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The American Academy in Rome has announced the recipients of its 2017–18 fellowships. The following CAA members are among the newest group of talented artists, scholars, writers, and composers chosen by the academy.

  • Charles K. Williams II Rome Prize: Lisa Deleonardis, Austen-Stokes Professor, Department of the History of Art, Johns Hopkins University, “A Transatlantic Response to Worlds That Shake: Jesuit Contributions to Anti-Seismic Building Design in Early Modern Italy and Peru”
  • Millicent Mercer Johnsen Post-Doctoral Rome Prize: Bissera V. Pentcheva, Professor, Department of Art History, Stanford University, “Animation in Medieval Art”
  • Phyllis W. G. Gordan/Lily Auchincloss/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize: Joseph Williams, PhD Candidate, Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University, “The Practice and Production of Architecture during the Mediterranean Commercial Revolution: The Church of S. Corrado in Moletta (ca. 1185–1303)”
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Rome Prize: Leslie Cozzi, Curatorial Associate, Hammer Museum, “Fra: Relation and Collaboration in Contemporary Italian Art”
  • American Academy in Rome—Rome Prize: Cécile Fromont, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, University of Chicago, “Images on a Mission: Cross-Cultural Encounters and Visual Mediation in Early Modern Kongo and Angola”

For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Rome Prize fellowships include a stipend, room and board, and an individual work space at the institute’s eleven-acre campus in Rome.

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