‘An Artful Relic: The Shroud of Turin in Baroque Italy’ Wins Bainton Book Prize

Andrew Casper (Miami Univeristy) was awarded the 2022 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) for Best Book in Art and Music History.

His book An Artful Relic: The Shroud of Turin in Baroque Italy, published by Penn State University Press in 2021, examines the controversial Shroud of Turin as a religious image from the late 1500s through 1600s.

The Roland H. Bainton Book Prizes are awarded yearly for the best books written in English within the time frame of 1450-1660 in four categories: Art and Music History, History and Theology, Literature, and Reference Works. Criteria for selection include quality and originality of research, methodological skill and/or innovation, development of fresh and stimulating interpretations or insights, and literary quality.


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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