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Vittore Branca Center
Scholarships

3 AND 6 MONTHS RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE STUDY OF ITALIAN CULTURE

The “Vittore Branca” International Center for the Study of Italian Culture offers two different types of residential scholarships to scholars wishing to spend a research period in Venice between May 2016 and May 2017: 6 months (PhD) and 3 months (post-doc). The scholarships are offered to Italian and international scholars wishing to further their studies of Italian culture – especially that of the Veneto –  with an interdisciplinary approach in one of the following fields: art history, literature, music, drama, early printed books, Venetian history and comparative cultures and spiritualities. Candidates shall propose a research topic specifically focused on the archives and documents kept in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice.

Application deadline: 10 March 2016

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RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR “SECOND AND THIRD GENERATION” ITALIAN SCHOLARS

In memory of Olivo and Vilma Andreazza, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini has created 3 and 6 month residential scholarship to enable “second and third generation” Italians (i.e. children and grandchildren of Italians who emigrated to work abroad) to come to Italy for a study period at the Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture. The scholarships is offered to PhD students, to complete a dissertation (6 month scholarship), or post-doctorate  scholars (3 month scholarship) interested in studying Italian culture – especially that of the Veneto –  with an interdisciplinary approach in one of the following fields: art history, literature, music, drama, early printed books, Venetian history and comparative cultures and spiritualities.

Application deadline: 10 March 2016

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THREE RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LITERARY STUDIES IN MEMORY OF BENNO GEIGER

The Giorgio Cini Foundation offers three residential scholarships (one month each) for studies focused on the Benno Geiger Archive, which is preserved and developed on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, as well as on other literary archives held by the Foundation. The scholarships are in accordance with Elsa Geiger Ariè’s will and are associated with the “Premio letterario Benno per la traduzione poetica”, an annual poetry translation prize, set up to commemorate her father.

Application deadline: 30 June 2016

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BIRÛN. OTTOMAN MUSIC WORKSHOPS DIRECTED BY KUDSI ERGUNER: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SIX SCHOLARSHIPS

From 14 to 19 March 2016, the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, is holding the fifth edition of Bîrûn, a series of advanced workshops on Ottoman classical music, directed by Kudsi Erguner, and addressed to professional or semi-professional musicians.

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini is offering six scholarships for singers and instrumentalists who will then form an ensemble at the workshop. Instruments particularly requested are: ney (flute), ‘ûd (short-necked lute), tanbûr (long-necked lute), kanûn (plucked box zither), kemençe (bowed box-shaped lute) or yayli tanbûr (bowed long-necked lute) and percussions – def or bender (frame drums), zarb (goblet drum) and kudûm (drums).

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Application deadline: 1 February 2016

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SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE STUDY OF 20TH CENTURY GLASS-MAKING ART IN VENICE 

Thanks to the contribution of Pentagram Stiftung, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini offers one 6 month-residential scholarship worth 12,500 euros for the purpose of studying 20th-century glass-making art in Venice. Part of the Stanze del Vetro project, the scholarship will be awarded to an Italian or foreign PhD student, to be used in completing a thesis, or to an Italian or foreign post-doctorate scholar wishing to spend six months doing research at the Glass Study Center in the Institute of Art History in the period April–December 2016.

Candidates shall propose a research topic preferably focused on the archives and documents in the Glass Study Center.

Application deadline: 31 January 2016

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / YOUNG VOCAL QUARTETS AND QUINTETS SPECIALISED IN 16TH CENTURY REPERTOIRES

A new call for applications aimed at young vocal quartets and quintets specialised in 16th century repertoires has been issued, on the occasion of the next Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminars, to take place on May 11-15, 2015. This year Seminar will be focused on the topic: Battles and Lamentations: Janequin and Carpentras. Tradition and innovation in 16th century France (1520-1540).

