April 2013

April 29, 2013

Bruce Babbitt Searches for Meaning in the Aurelian Wall

Bruce Babbitt is the James Marston Fitch Historic Preservationist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome and a planning consultant in Washington, DC.

April 25, 2013

Camille Mathieu Investigates the Interdisciplinary Work of French Painters in Napoleonic Rome

Camille S. Mathieu is the winner of the Donald and Maria Cox/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize (Year Two of a Two-Year Fellowship) in Modern Italian Studies and Ph.D candidate in and Department of the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley.

April 20, 2013

A Lecture by Barry Strauss on Spartacus: The Man, the Myth, the Legacy

Wednesday evening’s lecture by Barry Strauss, RAAR’13, Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University, took place in the elegant Palazzo Mattei di Giove, which is home to the Centro Studi Americani.

April 20, 2013

Adele Chatfield-Taylor and Diller Scofidio + Renfro Honored at AAR’s Annual Tribute Dinner

The American Academy in Rome’s Annual Tribute Dinner took place at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on Wednesday, 17 April 2013.

April 17, 2013

2013-14 Rome Prize Winners Announced

The American Academy in Rome congratulates the winners of the 117th annual Rome Prize Competition.

April 16, 2013

Beth Saunders Traces the Footsteps of Italian Photographers from the 1840s-1850s

Beth Saunders is the winner of the Marian and Andrew Heiskell Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies and a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Art History at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

April 02, 2013

Lucy Corin Thinks Obsessively About Space and Narrative Time

Lucy Corin is the winner of the John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize in Literature-- a gift of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman, and an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Davis.

April 02, 2013

Stephen Greenblatt Contemplates the Enduring Power of Lucretius and his Dangerous Ideas

A lecture by Stephen Greenblatt, RAAR’10, took place Wednesday evening under an auspicious full moon at the Villa Aurelia.  

March 2013

March 29, 2013

Abruzzo to Puglia: Fellows' Spring Trip 2013

This year the Trip’s aim was a deeper understanding of lesser-known parts of Italy and an appreciation of how culture and heritage fit – and clash – in a modern Italy.

March 27, 2013

Randall Mason Looks at Giovannoni’s Rome at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Randall Mason is the winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation and an Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.