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School of Classical Studies

Kimberly Bowes on the School of Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome
Library Readers, 1951
Memories from the Academy, 1955
Peter Carl, FAAR'75 at the Pantheon
George Hoston, FAAR'69
Going Up the Dome of the Pantheon
Doris Taylor, FAAR'49
Library Readers
Photo by Annie Schlechter
George Lewis, RAAR'10 and Arnold Davidson
James Franklin, FAAR'75
Library Reader
Photo by Annie Schlechter
Taking in the View
Tour by Frank Brown, FAAR'33, RAAR'54
Freeman Brown
Fellows at the Colosseum
On the roof of the Pantheon
Fellows at the Colosseum
Contemporary Excursion
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School of Classical Studies

Founded in 1895 as the American School of Classical Studies in Rome (which merged into the Academy in 1913), the Academy's scholarly division offers fellowships in all phases of Italy's history and culture, from the ancient world to modern times. Each year, through its Rome Prize competition, the Academy awards twelve fellowships for research in Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Italian Studies. The Academy also hosts the recipients of other fellowships in the humanities including the Italian Exchange fellowships, Mellon East-Central European Visiting Scholar fellowships, and the Burkhardt fellowships of the American Council of Learned Societies. Other scholars are invited to apply to be part of the community at the Academy through the Visiting Artists and Scholars program.

The School of the Classical Studies sponsors conferences and lectures during the course of the year, organizes a series of trips and tours of Rome and Italy for scholars, and participates in a range of archaeological projects. In addition, the Academy offers several summer programs in the humanities: Classical Summer School; Summer Program in Archaeology; Summer Program in Roman Pottery; Scuola di Etruscologia e Archeologia dell'Italia Antica; and, usually, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar.

The Summer Programs in Archaeology and Roman Pottery are aimed largely at graduate students. Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and high school teachers may apply for the Classical Summer School. College teachers, affiliated with institutions that do not have major graduate programs in their special areas of interest, may apply to the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar. The School of Classical Studies is headed by Kimberly Bowes, FAAR'06, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the School of Classical Studies.
 

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