The 2015 Marc de Montalembert grant is awarded to Judith Bouchier-Végis, France, for her project “Feminine identities (or portraits of women) from Italy, Greece and Bulgaria through folk songs and their stories : from the origins until today, and their impact on modern music ”. The aim of the project is to meet women who song in the three countries, to record the encounters and the songs, and share their stories and their songs with the aim to compose a sound travel book.
At the seat of the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), in Paris, the 2015 Prix Marc de Montalembert was presented by Mr. Philippe Morel, professor of modern art history and director of Centre d’Histoire de l’Art de la Renaissance at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, to Joana BARRETO, docteur en histoire de l’art moderne of Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, for her research entitled « Naples, carrefour artistique entre Occident, Afrique et Orient » at the time of the Aragon during the XVth century. On this occasion Dr Allegra IAFRATE, art historian from Italy and winner of the 2014 Prix Marc de Montalembert delivered a lecture entitled “ Concerning the throne and other salomonic objects : notes on a shared tradition in the Medieval Mediterranean ” and presenting the results of her research on “The Wandering Throne of Solomon : a study of a shared cultural symbol in the Medieval Mediterranean”. These results have been submitted to a publisher for publication.
The winner of the 2015 Marc de Montalembert Prize is Joana BARRETO, from France, PhD in art history of Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, for her research entitled “Naples, carrefour artistique entre Occident, Afrique et Orient“. The Prize will make possible the further development of a research project on cultural and artistic exchanges in the Mediterranean world. It bears more specifically on the period when the Aragon reigned on the Kingdom of Naples during the XV century.