Danielle Simon, MAPH ’11, Wins Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize

Congratulations to Danielle Simon, a 2011 alum of MAPH and current PhD candidate in the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley, for being awarded one of this year’s Rome Prizes by the American Academy in Rome! This fellowship will provide her the opportunity to do independent work in the arts and humanities as a part of an interdisciplinary residential community. Additionally, the AAR will be able to introduce Danielle to research centers and libraries in Rome and throughout Italy. Danielle’s project for the prize is “La Voce della Radio: Opera and the Radio in Italy, 1931–1960.” We wish her all the best with this exciting endeavor!

From the American Academy in Rome:

Rome Prize winners are selected annually through a national competition process by independent juries of distinguished scholars and artists in one of the 11 disciplines supported by the Academy, including: Literature, Music Composition, Visual Arts, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, and Historic Preservation and Conservation, as well as Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern, and Modern Italian Studies. Nationwide, almost 900 applications were received from 46 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

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 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 in Rome.

To learn more about the American Academy in Rome, please visit: www.aarome.org.

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