Barber, Samuel: Travel Grant - 2016-2017

College: 
Graduate School
Department: 
Medieval Studies Program
Project Title: 
Art, Authority, and Identity in Early Medieval Italy
Project Abstract: 
This project consists of two primary elements, which together build towards the twin-objective of skill-acquisition and preliminary research into source-material prior to the submission of the dissertation prospectus next academic year. Firstly, participating in the American Academy in Rome’s summer programme in Architectural Documentation and Analysis will furnish me with critical skills for undertaking original research into the art and architecture of late ancient and early medieval Italy, as well as open up professional networks that will be important for the future. Secondly, I intend to conduct fieldwork at a series of pre-identified sites as part of the development of my dissertation prospectus.