Glendinning PhD Studentship in Spanish Studies awarded

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The Nigel Glendinning PhD Studentship in Spanish Studies has been awarded to Akemi Herráez Vossbrink.

Akemi's thesis will examine the New World reception of the Spanish seventeenth-century artist Francisco de Zurbarán’s oeuvre. Special attention will be given to Zurbarán and his workshop’s painting series of saints, archangels and Spanish legendary figures produced for the Colonial market from the 1630’s to the 1650’s.

Her thesis will also answer global questions on seventeenth-century trade, indigenous interactions and identities, and Spain’s role in exporting and transforming its image for the Americas.

As part of the Glendinning PhD studentship, funding will be available to host an international conference at King’s on the topic of 17th and 18th century Spanish art and literature, expected to be held in 2018.

For more details see the King's members' website.

28 July 2015