A book by Ingrid D. Rowland, a visiting professor in the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture’s Rome Studies program, has received the only honorable mention in the 2005 competition for the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies. Titled The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery, the book was published last year by theUniversity of Chicago Press.
The Scaglione Prize is awarded by the Modern Language Association of America biennially (alternating with the Howard R. Marraro Prize, with which it previously was presented jointly) for an outstanding book by a member of the association in the field of Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian. The $2,000 prize was awarded to Raymond B. Waddington from theUniversityofCalifornia,Davis.
An associate professor of art history at theUniversityofChicago, Rowland writes and lectures on classical antiquity, the Renaissance and the age of the Baroque. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and is the author of “The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth Century Rome” and other publications, including a translation of Vitruvius’ “Ten Books of Architecture.”
Rowland’s other honors include the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching atChicago. She has taught at UCLA andColumbiaUniversity, as well as in theRomeprograms of St. Mary’s College and theUniversityofCalifornia,Irvine.
A graduate ofPomonaCollege, Rowland earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Greek literature and classical archaeology atBrynMawrCollege. **