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.