American Academy in Rome
The American Academy in Rome is a major US cultural institution in Rome .
It emerged in 1913 from the union of the American School of Architecture in Rome (founded in 1894) and the American School of Classical Studies in Rome (founded in 1895). Your seat with ten buildings, including the Villa Aurelia , is on the Gianicolo , the highest hill in Rome, in a historical garden area of about 4.5 hectares. The academy organizes scientific meetings and conferences as well as readings and exhibitions for its fellows.
For young humanities scholars and artists, the American Academy offers 30 scholarships each year , which are linked to study periods in Rome of 6 months to 2 years. This promotes outstanding talents in the fields of Classical Antiquity , History and Art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance , Architecture , Landscape Architecture , Monument Preservation , Design , Modern Italy , Literature , Music , and Fine Arts .
Directors of the American School of Classical Studies in Rome
- 1895/1896 William Gardner Hale
- 1896/1897 Minton Warren
- 1897/1898 Clement Lawrence Smith
- 1898/1899 Tracy Peck
- 1907–1912 Jesse Benedict Carter
American Academy directors
- 1913-1917 Jesse Benedict Carter
- 1919/1920 George Lincoln Hendrickson
- 1945–1947 Charles Rufus Morey
- 1974-1977 Henry A. Millon
- 1977–1979 George W. Houston
- 1988-1992 Joseph Connors
- 2005-2010 Carmela Franklin
- 2010− Christopher S. Celenza
- Lucia Valentine, Alan Valentine: The American Academy in Rome 1894-1969. University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville VA 1973, ISBN 0-8139-0444-7 .
- Fikret K. Yegül: Gentlemen of instinct and breeding. Architecture at the American Academy in Rome 1894-1940. Oxford University Press, New York NY et al. 1991, ISBN 0-19-506349-X .
- www.aarome.org Official website of the American Academy in Rome
Coordinates: 41 ° 53 ′ 15 " N , 12 ° 27 ′ 45.2" E