Publication prize of the Bibliotheca Hertziana

The Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History offers a publication prize for outstanding art historical studies. The prizewinner will be offered comprehensive proofreading and editing of their research work, and at the discretion of the Bibliotheca Hertziana the prize may be supplemented by a research fellowship of up to three months in Rome for the purpose of revising the manuscript for publication. The winning manuscript will be included in one of the Bibliotheca Hertziana's renowned publication series.

Only completed and unpublished research projects can be submitted. Thematically, these should be devoted to the history of Italian art or architecture (from late antiquity to the present day), ideally reflecting the main research areas of the Bibliotheca Hertziana, such as culture-specific spatial knowledge and spatial concepts in maps, pictures and texts; the history of Neapolitan art; Rome's art scene in the 20th and 21st centuries; as well as the history of the discipline of art history.

Furthermore, it is expressly desired that the winning project employs an innovative or interdisciplinary research approach and is dedicated to Italian art and cultural history, more specifically Neapolitan and Roman art and history in its European/global context, or investigates aesthetic, medium-historical or scientific-historical questions of the subject.

To participate in the selection process, the following documents must be submitted (all documents must be summarized in a single pdf file):

  • Summary of the research project on 5-10 pages, taking into account the scientific approach and presenting the most important research results
  • Table of contents and indication of the number of all characters and illustrations of the entire study
  • Short curriculum vitae with contact details and list of publications

From the first application process, five projects will be chosen for final selection. The finalists are asked to submit the entire manuscript with the corresponding images.

Deadline: June, 30, 2018

Applications via e-mail to: scholl(at)