Calendar

October 2019

Talk

Elizabeth Rodini - Journeys, and the Afterlife of Things

  • Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Image: Elizabeth Rodini, Street scene, Istanbul, 2018.

What can we learn by following the trajectory of a single object? Using a renowned but puzzling Renaissance portrait as the starting point, Elizabeth Rodini will explore how a fragile fifteenth-century painting speaks to a range of contemporary matters, from the politics of preservation to ideologies of imagery and beyond.   

Elizabeth Rodini is the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome. Previous to her arrival at the Academy, she was teaching professor and founding director of the Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University. Her interests lie at the intersections of historical inquiry and contemporary practice, and center on the mobility of objects across time, space, and imagination. Recent work examines the reception of Islamic objects in Venice; museological developments in 20th-century Paris; and the exhibition of African art in contemporary American museums. This lecture grows out of her forthcoming book, Gentile Bellini’s Portrait of Sultan Mehmet II: Lives and Afterlives of an Iconic Image (I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury, 2020).

The shoptalk will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

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

 

Talk

Lynne Lancaster - My Rome: A Long-Term Relationship with the Eternal City

  • Monday, 7 October 2019 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Lynne Lancaster, December 2009.

Lynne Lancaster will speak about the ways in which her time in Rome over a 30-year period has affected the trajectory of her research on Roman architecture.

Lynne Lancaster (Fellow 2002) is the Mellon Professor In Charge of the Humanities. She is the author of Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome, Innovations in Context (Cambridge 2005) and Innovative Vaulted Construction in the Architecture of the Roman Empire, 1st to 4th centuries CE(Cambridge 2015) as well as articles on the Colosseum, Trajan’s Column, and Trajan’s Markets. She studied architecture at Virginia Tech (B.Arch) and Classical Archaeology at Oxford University (M.Phil., D.Phil.).

The shoptalk will be given in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

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