The painting, "Saint Jerome in His Study" was done by Vincenzo Catena (1480-1531), a pupil of Giovanni Bellini, and a contemporary of Titian and Giorgione, who were fellow-students. The subject of the work, Jerome (347-420), a priest and theologian, famously translated the Bible into Latin from texts in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Old Latin, referred to as the Vulgate, the most influential text in Western European society for over a thousand years. One of the four great Latin Doctors of the Church, he is known as the Patron Saint of those who write, catalogue, and translate. The image speaks to the historical scholarship we hope to build with a community of research fellows.Our Research Fellows Program is aimed at encouraging high-quality research in domains related to the advancement and renewal of civil society. This work may include historical and theoretical research into the intrusions of the market economy and the state into the domain of civil society, but is aimed, more broadly, at solving some of the theoretical and organizational problems impairing the functioning amd development of civil society itself.
We are pleased to welcome Ms. Holtz as our first appointment in 2018.