Professor Trout Awarded National Humanities Center Fellowship

Next academic year (2019-2020), Prof. Dennis Trout will be a Fellow at the National Humanities Center (in the Research Triangle Park near Durham, North Carolina, and close to Duke University, his PhD alma mater). While there he will finish up a book project on the epigraphic (inscriptional) poetry of late ancient Rome. The book, titled Monumental Verse: Poetry, Cityscape, and Authority in Late Ancient Rome, considers three centuries of poetry inscribed in Rome’s churches and martyr shines. Also, before heading to North Carolina, he will spend several weeks during the summer as an Arthur and Joyce Gordon Fellow at Ohio State’s Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies.