The Renaissance Studies article prize 2021 goes to Clement Onn for ‘Circulating art and visual hybridity: cross-cultural exchanges between Portugal, Japan, and Spain’, Vol. 34 No. 4, pages 624-649, September 2020 (DOI: 10.1111/rest.12592).
The judges noted that this was an ambitious article with the potential to influence future developments in Renaissance studies by proposing a re-centring of discourse around global approaches through entangled histories of material culture flows and exchanges. By placing Asia at the centre of production and distribution networks of particular art forms, the article adopts an innovative approach argued around a rich body of visual evidence.
An honourable mention was also made for Ivana Bicak’s article, ‘A guinea for a guinea pig: a manuscript satire on England’s first animal–human blood transfusion,’ Vol. 34 No. 2, pages 173-190, April 2020 (DOI: 10.1111/rest.12571).
The members of the prize committee commented: As ever, the quality was extremely high. The judges noted it was a pleasure to read all of the articles, and to see how Renaissance Studies continues to support the best new work from scholars at all stages of their careers and across all disciplines.