Dylan Sailor wins Rome Prize Fellowship

April 20, 2007

Dylan Sailor, Assistant Professor of Classics, has been named Andrew
Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome
for the academic year 2007-2008. During his stay at the Academy, Professor
Sailor will be working on a book project with the working title "Prestige,
Ambition, and the Writing of History in the Early Principate." Professor Sailor's first book, Writing and Empire: Authority and Autonomy in the Historical Work of Tacitus, is forthcoming in 2008.

From the American Academy website: "Each year, through a national
competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to 15 emerging artists (working in
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and
Conservation, Literature, Musical Composition, or Visual Arts) and 15
scholars (working in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and early Modern, or
Modern Italian Studies). ... The Academy's Rome Prize winners, the core of
a residential community of up to 100 people at any given time, are at the
center of a multi-disciplinary environment, where artists and scholars are
encouraged to work collegially within and across disciplines."

For more information, see the Academy website.