Ancient & Modern Research Prize 2014–15

By THE CORNUCOPIA BLOG | October 9, 2014

Entries are now open for Ancient & Modern, a scholarship for original research sponsored by Cornucopia and Halı magazines, and by Bonhams, Christies and Sotheby’s.

The ninth (2014/15) grant of £1,000 for a research project will be awarded to a candidate less than twenty-six or over sixty years of age. The runner-up will be awarded the £500 Godfrey Goodwin Prize, named after the leading authority on Ottoman architecture who supported the award in its inaugural years.

This year, the Ancient & Modern award for original research went to Dr Peter Andrews (76), who is using the grant to support the examination and recording of two important tents. Harriet Rix (23) took the £500 and will use it to follow the footsteps of Francis Vernon, a 17th-century Levantine traveller, who made his way across the Ottoman Empire c1676. Read more here. And Cornucopia 51 has an article on all the wonderful entries received this year, written by the art historian, sculptor and author John Carswell who started the award over 10 years ago.

Application deadline is April 30, 2015. Click here for how to apply. Please send all entries and enquiries to

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