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Duke University (Durham, NC 27705-4677)
Caroline Bruzelius (Project Director: November 2009 to May 2017)
William L. Tronzo (Co Project Director: September 2010 to May 2017)

Collaborative Research
Research Programs

$200,000 (approved)
$199,881 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2011 – 11/30/2015

The Kingdom of Sicily 1130-1442: A Digital Archive and Book

Study of the architecture of the medieval Kingdom of Sicily, culminating in the creation of a co-authored book and a digital archive of visual and textual sources. (36 months)

We are applying for a collaborative grant to undertake a study of architecture as an instrument of power and authority in the Medieval Kingdom of Sicily, and to move discussion of this geographical area from a purely European context to that of the medieval Mediterranean world. The project has two components: a co-authored monograph in print with a historical and analytical narrative, and a digital archive of visual and textual sources produced by a research team. The digital archive will include historical documents, bibliography, drawings, prints, paintings, maps, and photographs. Duke University has agreed to provide the technical infrastructure and help us develop a sustainability plan. The catalogue will bring together widely-dispersed materials to document the rich visual culture of Southern Italy.