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Reception is the study of how we create ideas of the past in the present. While tradition implies a passive acceptance of influence over time, reception is an active process of interpretation: finding meaning in the past in ways that are relevant to our lives in the present, and to the possibilities we envision for the future.

AAR’s upcoming conference “Reception across the Disciplines: Theory & Praxis, Past & Present, Form & Content,” taking place March 6 and 7, 2024, in Rome, brings together influential thinkers from across the world not only to grapple with the intangibility of the past—which exists only in our ideas about it—but also to process our lived experiences with reference to the past.

Full conference program at https://aarome.org/events/reception-across-disciplines-theory-praxis-past-present-form-content.

Attend in person or watch on Zoom!

The images above are by Preeti Chopra, our 2023 Rome Prize Fellow in historic preservation and conservation. She writes, “No culture is ever singular, uniform, or separate. They are themselves, but always full of foreign elements.... In that sense: the predominant culture of the Roman Empire is not strictly European. It is woven with threads from all around, like Kushan, Indian, Buddhist cultures or any ‘toga.’”

📸 by .molajoli in Chopra’s Academy studio last June.

26/02/2024

For this edition of we spotlight Emily B. Frank (), an objects conservator, a PhD candidate at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, and AAR’s 2024 Suzanne Deal Booth Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation and Conservation. Frank’s Rome Prize project, Object Agency and Intervention in Roman Art, will reassess how we think about material interventions in Roman art, for example, the recarving of Imperial portraiture. But Frank is looking into a wider range of physical interventions and the evolution of the technical skills in recarving, drawing on her experience in conservation and with an emphasis on tracing the histories of objects that may have often overlooked. While she’s in Rome, she’s also worked with Zachary Fabri, the 2024 Nancy B. Negley Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Arts, “on an exhibition interested in the ways art making conserves and conservation practice generates, which we will open this spring.” Read the full interview with Emily Frank on aarome.org.

US Embassy Holds Concert Supporting Ukraine and Featuring AAR’s Artist Protection Fund Fellow 22/02/2024

We were honored to partner with U.S. Embassy to Italy - Ambasciata Americana a Roma on a concert they hosted last night in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

"Raising Voices for Ukraine" featured a guitar performance by Andrew Arnautov, a Ukrainian musician and composer and Artist Protection Fund Fellow in residence at the American Academy in Rome.

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US Embassy Holds Concert Supporting Ukraine and Featuring AAR’s Artist Protection Fund Fellow "Raising Voices for Ukraine," a concert organized by the US Embassy in Rome, harnessed the unifying power of music to convey support for the Ukrainian people and featured Artist Protection Fund Fellow Andrew Arnautov.

21/02/2024

Curious about the inscriptions that are mounted on the walls of AAR’s Cortile? The American School of Classical Studies in Rome, which merged with the American Academy in Rome in 1912, acquired inscriptions from its inception, with the first recorded acquisition in 1895/6. In the next fifteen years, the collection grew through both gifts and purchases. Most significant was a gift in 1903 of 41 ancient inscriptions by Signor Tavalli from the grounds of his villa. The current “galleria lapidaria” was installed on the west side of the Cortile and completed in 1930 under the supervision of then-Director Gorham P. Stevens and Professor Albert W. Van Buren.

More information on specific inscriptions can be seen in AAR’s Bloomberg Connects guide, Lookup Number #1. (📷 by )

20/02/2024

Adam Yarinsky, AAR’s 2024 William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence, is a principal at Architecture Research Office. Known for his innovative designs and commitment to sustainable and socially responsible architecture, he has made significant contributions to the field through his extensive body of work. Earlier this academic year, Adam spoke to AAR about his Residency.

AAR’s Classical Summer School Offers Educators and Students a Journey through Roman History and Literature 17/02/2024

AAR’s Classical Summer School, which recently turned one hundred, provides schoolteachers, college and university instructors, and graduate students with direct and site-based instruction on the history of the city of Rome and its surroundings. In the words of 2007 Fellow Lisa Marie Mignone, “There’s simply no way to engage in the history of the city without being in the city, and few programs offer anything comparable to the AAR’s Classical Summer School.”

With the deadline to apply to the 2024 Classical Summer School fast approaching—on Friday, February 23—AAR spoke to new Classical Summer School Director Evan Jewell (2023 Fellow) about the continued value of the program, and what participants can expect this year:

AAR’s Classical Summer School Offers Educators and Students a Journey through Roman History and Literature AAR spoke to new Classical Summer School Director Evan Jewell (2023 Fellow) about the continued value of the program, and what participants can expect this year.

Unveiling Italy’s Fascist Legacy: From Conference Debates to Published Perspectives 16/02/2024

Exploring Italy's Fascist past and its continued legacy in art and architecture, "A Difficult Heritage" edited by Carmen Belmonte (2019 Italian Fellow) offers profound insights into memory & historical reckoning.

The book started from a conference supported by AAR's Fellows' Project Fund.

Unveiling Italy’s Fascist Legacy: From Conference Debates to Published Perspectives A new volume, A Difficult Heritage: The Afterlives of Fascist-Era Art and Architecture (Silvana Editoriale), edited by 2019 Fellow Carmen Belmonte, has its source in a 2019 conference supported by AAR’s Fellows’ Project Fund.

15/02/2024

We’re getting Wes Anderson vibes from these vases and vessels in the Academy’s collection, displayed in what is now the AAR Gallery. In McKim, Mead & White’s original plans, the room was intended to be the “Architect’s Library.” This undated 📸 comes from the AAR Institutional Archive.

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Thank you to the 200+ guests who came out last night for “Pairings: Progress and Tradition through Food and Wine”—a special culinary experience and symposium.

Italian cuisine, which last year was named an Intangible World Heritage by , is steeped in tradition, as is wine-making. At a time when the climate crisis is making indelible changes to our agricultural systems, immigration patterns, and food security, what is the future of food and wine in Italy and beyond? And what can we learn from tradition?

To begin to answer these questions, AAR convened chers, vintners, and members of our own to talk about their experiences and strategies—and how we can find a conscious, sustainable, and delicious path forward.
Meanwhile, the RSFP served up delicious pairings of food and wine, from piadini to fish and chips, to demonstrate our kitchen’s zero-waste philosophy.

We gratefully acknowledge Guillaume Gelly for participating and Paola and Noemia d’Amico — historic supporters of AAR’s McKim Medal Gala for many, many years.

(Photos by Gerardo Gaetani)

In Memoriam: George W. Houston 07/02/2024

Very sadly, George W. Houston, 1969 Fellow and Director of the Classical Summer School (1977–1979), has died at 82.

Read our obituary:

In Memoriam: George W. Houston George Woodard Houston, a professor in the Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill from 1969 to 2005 and a 1969 Rome Prize Fellow, has died.

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As part of our series, we highlight Fatma Bucak, a Turin-based artist and the 2024 Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita CRT Italian Fellow in Visual Arts at the American Academy. While in Rome she’s currently working on “We possess all things,” a multichannel sound installation consisting of a contemporary cantata performance in three acts, each of which is narrated from the perspective of a bird, a tree, and a flower. The production of the work entails extensive research on 1990s conflicts in the Middle East, the history of botany in the region, and a survey of cantata and operatic performances. 
 
At Winter Open Studios in December 2023, she presented ten small bronze sculptures of birds from Iraq as part of “We possess all things.” The animals, Bucak said, are threatened both by extinction in part due to the consequences of the American invasion of Iraq in the 2000s, and war in Iraq in the 1990s. Weighing from 180 grams to over 1 kilogram, the weight of each bird—in a formal reference to traditional sets of measuring weights—correspondents to the degree of the species’ vulnerability. AAR spoke to Bucak about her time at the Academy and her project. “Since arriving here, my ideas, thoughts and doubts have taken more pragmatic shapes,” said Bucak. “I came here mainly to read and to think, but I have found other needs: for new collaborations and new methods.” Full interview on aarome.org (portrait by .molajoli )

Re-Creating History: Pamela Keech at the Tenement Museum 06/02/2024

Pamela Keech, a 1982 Rome Prize Fellow in sculpture, has designed dozens of installations and rooms for museums including the Tenement Museum.

We interviewed Keech about her career & her work on the Tenement Museum's latest exhibition, "A Union of Hope."

Re-Creating History: Pamela Keech at the Tenement Museum In recent months, Keech served on the design team for the Tenement Museum’s latest exhibition, A Union of Hope: 1869, completed late last year, and became the museum’s first exhibition to feature the home of a Black family.

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: Applications for our 2024–2025 Italian Fellowship in the Humanities are OPEN.  

The American Academy invites applications from scholars working in RENAISSANCE AND EARLY MODERN STUDIES (including scholars in history, history of art and architecture, literature, religious studies, anthropology, and musicology). Any scholarly approach to the field or combination of approaches will be given consideration, as will historical approaches that overlap with the social sciences. Candidates should address how they plan to make use of resources, such as libraries, archives, and museums, in Rome and at the Academy.

A postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities will be awarded for a two-month period between September 2024 and June 2025. 

The application deadline is February 12, 2024. More on aarome.org

Classical Summer School 02/02/2024

Please note: The deadline to apply to the 2024 Classical Summer School has been EXTENDED by one week.

The new deadline is February 23, 2024.

Apply here:

Classical Summer School This five-week program is designed to provide participants with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources.

