history of medieval art for his research on « Urban iconography and scenography: “visual culture” and “civic religion” in Verona in the XIIth century ». The Prize will be presented on March 20, 2017 in Paris at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art.
From 17 to 21 October, 2016 at the Foundation in Rhodes a second seminar on “Archeology and the Bible” was led by PP. Jean Baptiste Humbert, archeologist, and Jean Michel de Tarragon, specialist of the Bible and historian of religions, from the Ecole Biblique de Jérusalem. The subject of the seminar was mainly on the current state of archeological investigations and the understanding of the story of the Middle East during the first millennium before J.C. and of the development of the Bible and its roots in the historical Middle East. A group of twenty persons of different nationalities and religious orientations participated.
The 2015 Marc de Montalembert grant is awarded to Melis Cagan, from Turkey, for her project « “Back to school” : mapping and visualizing the Past and Present of Foreign Schools in Mediterranean Port Cities ». The aim of the project is to collect images and stories of foreign schools and of the relations with local cultures in nine major cities of Albania, Greece, Cyprus and Lebanon. These observations will then be transcribed on a map presenting the interactions with local cultures and a document which will analize them.
At the seat of the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), in Paris, the 2016 Prix Marc de Montalembert was presented by Mme Guillemette Andreu-Lanoë, conservateur général and director of the Département des Antiquités égyptiennes at Musée du Louvre (2007-2014), to Dominique BARCAT, docteur en histoire de l’art, for her research entitled “L’Egypte dans la Méditerranée au 1er millénaire avant JC : re-évaluer la place de l’Egypte dans l’histoire méditerranéenne à travers l’archéologie des milieux littoraux et insulaires“. On this occasion Joana BARRETO, art historian from France and winner of the 2015 Prix Marc de Montalembert delivered a lecture entitled «D’une rive à l’autre : transferts de signes politiques entre Naples et Constantinople, al-Andalus et Tunis au XVème siècle».
The winner of the 2016 Marc de Montalembert Prize is Ms Dominique BARCAT, from France, PhD in history of antique art, for her research entitled Egypt in the Mediterranean during the First Millenium b.C.: a re-assessment the role of Egypt in the history of the Mediterranean through archeology of coastlines and islands. The presentation of the Prize will take place in March 2016 at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) in Paris.
Publication of the volume The Wandering Throne of Solomon: Objects and Tales of Kingship in the Medieval Mediterranean (Leiden: Brill, 2015), by Dr. Allegra Iafrate, winner of the 2014 Prix Marc de Montalembert. The book represents the outcome of the research project Le Trône errant du roi Salomon : étude d’un symbole culturel partagé en Méditerranée médiévale, directly supported by the Prix and dedicated to the circulation of objects and literary traditions related to Solomon from the X to the XIII centuries, particularly among Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean. http://www.brill.com/products/book/wandering-throne-solomon
At the Foundation in Rhodes, the Seminar on “The Filming of Social Research Interviews“, 18-19 novembre 2015, was convened by the Rhodes Project SCE and co-organized by the History and Social Sciences Lab of the Department of Primary Education of the University of Aegean. Key note speaker was Mr Vassilis Loules (documentary director). The seminar begun with a theoretical approach on the nature of historical documentary in contrast with other genres of filming followed by an analysis of the convergence as well as diversion points between documentary and social research. Two concrete exercises were carried out by the participants and discussed. The seminar ended with practical issues regarding film recording. The seminar was attended by 18 university students, local amateur film makers, lecturers of the University of Aegean and members of Rhodes Project SCE.
From 12 to 16 October, 2015 at the Foundation in Rhodes a seminar on “The Bible, archeology and history” was led by PP. Jean Baptiste Humbert, archeologist, and Jean Michel de Tarragon, specialist of the Bible and historian of religions, from the Ecole Biblique de Jérusalem. The subject of the seminar was mainly on the lights that recent archeological investigations shed on the history told by the Bible and its roots in the historical Middle East. A group of twenty two persons of different nationalities and religious orientations participated.