2015-08-20_lif_12119799_i1The new George Campbell Prize of the University of Malaga/Aula María Zambrano is dedicated to researches associated with Spanish or Irish universities who study any kind of relationship (artistic, historical, cultural, political, social, economic, etc.) between Ireland and Spain in the period 1965–2000.

The prize winner will receive 1,000€, and the runner-up 200€. More information on how to apply will soon be published on the Aula María Zambrano Transatlantic Studies web site, www.uma.es/amzet.

The Prize is named after the Irish artist George Campbell. Born in Arklow, Ireland, Campbell made Malaga his second home, spending more than six months in the city every year. His art was deeply influenced by the city, and the barrio where he lived, El Palo, features constantly in his work. The creation of this Prize matches the celebration of the first centenary of his birth, which will also be celebrated in Arklow with a small exhibition and the dedication of a memorial plaque on Campbell’s birthplace.