Dennis Trout awarded highly prestigious Rome Prize Fellowship

Dennis Trout
Dennis Trout

May 14, 2024

Dennis Trout, professor of ancient Mediterranean studies in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri, has been awarded a Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome. Considered a highly prestigious award by the National Research Council, the Rome Prize affords its recipients the opportunity to live at the American Academy in Rome, use the academy’s research library and other resources, and join the academy’s community of Rome Prize winners and visiting scholars.

Trout will spend 10 months at the academy completing his book "Reimagining Rome: Emperors, Popes, and the Cult of the Saints." The book is a study of the transformation of the city of Rome from the fourth century through the early seventh.

Trout is the chair of the Department of Classics, Archaeology, and Religion and has published widely on the phenomena of urban, civic, and religious transformation in the late ancient world with particular attention to the material and epigraphic, as well as literary sources preserved from this age.

For more than a century, the American Academy has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. The selection process is highly competitive with fewer than 3% of applicants being awarded Rome Prizes for 2024-25.

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