The call for applications for the Prix Marc de Montalembert 2015 is published on the INHA’s website.
Applications will be accepted from October 1st, 2014 to November 30, 2014, either directly online on the INHA’s website or through postal mail.
Application deadline: November 30, 2014
nnual opening of the Foundation in Rhodes on the day of Saint Marc : presentation of the 2014 Marc de Montalembert grant to Alessia Leofreddi, Italy, for her project « The liturgy as “ musical drama ” of the Eastern Orthodox church in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina e Montenegro ». On this occasion Pandora Dourmisi, Greece, winner of the 2013 grant presented the results of her project Derelict earthen architecture in the west Balkan region in particular a series of photographs from her observations in Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovine and Croatia.
The 2014 Marc de Montalembert grant was awarded to Alessia LEOFREDDI, Italy, for her project « The liturgy as “ musical drama ” of the Eastern Orthodox church in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina e Montenegro ». The aim of the project is to study the Eastern Orthodox church’s liturgy and the symbolic function of ceremonial gestures as a language expressing popular mystical experiences.
At the seat of the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), in Paris, the 2014 Prix Marc de Montalembert was presented by Mr. Jean Pierre Van Staëvel, professeur d’archéologie des pays d’Islam and directeur adjoint de l’UFR d’Histoire de l’art et archéologie à l’Université de Paris Sorbonne, to Allegra IAFRATE, art historian from Italy for her research entitled “The Wandering Throne of Solomon : a study of a shared cultural symbol in the Medieval Mediterranean”. On this occasion Silvia ARMANDO, Prix Marc de Montalembert 2013 presented the results of her research on “Art and archeology in the medieval Mediterranean world through the correspondence and photographic archives of Ugo Monneret de Villard”. These results will be presented subsequently in a publication.
The winner of the 2014 Marc de Montalembert Prize is Dr Allegra IAFRATE, from Italy, PhD in art history of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy, for her research entitled “The Wandering Throne of Solomon : a study of a shared cultural symbol in the Medieval Mediterranean“.
The Prize will make possible the completion of a research project on the influence of the Solomonic heritage on Christian, Jewish and Islamic art during the Middle Ages. By focusing on King Solomon’s throne, the study aims at outlining a shared “Solomonic aesthetic”, quite widespread between the tenth and the thirteenth century, and by so doing, elaborate an interpretation of how objects of strong visual impact interact with written sources. The Prize will enable the author to prepare an illustrated publication on the subject.