April 2017


Stella Nair - Rome in the Andes, Italy in the Americas: A Conversation on Architectural and Cultural Entanglements in the Early Modern World

  • Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room

From sixteenth century writers' use of Ancient Roman precedents to describe Inca architecture, to Pope Francis’s 2017 declaration that Native Americas have rights to their ancestral lands, the Italian peninsula and the (Native) Americas have a long history of architectural and cultural entanglement. In this informal lecture, Nair will discuss her architectural research as well as issues that have arisen during her stay in Rome, such as Columbus, transatlantic exchange, and historic preservation practices.

Stella Nair is the Charles K. Williams II Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation and Conservation at the American Academy in Rome and Associate Professor in the Department of Art History-Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The shoptalk 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.