Winners of both the DRUPA prizes for 2020 and 2021 have been announced, giving double reason to rejoice.
Art historian Nina Goldt was recognised for her dissertation ‘The Female Figure Image of the École de Paris in the Mirror of its Period of Origin’ with the 2021 prize, while philosopher René Baston collected the 2020 honour for his dissertation ‘Implicit Prejudices – a Philosophical Consideration’.
The award that comes with 6000 Euros prize money was presented by Messe Düsseldorf president and chief executive Wolfram Diener and Heinrich-Heine-University president Anja Steinbeck at a ceremony on August 17.
“The DRUPA Prize is an award and recognition for top performance in the humanities,” said Diener. “Both dissertations were graded summa cum laude, and I congratulate Nina Goldt and René Baston most sincerely – it doesn’t get any better than that.”
The award has supported young scientists from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities for more than 40 years. “This is a nice tradition that we want to continue in the future,” he said.