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ACIS Cassamarca scholarships for postgraduate research in Italy in 2017

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ACIS congratulates the three winners of the ACIS Cassamarca scholarships for postgraduate research in Italy in 2017. Paola Di Trocchio (University of Technology Sydney) has been awarded the Dino De Poli Scholarship for her project, Reading fashion in the museum through a case study of Anna Piaggi, Walking Museum, which investigates the life and work of Anna Piaggi (1931-2012), journalist, stylist and Vogue Italia contributor, and her impact on fashion culture and the museum. Anna Piaggi was a major figure in design and fashion history in Italy and beyond. In The Machine and the Arch  Shayani Fernando (University of Sydney) will examine traditional stone architecture in Italy, seeking to learn from past masonry structures to build for the future, expanding our knowledge to improve the maintenance and restoration of sandstone buildings in Australia. She will investigate dry stone construction techniques in Alberobello and take up a position as scholar-in-residence in Bari. The project of Julie Robarts (University of Melbourne), The poetry and the person of Margherita Costa, is a study of the early published poetry and Lettere amorose of Roman virtuosa singer, Margherita Costa (c1600-1664). It will be the first philological study of Costa’s poetry, and the first cultural-historical study of her authorship.

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ACIS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH IN ITALY IN 2017

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The Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS), supported by the Cassamarca Foundation (Treviso), is offering UP TO THREE scholarships worth A$6,000 each to provide postgraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand university with the opportunity to work on a research project in Italy in 2017. For one of the awards, the Dino De Poli Scholarship which honours the President of the Cassamarca Foundation, preference may be given to applications for research on any aspect of the culture, history and society of North East Italy. Details of eligibility and the application procedure are available here, accompanied by guidelines for describing projects. The closing date for applications is Friday 14 October 2016.

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ACIS Cassamarca scholarships for 2016

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ACIS congratulates Tara Auty (UWA), Catherine Blake (Sydney) and Jessica O’Leary (Monash) on being awarded ACIS Cassamarca scholarships for postgraduate research in Italy in 2016. Tara Auty will be working on ‘Community Emotions and Genre: Italian Neo-Latin Epic and the Fall of Constantinople‘; Catherine Blake on ‘Unstable Ground: Vitale Da Bologna between Form and Modality‘; and Jessica O’Leary, who was awarded the inaugural Dino De Poli Scholarship, on ‘Women and Kinship Diplomacy: Negotiation, Gift Exchange, and News in the Familial Network of the Aragonese of Naples‘. Descriptions of their projects can be found here. The Scholarships Committee noted that the applications were again of a very high standard and regretted that its budget prevented it from making more than three awards.

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