Four Harvard-affiliated artists and scholars have recently been named among this year’s field of Rome Prize recipients by the American Academy in Rome. Now in its 108th year, the prize is a residential fellowship lasting from six months to two years. It includes room and board, a stipend, and studio at the academy facilities in Rome.
The Harvard winners, including their research, are as follows:
Michael Scott Cuthbert, graduate student in the Department of Music, received the Lily Auchincloss Predoctoral Rome Prize Fellowship. Cuthbert’s research, “Trecento Music Fragments,” will examine the fragmentary sources of Italian polyphony ca. 1330-1420.
Jennifer Ledig Heuser, Harvard Mellon Curatorial Intern in Ancient Art at Harvard University Art Museums (HUAM), received the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Predoctoral Rome Prize Fellowship. Heuser will be researching and writing her dissertation, “Visual Epic: Roman Images of the Trojan Cycle.”
David Petrain, teaching fellow in the classics, received the Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Frank Brown/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Predoctoral Rome Prize Fellowship. Petrain’s research, “Epic Manipulations: The Tabulae Iliacae in Their Roman Context,” will explore a set of carved stone plaques produced in the late-Augustan/early Tiberian period.
Anthony Sigel, associate conservator of objects at HUAM, received the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize Fellowship. Sigel’s research, titled “The Technical Examination of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Terra-cotta Sculpture,” will examine terra-cotta sculpture attributed to Bernini and his contemporaries in European collections.
Harvard College Professor Kathleen Coleman, professor of Latin, was part of this year’s Rome Prize jury.