The Wolfgang Ratjen Award is an annual award for distinguished research in the field of graphic arts. The prize, funded by the Wolfgang Ratjen Foundation, is curated and presented by the Association of Friends of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich ('CONIVNCTA FLORESCIT’). The purpose of this award, which honours the memory of the collector Wolfgang Ratjen (1943-1997), is to encourage younger scholars to address neglected topics and to bring the results of their work to the attention of a broader public. The winning candidate chosen by an independent committee of scholars, will receive € 5,000 and is expected to spend three months conducting research at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.
Dr Elizabeth Savage (née Upper) is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Material Text, Faculty of English, and Research Fellow, Department of History of Art at Cambridge University. While completing her Gerda Henkel Stiftung-funded PhD in History of Art at Cambridge University, she was elected Munby Fellow in Bibliography. She has curated exhibitions at the British Museum and Cambridge University Library and co-edited Printing Colour 1400–1700: Histories, Techniques, Functions and Receptions (2015). Her next book is under contract with the British Academy/Oxford University Press. She has held fellowships at institutions including the Herzog August Bibliothek, Newberry Library and Warburg Institute, and her research has received the Wolfgang Ratjen-Preis and awards from Bibliographical Society of America and American Printing History Association.