Jessica Nowlin, a doctoral candidate at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, has been awarded the Frank Brown/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in support of her dissertation, Reorienting Orientalization: Local Consumption and Value Construction in Central Italy between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Sea. Nowlin’s dissertation explores the ways in which local Italian populations actively incorporated eastern materials through inland trade networks that cross the central Apennines between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic coasts. Each year, through a national competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to approximately 30 individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months to two years to immerse themselves in the academic community, expanding their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits and drawing on the erudition and experience of their colleagues.

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