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July 2015

Workshop

Lusitanian Amphora Workshop

  • Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

In recent years, much work has been carried out on the typology, production centers, fabrics and distribution of Lusitanian amphorae. The results of this research are not as well known outside Portugal and the Iberian Peninsula, however, as they deserve. Furthermore, Lusitanian amphorae are not always properly distinguished from typologically related containers from coastal southern Spain. This workshop, held in conjunction with the Academy’s Howard Comfort FAAR’29 Summer School in Roman Pottery, aims to improve the knowledge of these vessels within the community of archaeologists working in Italy. The morning will be dedicated to lectures and the afternoon to discussion and the examination of finds.

Papers will be given in English.

Please note: picture identification is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome.

Round-table

African Italians in the Arts Today

  • Thursday, 9 July 2015 - 6:30pm
AAR Garden
Rome

In conjunction with Nero su Bianco, which remains on view through July 19, the American Academy in Rome presents the third in a series of appointments exploring the themes engaged by the exhibition. The exhibition will be open from 4pm to 7pm.

A round-table discussion - organized in collaboration with the online magazine GRIOT - with a new generation of African Italians making a mark in literature, cinema, television and fashion. Postwar Italy offered African Americans a refuge from racism in the United States, allowing them to excel in many artistic endeavors; today, the offspring of African immigrants in Italy have risen to the fore. The discussion will consider their accomplishments in various fields, assessing at the same time their status in an Italy transformed by immigration.

Participants in a conversation moderated by film critic Marco Giusti include fashion designer Stella Jean, writer Antonio Dikele Distefano, television presenter Wintana Rezene and Fred Kuwornu, a director whose works include a documentary entitled 18 IUS Soli about the marginal status of second generation offspring of African immigrants in Italy.

Please note: picture identification is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome.

Lecture

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

  • Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

In conjunction with Nero su Bianco, which remains on view through July 19, the American Academy in Rome presents the third in a series of appointments exploring the themes engaged by the exhibition. The exhibition will be open from 4pm to 7pm.

Alicia Garza, the charismatic co-founder of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement, will speak about new forms of social and political activism targeting racism and legal and social injustice.

Program support is provided by the Embassy of the United States of America.

Please note: picture identification is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome.