Wolfgang Metzger Award 2022

 

Professor Dr. Mauro Antonelli, University of Milano-Bicocca, is the winner of the selection procedure by the international committee. He was awarded the Wolfgang Metzger Prize 2022 for his book 'Vittorio Benussi in the History of Psychology'. He will give a lecture entitled 'Vittorio Benussi and Gestalt Theory' at the award ceremony on 7 July 2022 at the meeting of the Society for Gestalt Theory and its Applications in Trieste.

 

The Wolfgang Metzger Young Researcher Awards went to
Ms. Vanessa Heidt for her Master's thesis at the Karlsruhe University of Education on 'Classroom Leadership in a Team. An Empirical Study on Teachers' Perceptions of Relationships in School' and to Ms. Vanessa Heidt for her Master's thesis on 'Classroom Leadership in a Team'.
and to
Ms Paula Möller for her Bachelor's thesis, also at the University of Education Karlsruhe, on 'Errors and error culture in the school context - a literature review'.
The awards will be presented at the GTA conference in Trieste.

This award is named after Wolfgang Metzger, a student of Max Wertheimer and one of the leading members of the second generation of the Berlin Gestalt School.

In the first period of this award it was granted by decision of the board of directors of the GTA to eminent people in Gestalt science and research for outstanding achievements. In 1987, the award went to Gaetano Kanizsa and Riccardo Luccio (Italy) and in 1989 it went to Gunnar Johansson (Sweden).

Since 1999 the award has been granted every second or third year by the board of directors of the GTA based on an international public award contest and a screening and review of the submittals by an international scientific Award Committee.

The first prize winners since 1999 were: Giovanni Bruno Vicario (Italy) and Yoshie Kiritani (Japan), Peter Ulric Tse (USA), Fredrik Sundqvist (Sweden), Cees van Leeuwen (NL/Japan), Baingio Pinna (Italy), Tom Steinert (Germany), Johan Wagemans (Belgium) and Jan Koenderink (Belgium), Karen Brüning (Germany), Dirk Paul Bogner (Germany) und Michael Stadler (Austria). You can download some of the award winning papers from our award winners' page.

Applicants for the Metzger Award 2023 had to submit a scientific paper (in English or German) inspired by Gestalt theory and that contributes to the research or the application of Gestalt theory in the physical sciences, the humanities, the social sciences, the economic sciences, or any other field of human studies. Hence, the paper can deal with a subject from psychology, philosophy, medicine, arts, architecture, linguistics, musicology or other fields of research or application of research as long as it is inspired by a Gestalt theoretical approach.

Submissions were due by the end of June 2021.

The first prize winner receives € 1000 and is invited as the award speaker to the international Scientific Convention of the GTA in Trieste, July 2022. The award winning paper is published in the international multidisciplinary journal Gestalt Theory  in the submitted version or in an adapted form.

Members of the Award Committee were: Hellmuth Metz-Göckel (Dortmund/FRG, chair), Geert-Jan Boudewijnse (Montreal/Canada), Baingio Pinna (Sassari/Italy),  Silvia Bonacchi (Warsaw/Poland), Cees van Leuween (Leuven, Belgium), Ugo Savardi† (Verona, Italy)

The price winners of the Wolfgang Metzger Award 2022 and the price winners of the Young Academics Achievement Awards 2022 will been honoured at the GTA-conference in Trieste, July 2022

If you have questions about the Wolfgang Metzger Award 2024 please contact the Metzger Award committee: metzger-award@gestalttheory.net.

 

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The price winners of the Wolgang Metzger Award 2019 and the price winners of the Young Academics Achievement Awards 2019 have been honoured at the GTA-conference in warsaw

 

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Wolfgang Metzger Award 2017

The International Society for Gestalt Theory and its Applications 
granted the Wolfgang Metzger Award 2017 to

Dr. Karen Brüning
University of Osnabrück
 
in recognition of her dissertation ‘Die Rezeption der Gestaltpsychologie in Robert Musils Frühwerk’
(‘The reception of Gestalt psychology in the early writings of Robert Musil’).
 

 

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The international Society for Gestalt Theory and its Applications
granted the Wolfgang Metzger Award 2015 to

Jan Koenderink
(University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and Utrecht University),
for his treatise
"Ontology of the Mirror World"
 

The award ceremony has been held during the 19th Scientific Convention of the GTA at the University of Parma, Italy, on Friday, May 22nd, 2015. The award lecture will be published in the journal Gestalt Theory.

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The international Society for Gestalt Theory and its Applications
granted the Wolfgang Metzger Award 2013 to

Tom Steinert
Bauhaus-University Weimar / Technical University Berlin
for his treatise
"Komplexe Wahrnehmung und moderner Städtebau"
[Complex perception and modern urban planning]

and to

Johan Wagemans
University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Institute of Advanced Studies (IEA) Paris
for his treatise
"A Century of Gestalt Psychology in Visual Perception: II. Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations"

The award ceremony has been held during the 18th Scientific Convention of the GTA at the University of Education in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Friday, April 4th, 2013. The award lectures will be published in the journal Gestalt Theory