This year the prize will reward two Master’s Theses related to the history of figurative arts in the Southern Netherlands during the Burgundian period (late 14th – early 16th centuries). The first place will be awarded one thousand five hundred euros (1500 €) and the second place will be awarded one thousand euros (1000 €).
The works should be written in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, and must have been defended during the academic years of 2013 or 2014. Candidates will include with their application: a summary of their work as well as the jury results and a recommendation letter from their advisor.
The thesis should be submitted in two copies and should reach the Association before Friday October 3, 2014, proof of postage, and should be sent by regular mail to Mr. Serge HUSTACHE, President of the International scientific association Roger de le Pasture / Rogier van der Weyden, Cité Georges Point, rue Paul Pastur, 4, B-7500 Tournai, Belgium. Candidates must include their e-mail address with the package for e-mail confirmation of receipt. Copies will not be returned. They will be given to the Association’s collection in the Tournai City Library and, for ten years, they may only be consulted with author’s permission.
The Board of Directors of the Association is competent for any and all problems relating to the prize or for failure to comply with the above regulations. The Board’s decisions are final and no reasons will be given for non-selection.
Recent laureates of the Roger de la Pasture / Rogier van der Weyden Prize:
2012 : Élodie DE ZUTTER (Université libre de Bruxelles) und Ruben SUYKERBUYK (Universiteit Gent), for their Master thesis on a portrait of Philip the Good kept in the St Magdalen Hospital in Ath and Michiel Coxcie’s copies of old masters.
2010 : Dominic DELARUE (Universität Heidelberg) and Silvia CAPORALETTI (Università degli Studi diPadova), for their Master thesis on the Vie de saint Josse, an illuminated manuscript from the Burgundian ducal library and the influence of Flemish art on Giovanni Boccati and Antonio da Fabriano, painters from the Marche region.
2008: Chrystèle BLONDEAU (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) and Didier MARTENS (Université libre de Bruxelles), for a collection of three important publications.