2013–14 Rome Prize Winners Announced

Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony held at the Metropolitan Club in New York on April 18. Recipients of the 2013–14 Rome Prizes are provided with a fellowship that includes a stipend, a study or studio, and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome, Italy.

The 2013–14 Rome Prize winners are:

  • Ryan Bailey, Ancient Studies
  • Anna Gimon Betbeze, Visual Arts
  • Peter Bognanni, Literature
  • Sheramy D. Bundrick, Ancient Studies
  • Bradley E. Cantrell, Landscape Architecture
  • Nicholas de Monchaux, Design
  • Hamlett Dobbins, Visual Arts
  • Martin Eisner, Medieval Studies
  • Stephanie Ann Frampton, Ancient Studies
  • Mari Yoko Hara, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Lindsay Harris, Modern Italian Studies
  • Dan Hurlin, Visual Arts
  • Thomas Kelley, Architecture
  • Elizabeth Fain LaBombard, Landscape Architecture
  • Thomas Leslie, Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Ruth W. Lo, Modern Italian Studies
  • Maya Maskarinec, Medieval Studies
  • Thompson M. Mayes, Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Eric Nathan, Musical Composition
  • Catie Newell, Architecture
  • Patrick Nold, Medieval Studies
  • Jessica Nowlin, Ancient Studies
  • Ruth Noyes, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Max Page, Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Gabrielle Piedad Ponce, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Irene San Pietro, Ancient Studies
  • Reynold Reynolds, Visual Arts
  • Peter Streckfus, Literature
  • Dan Visconti, Musical Composition
  • Catherine Wagner, Design
  • Tracey E. Watts, Ancient Studies

Each year, through a national competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to approximately thirty individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months to two years to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues' erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, and the Academy have to offer.

A more detailed description of the 2013-14 Rome Prize winners follows:


Emeline Hill Richardson Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize

Ryan Bailey

Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University

The Acts of Saint Cyprian of Antioch


National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize

Sheramy D. Bundrick

Associate Professor of Art History, College of Arts and Sciences

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Athens, Etruria, and the Movement of Images


Andrew Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize

Stephanie Ann Frampton

Assistant Professor of Classical Literature, Department of Literature, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alphabetic Order: The Roman Alphabet and the Material Culture of Literature in the Ancient World


Frank Brown/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize

(year one of a two-year fellowship)

Jessica Nowlin

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University

Reorienting Orientalization: Local Consumption and Value Construction in Central Italy between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Sea


Paul Mellon/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize

(year two of a two-year fellowship)

Irene San Pietro

Department of Classical Studies, Columbia University

Charity and the Creation of the Church


C. Douglas Dillon Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize

Tracey E. Watts

Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

Beyond the Pleasure Garden: Urban Agriculture in Ancient Rome




James R. Lamantia, Jr. Rome Prize

Thomas Kelley

Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago

Partner, Norman Kelley, LLC, Chicago, IL and New York, NY

Economy of Illusions: A (re)Valuation of Rome’s Visual Culture


Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize

Catie Newell

Assistant Professor of Architecture, Taubman College, University of Michigan

Principal, *Alibi Studio, Detroit, MI

Involving Darkness




Rolland Rome Prize

Nicholas de Monchaux

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley

Robustness, Resilience, Redundancy and Rome.


Abigail Cohen Rome Prize

Catherine Wagner

Artist, San Francisco, CA

Professor, Department of Art, Mills College

Re-classifying History II




Booth Family Rome Prize

Thomas Leslie

Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, Department of Architecture, Iowa State University

“Building Correctly:” Pier Luigi Nervi and the Synthesis of the Constructeur


National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize

Thompson M. Mayes

Deputy General Counsel, Law Department, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Why This Place Matters


Mark Hampton Rome Prize

Max Page

Professor of Architecture and History, Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Usable Pasts: The Legacy of Mussolini and the Lessons of Scarpa




Garden Club of America Rome Prize

Bradley E. Cantrell

Director and Associate Professor, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University

Synthetic and Responsive Ecologies


Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize

Elizabeth Fain LaBombard

Associate, James Corner Field Operations, New York, NY

Living on the Edge: Re-thinking Landscape on the Periphery of Rome




John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize, a gift of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman

Peter Bognanni

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Macalester College

Gifted and Talented


Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, a gift of the Drue Heinz Trust/American Academy of Arts and Letters

Peter Streckfus

Assistant Professor, Department of English, George Mason University

Water and Plastic




Lily Auchincloss Post-Doctoral Rome Prize

Martin Eisner

Assistant Professor of Italian, Department of Romance Studies, Duke University

Dante and the Afterlife of the Book: The Philology of World Literature


Phyllis G. Gordan Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize

Maya Maskarinec

Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles

Building Rome Saint by Saint. Sanctity from abroad at home in the city (6th-9th century).


National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize

Patrick Nold

Associate Professor, Department of History, State University of New York at Albany

Money, Magic, and Murder: The trial and execution of a bishop at the Roman Curia in 1317




Marian and Andrew Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize

Lindsay Harris

Research Associate, Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Exposing Virtue and Vice: Photography, the 'Primitive,’ and Modernity in Italy, 1870-1936


Donald and Maria Cox Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize

(year one of a two-year fellowship)

Ruth W. Lo

Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Brown University

Feeding Rome: Food, Architecture, and Urbanism of City Markets, 1907-1943


Rome Prizes in Modern Italian Studies are made possible in part through a grant from the US Department of Education.




Frederic A. Juilliard/Walter Damrosch Rome Prize

Eric Nathan

Composer, New York, NY

Multitude, Solitude


Samuel Barber Rome Prize

Dan Visconti

Composer, Arlington, VA

Living Language




Samuel H. Kress Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize

(year two of a two-year fellowship)

Mari Yoko Hara

McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia

Places of Performance: Scenography, Painting, and Architecture of Baldassarre Peruzzi


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize

Ruth Noyes

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

“One of those Lutherans we used to burn in campo de fiore.” Catholic convert diaspora artists figuring early modern conversion.


Millicent Mercer Johnsen Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize

Gabrielle Piedad Ponce

Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature, The Johns Hopkins University

Cervantes in Rome: Patrons, Poets and Literary Academies




Harold M. English/Jacob H. Lazarus- Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize

Anna Gimon Betbeze

Artist, New York, NY

Lecturer, School of Art, Yale University

Ruins and Portals


Jules Guerin Rome Prize

Hamlett Dobbins

Artist, Memphis, TN

Director, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College

Slow Time in Rome


Jesse Howard, Jr. Rome Prize

Dan Hurlin

Artist, New York, NY

Director of the Graduate Program in Theatre, Professor of Theatre and Dance, Sarah Lawrence College

Untitled Futurist Project


Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize

Reynold Reynolds

Artist, Los Angeles, CA

Projected Geometry


Rome Prizes in the Visual Arts are made possible in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Download the 2013-14 Rome Prize Brochure (PDF)  

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