Professor Carla Keyvanian, Auburn University
Professor Keyvanian was one of twenty-two American and two Italian artists and scholar recipients announced as winners of the 2020-21 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships. The title of Professor Keyvanian’s study is Humanist History and Architecture in Sistine Rome. Her body of work investigates fifteenth-century humanist historical theory and its relationship to architectural design by focusing on the monumental hospital of S. Spirito in Sassia, built near the Vatican in the 1470s.
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 Rome. Rome Prize winners are selected annually by independent juries of distinguished artists and scholars through a national competition. For the 2020-21 Rome Prize, 1,031 applications were received from 46 US states including Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and 15 different countries. 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.
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