Professor Anne Schiller was recently invited to Florence, Italy to receive the 2018 Fonticine Prize for her publications on culture and heritage in the city’s historic center. The Fonticine Prize, awarded annually by the non-profit association I Sopravvisuti del San Lorenzo, takes its name from a recently-restored fifteenth century ceramic masterwork by Della Robbia. During the awards ceremony Schiller’s ethnographic writings were described as capturing the essence of historic center life today. The selection committee noted that, based on her intensive fieldwork, depictions of local society, and the interest that her publications have generated, Professor Schiller deserves to be considered part of the local community, despite not being Florentine by birth.
January 07, 2019