Past Events

February 20, 2024
Rome
Lecture/Conversation

Jessica L. Harris – Across the Atlantic: African American Female Entertainers in 1960s and 1970s Italy

In celebration of Black History Month, Jessica L. Harris (2024 Fellow) will deliver a lecture/installation of her current research project, which examines the positionality of African American female entertainers in Italian cultural products in the second half of the twentieth century.

February 19, 2024
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Joy Connolly & Alessandro Schiesaro – The Study of the Ancient World Today in the United States and Italy

A aerial view of Rome, including the Forum and the Colosseum, with the Apennines behind

Two renowned scholars of ancient Rome, Joy Connolly and Alessandro Schiesaro, discuss how the study of ancient world is evolving in the US and Italy.

February 19, 2024
Rome
Fellow Shoptalks

Miranda E. Mote & Gabriella L. Johnson – Ecological Imaginations across Botanical and Aquatic Worlds

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Fellow Shoptalks are a forum in which Rome Prize winners, Italian Fellows, and Affiliated Fellows present their work to each other and to the public. Shoptalks are occasionally streamed live on Zoom and posted to the Academy’s YouTube channel.

February 13, 2024
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni
Film Screening

Black Europeans from Renaissance to Present Day

Color film still showing two men (one with dark skin, the other with light skinned) dressed in Renaissance era clothes in a room

In celebration of Black History Month, the American Academy is screening Il Moro (2021) by Afro-Italian director, producer, and actor Daphne Di Cinto, followed by a conversation with Olivette Otele.

February 8, 2024
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni
Environmental Humanities

Pairings: Progress and Tradition through Food and Wine

Color photograph of two hands digging up beans from the dirt

At a critical time when climate change is producing indelible effects to our agricultural systems, immigration patterns, food security, and safety and security, the American Academy in Rome presents two conversations that center climate change as a humanitarian crisis.

February 7, 2024
Rome
Fellow Shoptalks

Emily B. Frank & Dov Honick

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Fellow Shoptalks are a forum in which Rome Prize winners, Italian Fellows, and Affiliated Fellows present their work to each other and to the public. Shoptalks are occasionally streamed live on Zoom and posted to the Academy’s YouTube channel.

January 19, 2024
Rome
Performance

Manhattan String Quartet in Concert

Color photograph of a seventeenth century Italian villa in Rome

Performing a program that includes movements from two Rome Prize Fellows in Musical Composition, Samuel Barber (1935–37 Fellow), and Aaron Copland (1951 Fellow), the Manhattan String Quartet will also be interpreting pieces by Mozart, Wolf, Palestrina, and Gesualdo.

January 16, 2024
Rome
Talking Architecture

Talking Architecture No. 1: Stephen Cassell & Maria Claudia Clemente – Research in Architectural Practice

A white woman and a white man, both early middle age, in side by side photographs

Stephen Cassell, 2023 Resident in architecture, and Maria Claudia Clemente of Labics, will deliver the first lecture for “Talking Architecture,” a new series in collaboration with La Sapienza and Casa dell’Archittetura.

December 14, 2023
Rome
Exhibition

Winter Open Studios

Winter Open Studios showcases the work in progress of Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows at the American Academy in Rome.

December 12, 2023
Rome
Conference/Symposium

Preserving the Past, Restoring the Future

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This event brings together artists and scholars, scientists and creatives, to discuss the intersections, continuities, and disconnects in their collective work on cultural heritage and preservation.