Morgan Ng, PhD Candidate in Architectural History, Harvard University, has been awarded the first annual Schulman and Bullard Article Prize, given each year to an article published by an early-career scholar that features compelling and innovative research on prints or printmaking. Ng’s article, “Milton’s Maps” appeared in Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry. Please click here for an open access link to download Ng’s article.
Two honorable mentions went to articles by Marisa Anne Bass and Alexandra Onuf. Bass contributed a catalogue essay, “Hieronymous Bosch and His Legacy as ‘Inventor,’” to the St. Louis Art Museum’s exhibition Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print. Onuf’s article “Old Plates, New Impressions: Local Landscape Prints in Seventeenth-Century Antwerp” appeared in Art Bulletin.
The Schulman and Bullard Article Prize, which carries a $2,000 prize, is generously sponsored by Susan Schulman and Carolyn Bullard. Following the mission of the Association of Print Scholars (APS), articles can feature aspects of printmaking across any geographic region and all chronological periods. Ng will also receive a print by artist Liz Zanis to commemorate his award. APS is currently accepting submissions for the 2016 prize up to the deadline of January 31, 2016. Please visit the Awards Page on the APS website more details about submitting an article for consideration.
Ng’s article argues that biblical maps, known to John Milton as he composed Paradise Lost, catalyzed the literary invention of the epic. The three members of the jury were impressed with Ng’s treatment of the cartographic figuration in the maps, writing that Ng’s article is “an insightful case study for how images can be treated, as not merely ornamental, illustrative, and marginal to the text, but equal partners with alphabetic signification and together forming a pluri-dimensional representation.” Further, the jurors praised the article for “blending smoothly the histories of art, literature, theology, science including cartography, and economics including seventeenth-century English land use, to produce an example of intellectual history at its best.”
APS would like to thank this year’s jurors for their hard work reading this year’s submissions: Suzanne Boorsch, Robert L. Solley Curator of Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery; Ruth E. Iskin, Professor Emeritus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; and Mark Pascale, Janet and Craig Duchossois Curator, Department of Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago and Adjunct Professor, Printmedia, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
APS is a nonprofit members’ group for enthusiasts of printmaking that brings together the diverse community of curators, collectors, academics, graduate students, artists, conservators, critics, independent scholars, and art dealers. APS’s goals are to encourage innovative and interdisciplinary study of printmaking and to facilitate dialogue among its members. Over 350 people from all over the world have become members since APS launched in 2014.
Please contact Angela Campbell, APS Grants Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this announcement.