The Cohen Awards Funds - announcement of the awardees

It is a great pleasure for me to announce the three awardees of the Cohen Awards Funds for IAML Congress Travel 2022:

  • Lizzy Buckle, The Foundling Museum and Royal Holloway, University of London, UK  
  • Wilhelm Delport, University of Cape Town, South Africa  
  • Julia Pestke, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne, Germany   

The Liesbeth Hoedemaeker-Cohen Fund for IAML Congress Travel was established in Liesbeth’s honor on 24 February 2017. The H. Robert Cohen / RIPM Fund for IAML Congress Travel was established in 2019 on the occasion of RIPM’s fortieth birthday, in recognition of RIPM’s contribution to international scholarship and of those who created and contribute to it. Both awards have been established by the Cohen Family Charitable Fund. 

On behalf of the Committee, I would like to sincerely thank Robert Cohen for generously supporting members who are in the beginning of their careers this way. Our surveys show that the participants of IAML’s international congresses rate the value of attendance very high. One thing that is considered particularly valuable is the possibility to network. I am very happy that our three awardees will have this opportunity to receive professional inspiration as well as meeting colleagues from all over the world. And this year will be very special when the IAML community finally meets again, after three years of separation, due to the pandemic! 

I take this opportunity to, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, warmly welcome you to the congress and to the city, famous for its beauty and musical heritage! If you have not already done so, please register at your earliest convenience. 

II am looking forward very much to meet Lizzy Buckle, Wilhelm Delport, Julia Pestke – and many other friends and colleagues – in Prague this summer! 


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