Kim J. Hartswick’s “Gardens of the Roman Empire” Wins Multiple Awards
- Kim J. Hartswick’s “Gardens of the Roman Empire” Wins Multiple Awards
Kim J. Hartswick, the academic director of CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, known as CUNY BA, was named a 2019 PROSE Award winner by the Association of American Publishers for a book he co-edited, Gardens of the Roman Empire, published by Cambridge University Press.
The award, for a single-volume reference work in the humanities and social sciences, recognizes the most distinguished books in scholarly and professional fields. It is one of the highest honors within academic publishing. The book was also named an “Outstanding Academic Title” by Choice and a finalist for the 20th Annual Literature Award from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.
Gardens of the Roman Empire includes archaeological, literary, and artistic evidence about the role of Roman gardens in daily life throughout the Roman Empire, from Britain to Arabia. The book was co-edited by Wilhelmina F. Jashemski of the University of Maryland, Kathryn L. Gleason of Cornell University, and Amina-Aïcha Malek of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.
Hartswick contributed two essays: “The Roman Villa Garden” and “Sculpture in Ancient Roman Gardens.” He also co-edited the accompanying online catalogue of about 1,500 entries of all known Ancient Roman Gardens.
CUNY BA is part of the Graduate School and University Center.
Submitted on: FEB 28, 2019