31/01/2024

AAR is pleased to announce that 2023 Fellow Evan Jewell () has been selected as the new director of the Classical Summer School!

Jewell is an assistant professor in the history department at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, and has published and forthcoming work on Roman youth, the emperor Nero’s bearded portraiture, Roman oratory and popular ideology, Roman colonization, and subaltern approaches to the urban space of Rome. In 2022–2023, he was the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies, during which he worked on his book, “Youth and Power: Acting Your Age in the Roman Empire (149 BCE to 79 CE).”

“I am honored and excited to serve as the next director of the Classical Summer School,” said Jewell. “Having just been a Rome Prize Fellow, I developed an even deeper appreciation for the city, its surrounds, and what they can offer the next generation of educators and thinkers in Ancient Studies, from Latinists to historians to archaeologists. From practical pedagogical strategies to Roman material culture to new spatial approaches to the city, I cannot wait to build and innovate upon the legacy of the Classical Summer School with teachers and graduate students from across the US and all walks of life.”

The is a five-week program is designed to provide qualified graduate students, and middle school, high school, and college/university teachers with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources. Applications are still being accepted for this summer—the deadline to apply is February 15! For more info, visit aarome.org.

Portrait of Evan Jewell by 2023 Fellow

Archaeologists and Scholars Dig Deep into Roman Regia at Major Conference 26/01/2024

At the center of the Roman Forum, often ignored by the tourists visiting the area, lies an archaeological treasure trove that holds secrets from the oldest days of Rome: the Regia. This remarkable site—offering a glimpse of Rome’s political and religious foundations—served as the subject of a major seminar held at the Curia Julia on Thursday.

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Archaeologists and Scholars Dig Deep into Roman Regia at Major Conference At the center of the Roman Forum, often ignored by the tourists visiting the area, lies an archaeological treasure trove that holds secrets from the oldest days of Rome: the Regia. This remarkable site served as the subject of a major seminar held at the Curia Julia on Thursday.

New Oral Histories Published Online 25/01/2024

The American Academy in Rome’s Institutional Archive has published three new oral histories:

-The sculptor Gilbert Franklin (1949 Fellow)
-The artist Robert B. Green (1938 Fellow)
-A joint interview of classicists Lawrence Richardson Jr. (1950 Fellow, 1979 Resident) and Emeline Hill Richardson (1952 Fellow, 1979 Resident)

By making these interviews available free online, the Academy hopes to share the story of the Academy and that of its many notable Fellows and Residents.

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New Oral Histories Published Online The Academy’s Institutional Archive has published three new oral histories from the sculptor Gilbert Franklin, the artist Robert B. Green, and the classicists Lawrence Richardson Jr. and Emeline Hill Richardson.

ODC’s Brenda Way Named to California Hall of Fame 24/01/2024

Congratulations to choreographer Brenda Way (2009 Resident), on being named to the California Hall of Fame!

She became the first dancer/choreographer to be a Resident & shared an account of her time at the Academy to SF Classical Voice:

ODC’s Brenda Way Named to California Hall of Fame The contemporary choreographer’s influence has been felt well beyond the Bay Area, becoming part of the fabric of modern dance.

23/01/2024

AAR's own Valentina Follo and Darby Scott (1966 Fellow, 1979 Resident) will be representing the Academy on Thursday at the
Parco archeologico del Colosseo's conference "La Regia: Vecchi scavi e nuove prospettive di ricerca."

In 1964, AAR Director (and renowned classicist) Frank Brown undertook a two-year excavation of the Regia. In poor health, Brown could not publish his findings, but he left an extraordinary archive—which has been part of an ongoing project by AAR, Michigan, and the Università della Calabria.

The Regia site contains the ruins of a building traditionally believed to be the palace of Numa, the late eighth century BCE successor to Romulus as king of Rome. (Regia can be translated as “royal house.”) Yet the extremely complex site extends from the Iron Age to the medieval period—and holds many mysteries still.

We look forward to this conference! It will be streamed (in Italian) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvW-4FVxtug

18/01/2024

Last week we said farewell to our fall half-term Fellows (pictured here with many of our full-year Fellows), who have left the Janiculum Hill for new adventures. Grazie, David, Aaron, Katie, Chris, Erica, Anthony, Zachary, Dread, and Ryan. A la prossima!

Photo by Claudia Gori.

From the Archives: The Janus Medal 17/01/2024

In January, we celebrate the Roman god Janus, who lends his name to both the month and the Janiculum Hill that the Academy calls home.

In this feature, we share the story of how Janus became the symbol of the Academy.

From the Archives: The Janus Medal The two-faced deity Janus is associated with thresholds, beginnings, and transitions—an apt mascot for AAR, which represents a symbolic threshold between America and Europe, and between past and future.

15/01/2024

We are pleased to announce that ticket requests are now open for our 2024 McKim Medal Gala, honoring Sofia Coppola.

