Vanesa Rodriguez-Galindo Awarded the 2019 APS Publication Grant
Vanesa Rodriguez-Galindo has been awarded the 2019 Publication Grant from the Association of Print Scholars (APS) to support her forthcoming publication, Madrid on the Move: Feeling Modern and Visually Aware in the Nineteenth Century.
This book project examines illustrated print culture and the urban experience in nineteenth-century Spain. As Rodriguez-Galindo states, “It provides a fresh account of metropolitan modernity by looking beyond its canonical texts, artworks, and locations and exploring what being modern actually meant to people in their daily lives.” In doing so, the book explains the modern experience as part of a more fluid, global phenomenon. The funding supplied by the grant will provide resources to process photography and image permissions and travel to locate key sources in Madrid. The $2,000 award is funded by the Association of Print Scholars and through the generosity of C.G. Boerner and Harris Schrank, whom APS thanks for their support of the organization and its mission.
The three jurors agreed that the proposal was clearly argued and that, in focusing on this untapped subject, Rodriguez-Galindo’s book would convey “what modernity meant to Spain, and not simply what it looked like” by drawing on print culture and “linking printmaking to everyday image making and dissemination.” APS would like to thank Katherine Manthorne, Professor of Art History, CUNY Graduate Center; Ann Shafer, Independent Curator, Baltimore; and Christopher Sokolowski, Paper Conservator for Special Collections in the Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library, for their diligence and generosity in reading the submissions.
Vanesa Rodriguez-Galindo is a cultural and visual historian teaching at Florida International University. She holds an MA in Metropolitan History from the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, and a PhD in History of Art from UNED, Madrid. She has been a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Westminster and a visiting scholar at the University of Zurich and University of Miami. Her research interests include illustrated print cultures in Spain and Latin America, transnationalism, and urban and women’s studies. Her research has been supported by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and has been recognized by the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.