2014–15 Rome Prize Winners Announced

2014-15 Rome Prize Winners Announced

The American Academy in Rome congratulates the winners of the 118th annual Rome Prize Competition.

The winners were announced at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony, held at the Harmonie Club in New York City on April 10.

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. Rome Prize recipients are provided with a fellowship, which includes a stipend and live/working space, and are invited to live in Rome for six months to two years to immerse themselves in the Academy community. They will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, by drawing on their colleagues' knowledge and experience, as well as the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, and the Academy have to offer.

Recipients of the 2014–15 Rome Prize (by discipline) are:

Ancient Studies

Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
Ivan Cangemi
Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology and Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Mobility and Society in Early Iron Age Central Italy

Paul Mellon/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize (year one of a two-year fellowship)
Nathan S. Dennis
Department of the History of Art, Johns Hopkins University
Performing Paradise in the Early Christian Baptistery: Art, Liturgy, and the Transformation of Vision

Andrew Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize
Sarah Levin-Richardson
Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, University of Washington
Beyond Sex: Society and Identity in Pompeii’s Purpose-Built Brothel

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

Emeline Hill Richardson Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
Sailakshmi Ramgopal
Department of Classics, University of Chicago
Romans Abroad: Associations of Roman Citizens from the Second Century BCE to the Third Century CE

National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize
Heather L. Reid
Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Morningside College
Philostratus’ Gymnasticus: The Rehabilitation of Greek Athletics as Moral Education in Rome


Founders Rome Prize
Firat Erdim
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program in Architecture, IE University
Peregrine Projections

James R. Lamantia Jr. Rome Prize
Vincent L. Snyder
Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin; and Principal, Vincent Snyder Architects
Antecedent Armatures and False-Work


Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize
Rob Giampietro
Principal, Project Projects, New York
Walk with Me: Responsive Guides to Rome

Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize
Carin Goldberg
Principal, Carin Goldberg Design, New York; and Adjunct Professor, School of Visual Arts
Conquering Rome: The Curation of Acceptance

Historic Preservation and Conservation

National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize
John V. Maciuika
Associate Professor, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, City University of New York, Baruch College, and CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in Art History
The Eternal Palace: Transformations and Reconstructions of the Berlin “Stadtschloss,” 1450–2020

Booth Family Rome Prize
Anna Serotta
Assistant Conservator, Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Documentation, Analysis and Replication of Tool Marks on Ancient Stone Sculpture

Landscape Architecture

Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize
Kim Karlsrud and Daniel Phillips
Co-Founders and Principals, Commonstudio, Los Angeles
Corsophilia: Uncovering the Biodiversity of the Roman Streetscape

Garden Club of America Rome Prize
Adam Kuby
Environmental Artist/Sculptor/Designer, Portland, Oregon
Urban Ecologies/Temporal Investigations


John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize, a gift of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman
Krys Lee
Fiction Writer, Seoul, South Korea; and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature, Underwood International College, Yonsei University
Unnamed Novel

Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, a gift of the Drue Heinz Trust/American Academy of Arts and Letters
Liz Moore
Assistant Professor of Writing, School of Arts and Sciences, Holy Family University
Untitled Novel in Progress

Medieval Studies

National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Rome Prize
Marilynn Desmond
University Distinguished Professor, Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Binghamton University, State University of New Yotk
The Fall of Troy and the Origins of Europe: Homer and the Medieval West

Samuel H. Kress Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
David Anthony Morris
Department of History, University of Notre Dame
Apocalypse Now or Later: The Super Prophetas of Pseudo-Joachim of Fiore

Modern Italian Studies

Marian and Andrew Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize
Denise Rae Costanzo
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Pennsylvania State University
Eternal City, New Lessons: Architects at Modern Academies in Postwar Rome

Donald and Maria Cox Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize (year two 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

Millicent Mercer Johnsen Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
Joseph John Viscomi
Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History, University of Michigan
Fuori Tempo/Out of Time: The End of the Italian Communities in Egypt (1937–1967)

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

Musical Composition

Luciano Berio Rome Prize
Andy Akiho
PhD Candidate in Music Composition, Princeton University; and Composer, New York
New Works for Orchestra

Elliott Carter Rome Prize
Paula Matthusen
Assistant Professor of Music, Wesleyan University
Modern Soundscapes, Ancient Structures: Sonic Pathways Between the Ancient Aqueducts and Contemporary Rome

Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Phyllis G. Gordan/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize (year one of a two-year fellowship)
Michelle DiMarzo
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Titian and the Culture of Midcentury Rome: The Venetian among the Ruins

Lily Auchincloss Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
Margaret Gaida
Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma
From Aleppo to Rome: Astrology as a Mirror of Cross-Cultural Transformation, 950–1521

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize
Stefania Tutino
Professor and Associate Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, Departments of History and Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Probabilism in Early Modern Europe: Moral Theology, Epistemology, and Politics

Visual Arts

Chuck Close Rome Prize
Corin Hewitt
Artist; and Assistant Professor, Sculpture and Extended Media, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University
Compressed Interiors

Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize
Cynthia Madansky
Artist, New York

Gorham P. Stevens/Jacob H. Lazarus-Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize
Dave McKenzie
Artist, Brooklyn
Yuh was a Spen Time a Mocho (pronounced muk-coh)

Gilmore D. Clarke/Michael Rapuano Rome Prize
Abinadi Meza
Artist and filmmaker, Houston; and Assistant Professor, School of Art, University of Houston
Memory Palace: An Eternal City, an Infinite Film

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

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