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2014 Fellowship Program

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Notice of Competition for 2014 Fellowships
Ancient and Modern. Paris, Rome, Turin 1670-1760

The Fellowship Program on the Age and the Culture of Baroque aims to promote innovative research in this area of humanities and to support career opportunities for young scholars in academic and cultural institutions. The theme of research proposals for the 2014 competition is:

Ancient and Modern. Paris, Rome, Turin 1670-1760

The ancient/modern dichotomy is a central point in European culture and, as such, it permeates Baroque thinking and its manifestations.

As modernity gains momentum, the ancient itself – the source of the classical ideal – reframes its representations and time references that become norms and sources of political and aesthetic legitimacy, in a dynamic relationship between a canon-based culture and the experimentation of diff erent identities.

In this dichotomy there are two major cultural production centers: Rome and Paris. Rome – by virtue of historical stratifi cation, extraordinary sedimentation of diff erent forms of ancient knowledge recognized into norms; Paris – by virtue of its political strategy, a deliberate sponsor of the forms and figures of modernity.

In this European cultural scenario, Turin is actively involved and engaged in the defi nition of its identity as a privileged vantage point to observe the trends afoot. It is also an experimental laboratory on taste and culture – measuring itself against Rome and Paris alike – driven by the exchange of ideas, practices, works and artists.

As a consequence, this competition requires not exclusively a general approach, but rather an analysis of a dynamic and complex pattern of relations: as such, it should be brought to light through the examination of key moments and signifi cant case studies.

Application deadline 30 June 2014, 24:00 (CEST) – CLOSED

Research projects and Fellows

Fellowships materials had been published in the Alti Studi sull’Età e la Cultura del Barocco series.