IEV 2020 Awards
The Institute of Valencian Studies announces two prizes within the Valencian cultural world for 2020: the Luís Alcañiz Research Award and the Manuela Solís Clarás Creation Award.
These awards want to honor those leading figures of Valencian history, promote research and creation in the Valencian language.
Luís Alcañiz (Xativa 1440 - Valencia 1510) was a Valencian doctor and poet, his family was a Jewish convert, he occupied the first chair of medicine at the University of Valencia and published the book "Condom and Pestilence Regiment of the Pestilence" with indications to prevent and cure the plague.
Manuela Solís (Valencia 1962/10) was a Valencian gynecologist, the first Valencian university student and the first woman to obtain a degree in medicine from the University of Valencia.