Gennaio 2019


Cultural Patrimony

  • Giovedì, 3 Gennaio 2019 - 6:30pm
San Diego Central Library
San Diego

Cultural Patrimony
January 3, 2019, 6:30 PM
San Diego Central Library
Neil Morgan Auditorium
330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA

Please join us in San Diego for a Conversations | Conversazioni event featuring leading members of the academic, preservation, and museum communities in a discussion of the global responsibility for the protection of cultural and intellectual heritage.

The panel of speakers will include: James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust; C. Brian Rose, James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania (1992 Fellow, 2012 Resident); and Laurie Rush, cultural resources manager and US Army archaeologist for the Department of Defense (2011 Fellow).

The program will be moderated by Lynne C. Lancaster, Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the Humanities at the American Academy in Rome (2002 Fellow).

This event is free and open to the public; an RSVP, however is required.


For additional information, please contact Shawn Miller at or 212-751-7200, ext. 344.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is the 2018–19 season sponsor of Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.

Fellow Shoptalks

Shoptalks – Talia Di Manno and Kirstin Valdez Quade

  • Lunedì, 14 Gennaio 2019 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room

Talia Di Manno
Holy Bodies and the Invention of History in Baroque Rome 

Discoveries of holy bodies, or “invenzioni,” under the altars of several of Rome’s churches between 1599 and 1634 provided the foundation for spectacular building and decorative cycles. This talk discusses how the archaeology of bodies, poised between artifice and science, animated history writing and definitions of authenticity in the post-Reformation era.

Di Manno is the Anthony M. Clark/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellow in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley.

Kirstin Valdez Quade
Ordinary Sins

Kirstin Valdez Quade will read from an essay and a short story. “Ordinary Sins” first appeared in the New Yorker and is included in her collection, Night at the Fiestas.

Valdez Quade is the recipient of the John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize in Literature, a gift of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman. She is assistant professor for the Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.

The event will be held in English. Watch this event live at

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.


Incontri AIAC - Gestione dell’acqua e topografia suburbana

  • Lunedì, 21 Gennaio 2019 - 4:00pm
AAR Lecture Room

L’American Academy in Rome ospiterà un convegno dell’AIAC, l’Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica: il convegno è parte del benemerito e affermato ciclo Incontri organizzato dall’AIAC da ormai molti anni. Il tema di questo pomeriggio sarà la Gestione dell’acqua e topografia suburbana. L’incontro sarà moderato da Lynne Lancaster (American Academy in Rome). Si susseguiranno gli interventi di:

Ann GLENNIE (Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome - ICCS), Coping with Absence:  Rainwater Harvesting at Roman Cosa

Giuseppe RESTAINO (Università degli Studi di Pavia), Il tempio “ἐν τῷ προαστείῳ” di Eliogabalo. Problemi storici e topografici

L’evento si terrà in italiano e inglese. Sarà possibile seguirlo in diretta streaming

I visitatori dell'American Academy in Rome sono pregati di mostrare un documento d'identità all'ingresso.  Non è possibile accedere con bagagli o zaini di dimensioni superiori a cm 40 x 35 x 15. Non sono disponibili armadietti né guardaroba.

Fellow Shoptalks

Shoptalks – Zaneta Hong and Sean Tandy

  • Lunedì, 28 Gennaio 2019 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room and Studio 309

Zaneta Hong
Materiality of Disturbance

Architects and designers actively participate in the expansive reorganization of Earth’s matter and form. While the output of these spatial and material interventions tend to manifest as isolated artifacts, their formation is generated from an entanglement of complex ecologies, geologies, and technologies. This open studio presents how through the act of material specification, humans have transformed distant and remote landscapes, as decisively as their immediate surroundings.

Zaneta Hong is the Garden Club of America Rome Prize Fellow in Landscape Architecture and assistant professor at the University of Virginia.

Sean Tandy
Poetry and the Policing of Elite Roman Identity in Ostrogothic Italy

During the Ostrogothic period the Roman civic elite attempted to solidify the often-permeable boundaries of ethnic and class identity in order to distinguish itself from both the Gothic military elite and nonelite Romans. This talk examines the important role that poetry played in the formation and regulation of elite Roman identity through an examination of two ubiquitous poetic forms: satiric epigrams and honorary epitaphs. The former polices elite Roman identity by castigating vices, dress, and mannerisms considered “un-Roman” while the later presents an idealized model of elite Roman identity.

Sean Tandy is the Arthur Ross Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies and a PhD candidate in the Department of Classical Studies at Indiana University.

The event will be held in English.

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.