Doctoral candidate Lacy Gillette has received a Fulbright Student Award for dissertation research in Erlangen, Germany. The award will support research over a 10-month period beginning in September 2019. Lacy is conducting her research at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, in the Institute of Art History, where she will work with Prof. Drs. Ursula Rautenberg and Christina Strunck.
While in Germany, Lacy will focus on the work of sixteenth-century printmaker Jost Amman of Nuremberg. Amman’s work informs Lacy’s larger study of the history of the book, specifically in using the book format to create social hierarchies. The university offers a rare book library, that not only houses Amman’s works, but also those of his contemporaries, such as Tobias Stimmer. Lacy also plans to conduct research at the Germanische Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg and the Stadtarchiv Nuremberg (city archives), and also travel to Frankfurt am Main and Wolfenbüttel.
I am so very thankful for the support and encouragement of Dr. Stephanie Leitch and the Department of Art History throughout the application process. It is an honor, as a Fulbright scholar, to be given the opportunity to experience Germany and study its amazing book culture.
Administered by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Student Awards program offers grants for recent college graduates, graduate students, and young professionals to study, research, and/or teach English in participating countries around the world for one year. Lacy is one of ten outstanding Florida State University graduate students and alumni who were awarded Fulbrights for the 2019–20 academic year. Two of these ten scholars are students in the College of Fine Arts: Lacy and Cristian Mercado, School of Theatre.