This lecture focuses upon heritage interpretation aimed at the public on the sections of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site within the UK (The Antonine Wall and Hadrian’s Wall) and can be followed live or online.
Raphael was a prominent member of a network that would have a dramatic impact on cultural history, including the most prominent humanists and antiquarians of the period. During this course we will look at the way Antiquity was interpreted by Raphael and his peers, and at the reception of Raphael’s antiquity by subsequent generations. Most of all we will discuss and visit the Roman works of the master himself, in painting, drawing, architecture and antiquarian scholarship.
A 3-day hybrid event in honor of Jean-Pierre Brun to discuss new data, trends and approaches to Roman viticulture and wine production.
by Marcy Norton (University of Pennsylvania)
20 October 2021 at 17.00 CET, hybrid event
We are happy to announce that after a year of lockdown due to the pandemic, we are able to relaunch the KNIR Colloquium programme. This year’s first colloquium has been organized by Fenneke Sysling (Leiden University) and will be held from 18 till 20 October. Sysling’s colloquium focuses on collections of plaster face casts, found in anthropological museums all over Europe. You are welcome to attend the public lecture Densità e opacità degli oggetti sensibili. Prospettive nella curatela delle collezioni coloniali by Rosa Anna Di Lella (Museo delle Civilità di Roma) on Tuesday 19 October at 17.00 CET at the institute.
Verplaatst naar 23-28 juli 2021
Monday 12 July at 17.00h our visiting professor Rainer Hirsch-Luipold will present his current research on the fascinating pagan-religious thinker Plutarch of Chaeronea, who inspired creative minds such as Shakespeare, Montaigne, Schiller and even Beethoven. Please join us live (RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Zoom.
7 July 2021 at 17.00 CET
Postponed to 22 June – 1 July 2021
26 May 2021 at 17.00 CET
12 May 2021 at 17.00 CET
CANCELLED due to Covid-19
Suspended due to Covid-19
New Date TBA
Masterclass: A Greek Philosopher and Priest of Apollo in Rome. Plutarch’s Religious Philosophy and its Impact on Christian Thinking
Plutarch, the Platonist philosopher and priest of Apollo at Delphi, is the most prolific and erudite Greek author with an enormous oeuvre covering issues ranging from history and biography through natural sciences and art to ethics and theology. During his stay in Rome Plutarch wrote lives of illustrious Greeks and Romans and expressed in some of them his view of religion and God (Romulus, Numa, Cicero). The seminar will have a special focus on these Lives together with Roman Questions and other writings discussing matters of religion and theology.
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
In this field school, you explore the archaeology of mountain society with a small, international team in mountain sites in the Apennines. Together we develop the best field methodology for each site, combining Lidar, satellite and drone data with hard old-fashioned field work. The history and archaeology of ancient societies often focus on coastal settlements in fertile plains, well-connected by the Mediterranean Sea. Mountain society has been understudied because of negative, primitive stereotyping, and simply because field work is much harder in thin air and thick vegetation. Yet, highland sites in the Apennines were often much larger and more complex than previously thought. In this campaign, we try to shed light on sites such as hillforts, and their role in ancient society. Besides practical skills in the field, in the lab you learn to process Lidar, drone and other data. The campaign is physically demanding, but guarantees beautiful views of the Italian mountains.