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RA-50081-09
Post-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellowships in the Humanities
Adele Chatfield-Taylor, American Academy in Rome

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RA-50081-09

Vico and Naples: The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Vico and Naples: The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory
Author: Barbara Ann Naddeo
Abstract: This book explores the life of Neapolitan philosopher Giambattista Vico (1668-1744), revealing the politics and motivations of one of Europe’s first scientists of society. He has traditionally been seen as removed from the larger community: however, the author shows that at the beginning of his career Vico was very engaged in the life of his city and argues that these experiences helped shape his future inquiry. She also shows how these and other events in his life eventually lead to the origins of his powerful notion of the social.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100329580
Primary URL Description: Publisher's website
Secondary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/vico-and-naples-the-urban-origins-of-modern-social-theory/oclc/657223911&referer=brief_results
Secondary URL Description: WorldCat
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978080144916
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans (Book)
Title: Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans
Author: Andrew W. Riggsby
Abstract: In this book, Andrew Riggsby offers a survey of the main areas of Roman law, both substantive and procedural, and how the legal world interacted with the rest of Roman life. Emphasizing basic concepts, he recounts its historical development and focuses in particular on the later Republic and early centuries of the Roman Empire. The volume is designed as an introductory work, with brief chapters that will be accessible to college students with little knowledge of legal matters or Roman antiquity. The text is also free of technical language and Latin terminology. It can be used in courses on Roman law, Roman history, or comparative law, but it will also serve as a useful reference for more advanced students and scholars.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://worldcat.org
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 978-0521687119

Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica: Text & Commentary (Book Section)
Title: Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica: Text & Commentary
Author: Jackie Murray
Editor: G. C. Wakker
Editor: M.A. Harder
Editor: R. F. Regtuit
Abstract: Jackie Murray's "Anchored in time: The date in Apollonius' Argonautica" (247-284) applies the descriptions of celestial phenomena in the epic to the unresolved question of its date. The indications of the stars (and planets) support her position that "the skyscape of the Argonautica mirrors that above Alexandria in the year of [Ptolemy III's] jubilee" and therefore the epic "must have participated in or at least responded to Ptolemy III's construction of his reign as a new era" (270).
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/hellenistic-poetry-in-context/oclc/880840662&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat.org entry
Publisher: Leuven
Book Title: Hellenistic Poetry in Context
ISBN: 9789042929852

Schooling in Modernity; The Politics of Sponsored Films in Postwar Italy (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Schooling in Modernity; The Politics of Sponsored Films in Postwar Italy
Author: Paola Bonifazio
Abstract: "Schooling in Modernity" focuses on the short films sponsored by Italian and American state and non-state agencies, from the time of the Marshall Plan (1948-1953) to the end of the 1950s, to inform and educate Italian citizens about various aspects of their country’s modernization. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of modernization: the fight against unemployment and industrialization; the role of the industries in the society of welfare; the housing question and the transformation of rural and urban spaces; economic development and cultural changes in southern Italy; cooperation between Western European countries and the creation of a “European Union”; and the establishment of a democratic regime.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/schooling-in-modernity-the-politics-of-sponsored-films-in-postwar-italy/oclc/894543151?referer=di&ht=edition
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781442615984
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Social Networks and Regional Identity in Bronze Age Italy (Book)
Title: Social Networks and Regional Identity in Bronze Age Italy
Author: Emma Blake
Abstract: This book takes an innovative approach to detecting regional groupings in peninsular Italy during the Late Bronze Age, a notoriously murky period of Italian prehistory. Applying social network analysis to the distributions of imports and other distinctive objects, Emma Blake reveals previously unrecognized exchange networks that are in some cases the precursors of the named peoples of the first millennium BC: the Etruscans, the Veneti, and others. In a series of regional case studies, she uses quantitative methods to both reconstruct and analyze the character of these early networks and posits that, through path dependence, the initial structure of the networks played a role in the success or failure of the groups occupying those same regions in later times. This book thus bridges the divide between Italian prehistory and the Classical period, and demonstrates that Italy's regionalism began far earlier than previously thought.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/social-networks-and-regional-identity-in-bronze-age-italy/oclc/874835378&referer=brief_resultshttp://
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781107063204
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge (Book)
Title: Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge
Author: Nicholas Wilding
Abstract: "Galileo’s Idol" offers a vivid depiction of Galileo’s friend, student, and patron, Gianfrancesco Sagredo (1571–1620). Sagredo’s life, which has never before been studied in depth, brings to light the inextricable relationship between the production, distribution, and reception of political information and scientific knowledge. Nick Wilding uses as wide a variety of sources as possible—paintings, ornamental woodcuts, epistolary hoaxes, intercepted letters, murder case files, and others—to challenge the picture of early modern science as pious, serious, and ecumenical. Through his analysis of the figure of Sagredo, Wilding offers a fresh perspective on Galileo as well as new questions and techniques for the study of science. The result is a book that turns our attention from actors as individuals to shifting collective subjects, often operating under false identities; from a world made of sturdy print to one of frail instruments and mistranscribed manuscripts; from a complacent Europe to an emerging system of complex geopolitics and globalizing information systems; and from an epistemology based on the stolid problem of eternal truths to one generated through and in the service of playful, politically engaged, and cunning schemes.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: https://www.worldcat.org/title/galileos-idol-gianfrancesco-sagredo-and-the-politics-of-knowledge/oclc/894668698&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: OCLC WorldCat
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780226167022
Copy sent to NEH?: No


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