NEWS BRIEF: Three graduate students awarded Rome Prize in arts and humanities

April 24, 2015 3:02 p.m.

Three Princeton graduate students have been awarded the Luciano Berio Rome Prize. Katharine Huemoeller is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Classics, and her scholarship focuses on Greek and Roman social history, Roman law and gender in the ancient world. Mali Skotheim, also in classics, is writing her dissertation on Greek dramatic festivals under the Roman Empire. John Lansdowne, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art and Archaeology and a Seeger Fellow in the Center for Hellenic Studies, specializes in medieval and early Renaissance art, with a particular focus on the exchange of objects and images between Italy and the eastern Mediterranean world.

The Rome Prize is awarded annually to approximately 30 emerging artists, designers and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Prize recipients are invited to the American Academy in Rome — a hybrid center for the arts and humanities originally founded in 1894 — for six months to two years.