Carter Manny Award


Jacques Androuet du Cerceau, Château of Blois, exterior façade of Louis XII wing and interior façade of Francis I wing, 1570. Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum.

Doctoral candidate Elisabeth Narkin is the recipient of the 2016 Carter Manny Award for research, which comes with a $15,000 prize, for her dissertation Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood in France, 1499–1610. Elisabeth’s dissertation explores architecture’s relationship to conceptions of childhood and its role in the monarchy’s symbolic self-representation and evolving political strategies. Congratulations, Elisabeth!