The gala will take place at the Villa Aurelia on June 5, 2024.

More details are available here: https://www.aarome.org/events/2024-mckim-medal-gala

And take a glimpse back to last year's McKim Medal gala!

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We are delighted to introduce , a new series of talks by AAR in collaboration with La Sapienza , that will present new orientations and achievements in contemporary American architecture. Our first event, taking place on TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, at the Facoltà di Disegno e Progetto of La Sapienza, features Stephen Cassell FAIA of .research.office, a 2024 Resident at AAR, and Maria Claudia Clemente of . We hope to see you there—virtually or in person! More details on aarome.org.
(Talks will be in English.)

Remembering Malcolm Bell III 09/01/2024

We are deeply saddened by the death of Mac Bell, a Fellow, Resident, two-time Professor-in-Charge of the School of Classical Studies at AAR, and a friend.

He was not just a brilliant archaeologist and scholar, but also an exceptionally kind and fair-minded man whose success in fieldwork was aided by the strong personal relationships he made along the way, most notably during his many years directing the excavations at Morgantina in Sicily.

Our thoughts go out to his loved ones, in particular his wife Ruth and his children.

Remembering Malcolm Bell III Malcolm Bell III (1970 Fellow, 1989 Resident), a widely admired archaeologist, a longtime field director of excavations at Morgantina in Sicily, and an international advocate for the protection of cultural heritage, has died.

How a Storied Arts and Humanities Institution Is Finding Support on Both Sides of the Atlantic | Inside Philanthropy 03/01/2024

'How a Storied Arts and Humanities Institution Is Finding Support on Both Sides of the Atlantic'

Thank you Inside Philanthropy and Wendy Paris for profiling the American Academy in Rome!

How a Storied Arts and Humanities Institution Is Finding Support on Both Sides of the Atlantic | Inside Philanthropy Through its prestigious Rome Prize and other offerings, the American Academy in Rome gives artists and scholars a chance to live and work in the heart of the Eternal City. Fundraising, though, is an ever-evolving challenge.

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Auguri!

Happy holidays and New Year from the staff of the American Academy in Rome!

(Pictured: A gingerbread Casa Rustica designed by our RSFP Interns!)

26/12/2023

Auguri!

Painters of Great Excellence: An Interview with Diane Cole Ahl 24/12/2023

We had a fascinating time interviewing Diane Cole Ahl about her new book 'Painting in Fifteenth-Century Italy: This Splendid and Noble Art' (Yale University Press)! Part of the book, fifteen years in the making, was researched while she was a Resident at AAR.

Painters of Great Excellence: An Interview with Diane Cole Ahl AAR spoke with the art historian Diane Cole Ahl (2013 Resident), author of the recently published Painting in Fifteenth-Century Italy: “This Splendid and Noble Art” from Yale University Press.

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Thank you to the nearly 500 people who came out for our last week! Our Fellows in the arts engaged with numerous themes including: public space in the city and spaces of worship; natural and handmade patterns; prototypes and functional objects; bodily prints and collective memory; violence and the vestiges and victims of war; operas and acoustics; and mutant organisms and life-altering diseases.

1. In the Cryptoporticus, Fellow Anthony Vine created the sound installation Visiting Hours, which explores the margins of Rome’s Catholic churches
2. performs in the Atrium to a crowd who were then invited to contribute to his installation
3. In the Library, Anthony Vine & collaborated on an installation in the library that investigates the relations between space & sound and developed from their interest with the materiality of clay & recording tape 
4. Copies of “Turpentine / Flare-Up,”  a limited-run illustrated publication by in collaboration with Stockholm-based artists Goldin+Senneby
5. Rome Prize Fellow , 2019 Resident Whitfield Lovell, and 2020 Resident Fred Wilson
6. installation using body printing in the AAR Gallery
7. Head Chef Fausto admires textile installation in the AAR Gallery
8. Italian Fellow Fatma Bucak with
9. Fatma’s installation in the Gallery of ten bronze birds that native to Iraq and on IUCN’s “red list” of threatened species
10. Fellow in Design exhibited drawings in his studio that attempt to capture the mass and permanence of Rome’s buildings while disclosing the city’s seemingly impossible infrastructure

Photos 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 by Rome Prize Fellow . First photo by .molajoli

More details on Winter Open Studios and the exhibited works on aarome.org

Italian Fellowships 20/12/2023

AAR invites applications from Italian scholars working in Renaissance and early modern studies to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities for 2024–25!

Please visit https://aarome.org/apply/italian-fellowships for more information. Deadline to apply is February 12!

Italian Fellowships AAR is offering three fellowships for Italian artists and scholars in 2024–25. Italian Fellows pursue their own projects and participate in the Academy’s collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.

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