Sarah Nunberg & Valzhyna Mort

Monday, April 4, 2022–6:00 PM
AAR Lecture Room
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy
Graphic image with '2021-22 Fellow Shoptalk' in white letters against a light purple background

Sarah Nunberg
Sustainability Tools in Cultural Heritage: A New Mindset

Sustainability Tools in Cultural Heritage (STiCH) provides tools for making informed choices to reduce your carbon footprint. Sarah Nunberg’s talk will introduce the tools and consider the barriers to changing mindsets toward sustainable practices and consumption reduction. During the presentation all attendees will have the opportunity to use the calculator during the demonstration. Please bring your laptops (charged) and open to the link

Sarah Nunberg is the Adele Chatfield-Taylor Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation and Conservation and visiting professor in the Department of Math and Science at Pratt Institute.

Valzhyna Mort
30 Minutes’ Worth of Bones

The poet and translator Valzhyna Mort will read works from her recent collection, Music for the Dead and Resurrected, and speak about a lyrical voice in the time of crisis. Music for the Dead and Resurrected, winner of the International Griffin Poetry Prize, was a New York Times selection for “The Best Poetry of 2020.” This collection illuminates life in the shadows of imperial forces, speaking through familiar trauma with grotesque humor, looking with more than the eyes.

Valzhyna Mort is the Rome Prize Fellow in Literature and associate professor in the Department of English at Cornell University.

The shoptalks will be held in English.

You can watch Sarah Nunberg’s shoptalk live. Please register for Zoom in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.


Space in the Lecture Room is limited, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan to attend an event with a group of over six guests or students, please inform events [at] with at least 48 hours prior notice so that special arrangements can be made.

Guests will be asked to comply with Covid-19 safety protocols for events:

  • Access to the Academy requires the presentation of a valid photo ID and a Super Green Pass
  • FFP2 masks are required when indoors, and temperature will be checked before entry
  • Visitor contact information may be shared for contact tracing

Please contact events [at] with any questions.

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.