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International Workshop on the Importance of Salt-production in Antiquity

Salt and Power. Early States, Rome and Resource Control

International experts from various disciplinary backgrounds are brought together to present and discuss the current state of research related to a diverse set of research topics concerning salt.

Public Lectures: Dutch Diplomacy and Venice

The Making of Dutch Diplomacy in the Seventeenth Century and the letters of the first Venetian envoy in the Hague (1616-1623)

KRD “The Three Narratives of the Florentine Codex: Discrepancies and Complementarity between Texts and Images”

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Seminar: Reasoning to Believe

Epideictic Rhetoric and the Early Modern Sermon

This PhD/Research Master course will concentrate on early modern sermons, a genre of tremendous impact on European culture not just in the period of the Reformation but throughout. We will lecture on the practice of sermons in the period 1200-1650 throughout and beyond Europe, concentrating on the Roman scene: where, when and how were sermons held?


Seminar: Raphael’s Antiquity

Seminar: Collecting the World in Rome

Rome is home to almost one hundred museums and countless collections from the four corners of the worlds. How did these collections of ethnographical, natural and archaeological objects come about and what do they reveal about Rome’s and Italy’s engagement with the expanding world, its colonies in Africa, and the ‘New’ World after 1492?


CfP: Symposium Practices of Privacy

Following up the 2020 event Practices of Privacy: Knowledge in the Making, which launched the “Practices of Privacy” symposia, the 2022 edition will explore how dialogue can be a mediator for the development of ideas in all kinds of areas of human interest during the early modern period (c. 1400–1800). We are interested in how dialogue, privacy, and space intersect in the history of knowledge.

Workshop “Anchoring Ancient Colonization”

Practicum: Mining Library Treasures

KNIR's Rare Books Collection


Narrazioni e Memorie di un’Italia divisa

Roma laboratorio di Storia/storie


Latin Epigraphy on location


Seminar: Contested History, Memory and Museums

Ennio Quirino Visconti and His Role in the ‘Second Roman Republic’ under Napoleon Rule

Summer School: Cultures of Science and Art in Rome, 1400-1900