ACIS has established a biennial Essay Prize in memory of Jo-Anne Duggan (1962-2011), a very talented photo-media artist and scholar whose engagement in original ways with Italian culture and history won great admiration in a professional life cut cruelly short. Her work, viewable at The Colour Factory and illustrated by the backdrop to our website, shows remarkable breadth, dealing in particular with Italian Renaissance material culture seen through what she called her ‘postcolonial eye’. The Prize, to be awarded for the first time in 2015, is worth $1000 for the best essay and $250 each for up to two runners-up. It is open to early career researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates from Australia and New Zealand and will be awarded for essays or creative work on a topic which draws on Jo-Anne’s work and inspiration. The deadline for submissions is 1 MARCH 2015. Full details on eligibility and submissions can be found HERE.