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AMERICAN SCHOOL OFCLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
54 Souidias Street, GR-106 76 Athens, Greece6–8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232
, the newsletter o the ASCSASpring 2010 No. 62
Irene Bald Romano
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is published semiannually by theASCSA under the inspiration o DoreenC. Spitzer, Trustee
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Each year, the School awards up to twelveellowships to students accepted or mem-bership in its intensive, nine-month RegularProgram, consisting o eld trips to majorarchaeological sites o Greece; seminars inAthenian and Attic topography and monu-ments and in literature and history; andtraining in archaeological techniques at theSchool’s excavations at Ancient Corinth.Thans to these ellowships, students areexposed to experiences that infuence theirdissertation ocus and that have a lastingimpact on their academic careers.The experiences reported by last year’sellowship recipients underscore the valueo Regular Program membership. Here, sev-eral ellowship holders share some o theirobservations.The Michael Jameson, Philip Lochart,and Martin Ostwald Fellowships are oeredthans to unding provided by the AreteFoundation. The James and Mary H. Ot-taway, Jr. Fellowship is available rom theASCSA thans to a generous annual dona-tion rom ASCSA Trustee
JamesH. Ottaway, Jr.). The Emily TownsendVermeule Fellowship was established by agenerous bequest rom the estate o EmilyT. Vermeule, and gits rom ASCSA alumni,riends, and colleagues o Ms. Vermeule.
Having known that I wanted to study at the American School or years, there was muchexcitement as I prepared or my year in Athens.When I also ound out that I had been giventhe Lockhart Fellowship, I was (and continueto be) extremely grateul or the support thatthe School provides or me. . . . Being able tosee the sites, many o which were remote or inaccessible without the aid o the School, isan experience that I will never orget.I have come to realize that the AmericanSchool is not an institution that only stayswith one or a year or two; the benets and thecommunity provided by the American Schoollast a lietime.
University o Southern Caliornia2008–09 Philip Lochart Fellow
I eel honored to have been awarded the Mi-chael Jameson Fellowship. I will always be proud to be associated in some small way withan ancient historian o such esteem. This year at the ASCSA has enriched my studies consid-erably, providing me with invaluable experi-ences and interactions with its members and aculty. . . . I greatly appreciated my time in Athens and look orward to using the tools Iacquired and experiences to inorm my re-search and teaching in the uture.
Rutgers University2008–09 Michael Jameson Fellow
Though my research is chiey philological andhistorical in nature, I spent the 2008–09 aca-demic year at the ASCSA studying archaeologyand learning to look at the ancient world in anew way. My experiences at the School helpedme to refne my approach to my own work,taught me a great deal about the work o mycolleagues, and aorded me the opportunity tointeract with many scholars rom around theworld whom I may never have met otherwise.
University o Virginia2008–09 Martin Ostwald Fellow
My heartelt thanks to the entire sta o the American School, as well as to the Trusteesand to the Ottaway amily in particular, orthis unique and ediying opportunity to studyat the School and thus to encounter Greece somuch more thoroughly than I could ever haveaccomplished on my own. I consider it a privi-lege and a blessing to have been a part o thiscommunity, and I hope to continue to be a parto it in the uture.
Due University, 2008–09 James H. and MaryOttaway, Jr. Fellow
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