The names of the 2010 winners were announced today in a public event:
Carlo Ginzburg (Italy), Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, for
European History, 1400-1700 (including the British Isles)
Manfred Brauneck (Germany), University of Hamburg, for
The History of Theatre in All Its Aspects
Shinya Yamanaka (Japan/USA), Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences at Kyoto University, for
Stem Cells: Biology and Potential Applications
Jacob Palis (Brazil), Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro for Mathematics (pure or applied)
The Balzan Prizes 2010 have been announced in Milan by the Chairman of the Balzan General Prize Committee, Salvatore Veca, together with the President of the Balzan “Prize” Foundation, Ambassador Bruno Bottai, at the Corriere della Sera Foundation. The profiles of the winners and the motivations of the Prizes (which will be awarded by the President of the Italian Republic, during a ceremony to be held in Rome on November 19) were presented by four prestigious members of the General Prize Committee:
Quentin Skinner read the motivation for the assignment of the Prize for European History, 1400-1700 (including the British Isles) to Carlo Ginzburg: “For the exceptional combination of imagination, scholarly precision and literary skill with which he has recovered and illuminated the beliefs of ordinary people in Early-modern Europe”.
Gottfried Scholz read the motivation for the assignment of the Prize for The History of Theatre in All Its Aspects to Manfred Bauneck “For his wide-ranging account of two and a half millennia in the history of European theatre, as well as his research on currents and events of an international nature in the world of theatre”.