The library will be closed for external visitors the whole month of August. The academic staff will be back at the KNIR from 1 September.

Current courses and archive

Second semester 2021-2022

Summer School: Roma Caput Mundi

Excavating National Pasts

Seminar: Heritage and Memory Theory

This seminar will explore the complexity of heritage and memory theory departing from an exceptional case study: the city of Rome.

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

Masterclass “Humanist and Scholastic Roots of Early Modern Philosophy”

After a successful first edition in 2018, Professor Lodi Nauta and colleagues offer the opportunity to (R)MA/PhD students to participate in an unique masterclass which will examine the legacy of what we term late-medieval and Renaissance thought in early-modern philosophy.

Early Roman Imperialism in the Making

The course adopts a diachronic and systemic perspective with a focus on archaeology, in order to better understand Rome’s initial expansion between the late Regal and mid-Republican period (mid 6th to 3th century BC). Through a critical reading of Rome’s material record and that of Rome’s competitors in contemporary central Tyrrhenian Italy, you will explore the characteristics and socio-economic impact of early Roman expansion and colonisation, and evaluate different theories regarding the nature of early Roman imperialism.

Numismatics: Faces of Power

Latin Epigraphy on location

Narrazioni e Memorie di un’Italia divisa e postsecolare

Seminar: Excavating National Pasts

First semester 2021-2022

Practicum: Mining Library Treasures

We Are the People

Seminar: Raphael’s Antiquity

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.

Byzantine Rome

Archaeology Field School: Exploring Mountain Society in Ancient Samnium

Second semester 2020-2021

Masterclass: A Greek Philosopher and Priest of Apollo in Rome. Plutarch’s Religious Philosophy and its Impact on Christian Thinking

Seminar: Early Roman Imperialism in the Making

Suspended due to Covid-19

Seminar: Excavating National Pasts

CANCELLED due to Covid-19

Field Practicum Mountain Archaeology: Survey, Aerial, Remote Sensing

Seminar: Jesus’s Polymorphism in the Wider Context of Greco-Roman Religion

Seminar: Latin Epigraphy on Location

Postponed to 22 June - 1 July 2021

Summer School: Roma Caput Mundi

Nascholingscursus De interdisciplinaire Romereis

Verplaatst naar 23-28 juli 2021

First semester 2020-2021

Winter School: Roma Caput Mundi


Practicum: Exploring Mountain Society in Ancient Samnium

In this field school, you explore the archaeology of mountain society with a small, international team in mountain sites in the Apennines.