AAR and the University of Michigan Press have just released volume 67 of Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome. The third born-digital issue of the publication, the volume is open access and freely available to read on JSTOR (no institutional login required). The volume was edited by Margaret L. Laird, adjunct associate professor of Latin and classics at the University of Delaware and a 2000 Rome Prize Fellow in classical studies and archaeology, who is also an academic trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Since 1915, Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome has published articles on diverse topics from Roman archaeology and topography to ancient and modern Italian history, Latin literature, and art history. This volume includes contributions by Kirstin Noreen (Loyola Marymount University), Steven F. Ostrow (University of Minnesota), Alice Sharpless (American Numismatic Society), and a group of 2022 Fellows: Grace Funsten, John Izzo, Randall Todd Pippenger, Lillian Datchev, Eugenio Refini, Mary Jane Dempsey, Beatrice Falcucci, and Elena Past.
The issue begins with a major contribution by Sharpless on dotted weight inscriptions on Roman silver tableware, generously illustrated with the author’s own facsimiles. Next follows Noreen’s fascinating essay on the San Sisto icon (known also as Madonna Advocata, one of the oldest surviving depictions of Mary), exploring the icon’s relationship to the female religious orders who served as its caretakers. Ostrow’s insightful article gives full due to the sometimes-overlooked Pauline Chapel at Quirinal Palace and interprets its decorative program. Finally, a Report from the American Academy in Rome summarizes humanities research in various disciplines by the eight 2022 Fellows listed above.
We hope the volume will find eager readers. To contribute to a future issue, please read the guidelines for submission.