Calendario

Gennaio 2020

Lecture

David T. Gura - Medieval Prosemetric Commentary and Allegory to Ovid's "Metamorphoses"

  • Martedì, 7 Gennaio 2020 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

David T. Gura will give the opening lecture for the University of Notre Dame Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology, which will be held at the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway campus from 7–17 January 2020. In collaboration with the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV), the course introduces participants to various aspects of Latin Paleography and Western Codicology, offering a balance of theoretical and practical applications. Gura's lecture will address the medieval reception of Ovid's Metamorphoses and its manuscript context. 

David T. Gura is curator of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts in the Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame and associate professor of paleography in Notre Dame's Medieval Institute.

The lecture will be held in English. You can watch it  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.

Fellow Shoptalks

Shoptalks - Fiori Berhane and Garrett Bradley

  • Lunedì, 13 Gennaio 2020 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Fiori Berhane
From Revolution to Human Rights: Eritrean Refugees, De-colonization and the Migration Crisis.

In the talk she will give an overview of her research on Eritrean refugees, the history of EPLF organizing efforts in Bologna, to recent wider transformations around the international refugee regime.

Fiori Berhane is the Rome Prize Fellow in Modern Italian Studies and PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Brown University.

Garrett Bradley
Public symbols and singular narratives

In the talk, she will discuss her interest around the the complexity of narrative within singular space and her inquires of this within the context of film, installation and sound.

Garrett Bradley is the Philip Guston Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Arts and Artist, New Orleans.

The shoptalks will be held in English. You can watch them 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.

Conversation

Danielle Allen and Theaster Gates - Talking to Strangers: Art and Democracy in These Times

  • Giovedì, 16 Gennaio 2020 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome

Talking to Strangers: Art and Democracy in These Times will feature a conversation between Danielle Allen and Theaster Gates on their creative approaches to a wide range of issues. Danielle Allen is the 2020 Esther Van Deman Resident in the Humanities at the American Academy in Rome and is the James Bryant Conant University Professor and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Theaster Gates is the 2020 Mary Miss Resident in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome and is Professor in the Department of Visual Arts and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. 

The conversation will be held in English. You can watch it live at https://livestream.com/aarome.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is the 2019–20 season sponsor of Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.

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. 

Fellow Shoptalks

Shoptalks - Christopher van den Berg and Kate Thomas

  • Lunedì, 20 Gennaio 2020 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Christopher van den Berg
Fighting with Statues: Venus, Minerva, and Rome's Civil War

This talk discusses how Cicero, during Rome’s Civil War (49–46 BCE), harnessed the symbolism of Minerva, goddess of wisdom and protectress of Athens and Rome, against Julius Caesar’s genealogical connection to Venus, goddess of love. It focuses on two of antiquity’s most famous statues—Phidias’s Athena Parthenos (Minerva) and Praxiteles’s Aphrodite of Knidos (Venus)—and how Cicero discusses and alludes to them in his dialogue “Brutus” (46 BCE).

Christopher van den Berg is the Andrew Heiskell/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies and Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Amherst College.

Kate Thomas
Lesbian Arcadia: the Villa Gamberaia at the fin-de-siecle

At the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century, Florence and its surrounding hills was so sought out and settled by Anglo-American expatriate lesbian artists and writers that contemporary commentators described the landscape as devoted to the “cult of women.” This lecture will focus on the Villa Gamberaia and its gardens. A highly celebrated Renaissance estate that was in decline by the nineteenth century, the Villa was lovingly restored by the Princess Ghyka and her partner Florence Blood from 1896 to 1925. She will explore how the garden’s features of nymphaeum, water parterre, secret garden, grotto and bosco can be seen to express what the novelist EM Forster called a “gay greenwood.” Drawing on recent theory on “vibrant matter” and “plant thinking” that see landscapes as mobile, sentient and desiring, she will reach toward a reading of how ruined and reinvented Italian landscapes shaped modern queer, particularly lesbian, cultural estate.

Kate Thomas is the Garden Club of America Rome Prize Fellow in Landscape Architecture and K. Laurence Stapleton Professor of English, Bryn Mawr College.

The shoptalks will be held in English. You can watch them 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. 

Fellow Shoptalks

Shoptalks - Alana Mailes and Pamela Z

  • Lunedì, 27 Gennaio 2020 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Alana Mailes
Music and Anglo-Venetian Intelligence Networks, c.1600-30

In two case studies on interconnected transnational spy rings, she analyzes the role of music in English and Venetian government surveillance after King James I reestablished formal diplomatic relations with Venice in 1603. She places musician-intelligencers such as Angelo Notari and Nicholas Lanier within wider diplomatic networks and examines music’s function within the households of ambassadors such as Antonio Foscarini, Henry Wotton, and Dudley Carleton. She argues that systematic state exploitation of music and musicians expedited intelligence acquisition on both sides of the English Channel, and in an age of rivalry between the two seafaring empires, spying ultimately facilitated England’s commercial conquest of the early modern Mediterranean.

Alana Mailes is the Paul Mellon/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Rome Prize Fellow in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and PhD Candidate, Department of Music, Harvard University.

Pamela Z
Crossing Disciplines (working as an extremely hyphenated artist)

Through video and audio examples and a bit of live demonstration, composer/performer and interdisciplinary artist Pamela Z will share her work and her process, and will discuss the increasingly blurred lines between disciplines in her practice. Highlighting her use of voice, processing, gesture-based MIDI controllers, video, found objects, and sampled speech sounds, she will illustrate the various directions her work has taken over the years and tie in the project she’s developing during her fellowship year at the American Academy in Rome.

Pamela Z is the Frederic A. Juilliard/Walter Damrosch Rome Prize Fellow in Musical Composition. Composer and performer, San Francisco.

The shoptalks will be held in English. You can watch them 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.