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Her Majesty the Queen presented Carlsberg Foundation prize and fellowship

Her Majesty the Queen presents ”Queen Margrethe’s Roman Prize” 2017 to Ph.D. Christine Jeanneret, University of Copenhagen.

Ph.d. Christine Jeanneret from the University of Copenhagen and Ph.d. Trine Johanne Arlund Hass from Aarhus University Friday night received 
”Queen Margrethe’s Roman Prize” 2017 and ”
HM Queen Margrethe II’s Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Danish Academy in Rome”.

The prize and fellowship, which are both instituted by the Carlsberg Foundation, were presented by Her Majesty the Queen at the annual celebration at the Danish Institute in Rome.

In 2015, the Carlsberg Foundation established the “Queen Margrethe’s Roman Prize”. The prize is awarded to strengthen and honour the research performed at or in relation to the Danish Institute in Rome.

Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation Flemming Besenbacher with the recipients of the Carlsberg Foundation prize and postdoctoral fellowship: Ph.D. Christine Jeanneret, University of Copenhagen (right), and Ph.D. Trine Johanne Arlund Hass, Aarhus University.

”HM Queen Margrethe II’s Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Danish Academy in Rome” is extraordinarily awarded on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Kay Fisker building, which is home to the institute. The fellowship is granted a 2-3 three-year research stay at the institute.

“The Carlsberg Foundation regards the Danish Institute in Rome very highly, and our mutual history goes back a long way. Already  in the mid-19th century, brewer J.C. Jacobsen travelled to Rome, and since the establishment of the Carlsberg Foundation in 1876, the foundation has financed many research projects related to Roman archaeology and culture. It was also the Carlsberg Foundation, which on 2 September 1961 the 150th birthday of the brewer, decided to fund the beautiful building designed by Kay Fisker, which has now been the home of the Danish Institute for 50 years. Therefore, it is a great pleasure to be able to award a postdoctoral fellowship on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the inauguration. This year as well, it is a very special pleasure to award the “Queen Margrethe’s Roman Prize”, which was presented by Her Majesty the Queen herself at the annual celebration at the Danish Institute,” says Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation.

About Christine Jeanneret and motivation of the prize

Christine Jeanneret, PhD and musical historian at the University of Copenhagen, is an internationally recognised musicologist. Her research interests include early Italian music, performance practice, madrigals, baroque cantatas, Italian opera of the 18th century, the body onstage and costumes. Her latest research project in cooperation with multiple Danish and Scandinavian researchers deal with a quite new area: the introduction of Italian opera to Denmark in the 18th century and the relation to the culture of the Court at the time.

It is due to the merits of Christine Jeanneret, that a new international research field is brought to Denmark. She has won several prestigious international scholarships and participates in big international research projects. In a Danish context, Christine Jeanneret brings well needed internationalisation of a research field of great relevance to The Danish Institute.

About Trine Johanne Arlund Hass

Trine Johanne Arlund Hass, PhD and classical philologist at Aarhus University, receives the “HM Queen Margrethe II’s Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Danish Academy in Rome” of DKK 2 million for the project “Our Ceasar. Gaius Julius Ceasar’s Danish receptions”

The project will examine Danish Ceasar receptions, primarily through Danish material. It is an individual study, however linked to the Danish excavation at Ceasar’s Forum, which will be a significant project. The excavation is supported by The Carlsberg Foundation with DKK 11 million.

Read more about the excavation of Ceasar’s Forum                                          



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