The Seminar will compare the extraordinary compositional techniques of two of the major polyphonists of the second quarter of the 16th century in France, Clement Janequin (c. 1485-after 1558) and Elzéar Genet alias Carpentras (c. 1470-1548), whose stylistic and generic choices are just as different as their biographies.

Application deadline: 15 Februrary 2016

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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ONE 6-MONTH RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF BRUNO VISENTINI

In memory of Bruno Visentini (1914-1995) twenty years since his death, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini has created a six-month residential scholarship worth 12,500 euros to enable researchers to spend a study period at the Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture. The scholarships is offered to PhD students, to complete a dissertation, or post-doctorate scholars interested in studying Italian culture – especially that of the Veneto – with an interdisciplinary approach in one of the following fields: art history, Venetian history, literature, music, drama, early printed books and comparative cultures and spiritualities.

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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TEN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR A MASTERCLASS WITH SHOBANA JEYASINGH: “FROM BHARATA NATYAM TO CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUES”

The Giorgio Cini Foundation offers ten scholarships to professional or semi-professional dancers with at least two years experience in a dance company, to partecipate to a two-day intensive contemporary dance Masterclass, focused on exploring new languages and crossovers between the practice of traditional non-European dance and contemporary Western dance. In addition to the scholarships, the Foundation offers a contribution to funding for a further 10 applicants.

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FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI – ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI DANZA / Research Grant dedicated to Pina Bausch, Honorary Director of the Accademia

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini and the Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Rome have created a research grant dedicated to Pina Bausch, Honorary Director of the Accademia, to bring a dance student – selected by curriculum and research project – to Venice, to pursue research in the field of choreutics for one month, working on documents held in the Study Centre for Documentary Research into European Theatre and Opera.

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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THREE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDIES ON “BENNO GEIGER” ARCHIVE AND OTHER LITERARY ARCHIVES

The Giorgio Cini Foundation offers three scholarships for studies focused on the Benno Geiger Archive, which is preserved and developed on the Island of San Giorgio, as well as on other literary archives held by the Foundation. The scholarships are in accordance with Elsa Geiger Ariè’s will and are associated with the “Premio letterario Benno per la traduzione poetica”, an annual poetry translation prize, set up to commemorate her father.

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FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI – OXFORD UNIVERSITY/TORCH – Visiting Studentships, Fellowships, and Professorships 

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini is pleased to announce a new series of collaborations with TORCH – The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, generously funded by the John Fell OUP Fund, that will bring students and professors from Oxford to Venice, to pursue research projects at the Cini’s Vittore Branca Center for visiting scholars. This year grant holders are: Harriet Boyd-Bennett (Musicology), Malcolm Bull (Art History), Lisandra Costiner (Renaissance Studies), Luca Zenobi (History of Venice) and Katie Lynn-Gardner (Theatre Studies). 

Info: Oxford University / TORCH

FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI – RENAISSANCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA RESEARCH GRANT / Patricia H. Labalme Grant

In 2011 Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Renaissance Society of America (RSA) established the Patricia H. Labalme Grant, awarding $3,000 to a selected American scholar willing to study Renaissance-related topics in Venice, working at the Vittore Branca Center for one month. This year grant holder is Clement Godbarge, from New York University, who will work on the research topic “The Scepter of Asclepius: Medicine and Politics in Renaissance Mantua 1328-1630.”

Info: The RSA – Patricia H. Labalme Grant

FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI – RENAISSANCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA – KRESS GRANT / Patricia H. Labalme Grant

In 2014 Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Renaissance Society of America (RSA), with the generous support of the Kress Foundation, established the RSA-Kress Patricia H. Labalme Grant, awarding $3,000 to a selected American art historian willing to study Renaissance Art-related topics in Venice, working at the Vittore Branca Center for one month. This year grant holder is Lorenzo Buonanno, from Columbia University, who will work on the research topic “Sculpture in Renaissance Venice: Carving in the City of Colorito, c.1460-c.1530.”

Info: The RSA-Kress Patricia H. Labalme Grant