I'm writing to bear the happy news that Claudio Vellutini has just been awarded the Ernst Mach Fellowship from the Österreichische Austausch Dienst (the Austrian Exchange Service). The fellowship is sponsored by the Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs. It will allow Claudio to spend the whole of next academic year in Austria to do research on his doctoral dissertation "Cultural Engineering: Italian Opera in Restoration Vienna."
Hats off to Claudio! We will miss him, but will be glad to welcome him back in 2013-14 with armloads of new materials!
Yours with all the best,