Keyvanian Named American Academy in Rome Fellow

Founded in 1894, the American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. It is the only privately funded not-for-profit institution among the national academies in Rome. Rome Prize winners are selected annually by independent juries of distinguished artists and scholars through a national competition. For the 2020-21 Rome Prize, 1,031 applications were received from 46 US states including Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and 15 different countries. In addition to the Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships, the Academy invites a select group of Residents, Affiliated Fellows, and Visiting Artists and Scholars to work together within this exceptional community.

On July 23 Professor Carla Keyvanian was one of twenty-two American and two Italian artists and scholar recipients announced as winners of the 2020-21 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships. The intent of these highly competitive fellowships is to support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. Each Fellowship honoree receives a stipend, workspace, and room and board for a period of four to seven months at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome to pursue their chosen body of work. The title of Professor Keyvanian’s study is Humanist History and Architecture in Sistine Rome, and her body of work investigates fifteenth-century humanist historical theory and its relationship to architectural design by focusing on the monumental hospital of S. Spirito in Sassia, built near the Vatican in the 1470s.

Professor Keyvanian is planning her residency for spring/summer 2021.

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