Historian awarded fellowship from American Academy in Rome

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Margaret Meserve, assistant professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, is one of 15 scholars to win a 2006-07 Rome Prize fellowship from theAmericanAcademyinRome.

Designed for emerging scholars in the middle or early stages of their careers, the Rome Prize provides winners with a stipend, a study or studio, and room and board at theAmericanAcademyinRomefor six months to two years to pursue their research and scholarship.

Rome Prize fellowships are awarded to scholars working in ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies and modern Italian studies. Fifteen fellowships also are awarded to emerging artists in the fields.

Meserve, who focuses on Renaissance and early modern studies, will continue work on her research project, titledA Renaissance of News: The Italian Market for Printed Political Information, 1470-1527.

Established in 1894, theAmericanAcademyinRomeis a center that sustains independent artistic pursuits and humanistic studies.Fellowship winners come to the academy to refine and expand their professional, artistic or scholarly aptitudes, while drawing on the cultural and intellectual resources ofRome.

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