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September 2016

SHOPTALKS

Mark Robbins - Roman in America

  • Monday, 19 September 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

President of the AAR, artist and architect Mark Robbins (Fellow 1997), presents his work at the intersection of public space, art and urban design and speaks about the role of cultural institutions in a civil society.

The shoptalk will be held in English.

You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

SHOPTALKS

Kimberly Bowes - Where Did Roman Peasants Live?

  • Monday, 26 September 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Roman history and archaeology has focused on the lives of the elite. The Roman non-elite, especially those in the countryside, remain a people without history. This talk uses new data to address one basic question about the Roman rural poor: where did they live? The answer suggests a different image of peasant wealth, mobility and opportunity than previously supposed.

Kimberly Bowes (Fellow 2006) is the Director of the American Academy in Rome and Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

The shoptalk will be held in English.

You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

Conversations/Conversazioni

Ping Chong with Hou Hanru - All Islands Connect Underwater

  • Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
"Collidescope 2.0 Adventures in Pre and Post Racial America" by Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks 2016, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Photo Credit ©John Solem "UMass Amherst.”

This event is the keynote lecture for the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: American Classics.

Ping Chong is an internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary artist and pioneer in the use of media in the theater. The recipient of a 2014 National Medal of Arts award, since 1972 Ping Chong has created over 100 works for the stage which have been presented at major theatres and festivals worldwide including the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the RomaEuropa Festival to name a few. His work encompasses puppetry, dance, documentary theatre and multimedia spectacle and has explored subjects ranging from the Black Lives Matter Movement to modernization in China to the experiences of Muslim youth in post -9/11 America. Throughout, the common thread is a unifying commitment to artistic innovation and social responsibility.

In this lecture with media, Ping Chong will discuss his career in relation to the evolving political and cultural movements of the last five decades. He will show excerpts from two recent works BEYOND SACRED: Voices of Muslim Identity (2015) and COLLIDESCOPE 2.0: Adventures in Pre and Post Racial America (2016) as well as take questions from the audience.

Ping Chong is the Mary Miss Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in the fall 2016.
Hou Hanru is the Artistic Director of the MAXXI.

The event will be held in English.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is the 2016 - 2017 season sponsor of Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

Keynote Lecture

Graeme Barker - How Can Environmental Archaeology Respond to Archaeology’s ‘Grand Challenges’?

  • Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Population growth, health and well-being, domestication, agricultural intensification, and responses to climate change are some of the key thematic questions for the archaeology of the 21st century.  In this lecture, Emeritus Disney Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge University Graeme Barker explores some of the ways in which environmental archaeology has responded to the question of human-environment interactions and how it might contribute to other broader political and cultural issues in the modern world such as inequality and intolerance.

This is the keynote lecture for the Association for Environmental Archaeology 2016 conference held at the American University of Rome on Sept 30-Oct 1. More information is available at http://www.aea2016rome.com/overview.html

The lecture will be held in English.

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.