Professor Patrick Nold Awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome
Professor Patrick Nold, Department of History, has been awarded the Rome Prize for 2013-14 by the American Academy in Rome.
The Rome Prize is a fellowship that
is awarded to an eclectic group of approximately 30 individuals in the
arts and humanities - architects, artists, designers, and musicians,
along with scholars of ancient, medieval, renaissance, and modern
Italian studies. Winners are selected by juries comprised of scholars
from across the U.S. who are prominent in their respecitve disciplines.
According to the Academy's selection guidelines, "The primary
criterion for selection is proven excellence in an applicant's
achievements and the potential for future development." The Rome Prize is considered to be among the most prestigious awards in the humanities.
Fellows receive a stipend plus
lodging and a study at the Academy, which is located on a picturesque
campus on the Janiculum, Rome's second-highest hill. Professor Nold will
spend his year at the Academy conducting research for his project
titled Money, Magic, and Murder: The trial and execution of a bishop at the Roman Curia in 1317.