Call: Paolo Prodi Award 2019

10 May 2019

The Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), with the Autonomous Province of Trento, the University of Trento, and the Centro Studi Paolo Prodi of Bologna has launched an award in honour of Paolo Prodi, founder and first director from 1973 to 1997 of the Istituto Storico Italo-Germanico / Italienisch-Deutsches Historisches Institut (ISIG).

FBK-ISIG conducts academic research on European history, with particular attention to the relationship between Italy and the German-speaking areas. The Center mainly focuses its research on Italian and German history from the early modern period to the contemporary age in a European context.

Paolo Prodi was an eminent scholar of the Age of the Reformation and Church history from the early modern period to the contemporary age. Under his direction, the Institute developed into an internationally renowned place for meeting and exchange on the main topics of European history.

Every two years, FBK awards a prize in his memory for a PhD thesis or a published monograph in turn, on topics suitably chosen for each edition.

The second edition of the Paolo Prodi Award, planned for this year, will honour a monograph first published 2016 or later on one of the following topics:

a) Early Modern and/or Contemporary Church History;

b) Relationship between States and Churches in the Early Modern Period;

c) History of the Reformation and its Repercussions in the Early Modern and/or Contemporary Period.

The jury, comprised of the Director of ISIG (the president) and four further members, will choose one among the submitted titles, which will be awarded 5.000 (five thousand) euros gross.

Printed books published with copyright 2016, 2017, 2018, or 2019 and written in one of the following languages: Italian, English, French, German, or Spanish are eligible for submission.

Publishers interested are asked to submit at most three titles via online form by no later than 12 noon, July 29, 2019, and to send three hard copies of each monograph to: Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Premio Paolo Prodi 2019 – via Santa Croce 77, I – 38122 Trento (date of postmark serves as proof).

The winner will be announced during the Giornata in ricordo di Paolo Prodi, which will be held on December 5, 2019, at the Foundation’s seat in via Santa Croce 77 in Trento.  On this occasion, the winner will deliver a Lecture.