Congratulations to Mr. Ryan Bailey (right), a Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Religious Studies on his recent success in winning the Emeline Hill Richardson Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize. The American Academy in Rome is a leading American overseas center for independent studies and advanced research in the fine arts and humanities.
The Rome Prize was awarded to Mr. Bailey and thirty other scholars, who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. During his fellowship in Rome, Mr. Bailey will have the opportunity to conduct his research at the Academy’s library, which includes over 140,000 volumes in Classical studies and the history of art and architecture.
Mr. Bailey's project analyzes the development of the Acts of Saint Cyprian of Antioch, the Conversion, Confession, and Martyrdom, composed in Greek. He reexamines the Greek texts of the Acts and its history from late antiquity.
Mr. Bailey was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. He received his Master's degree in Religious Studies in 2009 from McGill University. Mr. Bailey received a second Master's degree in Medieval Studies with a specialization in Manuscript Studies at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
We wish Mr. Bailey all the best during his fellowship at the American Academy in Rome and we look forward to following his bright career.