Each year the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities.
Please join us as we announce the 2016–17 Rome Prize Winners and Italian Fellows at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony. The ceremony will include Conversations | Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome, featuring a discussion between Anthony Grafton (2004 Resident) and Christopher Celenza (1994 Fellow). Grafton and Celenza will talk about the development of language to communicate across disciplines in the arts and humanities.
A prosecco toast will follow.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall (Auditorium)
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY
This event is free to the public, however, RSVPs are required:
Anthony Grafton is the Henry Putnam Professor in the Department of History at Princeton University. He earned his AB, AM, and PhD at the University of Chicago. He has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He has won the International Balzan Prize and the Mellon Foundation’s Distinguished Achievement Award. Grafton is author or coauthor of many books, including Joseph Scaliger: A Study in the History of Classical Scholarship and most recently Henricus Glareanus’s (1488–1563) Chronologia of the Ancient World. He has served as curator for two exhibitions: New Worlds, Ancient Texts at the New York Public Library (1992–93); and Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture at the Library of Congress (1993).
Christopher S. Celenza holds a PhD from Duke University and a DrPhil from the University of Hamburg, as well as a BA and MA from the State University of New York, Albany. Currently the Charles Homer Haskins Professor at Johns Hopkins University, he has a dual appointment in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures and in the Department of Classical Studies. Celenza is the founding director of the Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe and the vice dean for humanities and social sciences. He is the author of many books, including Machiavelli: A Portrait and The Lost Italian Renaissance (winner of the Gordan Prize of the Renaissance Society of America and named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title). In addition to his Rome Prize Fellowship, he has held fellowships from the ACLS, Villa I Tatti, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Celenza served as the twenty-first director of the American Academy in Rome from 2010 to 2014.
You can watch this event live at https://livestream.com/aarome.