Archivio eventi

Aprile 2024

Course: The Art of Making

Workshop Practice in the Early Modern Period


Public Lecture: Anatomy of a (Rise and) Fall. Ravenna and its territory, 400-900 CE

Keynote Lecture of the Workshop "Italy & Byzantium: The New Millennium in Pottery Studies"
Tegel Workshop Joanita Vroom

Workshop: Italy & Byzantium. The New Millennium in Pottery Studies

Colloquium: Where did they get this? Distinguishing written and non-written sources of knowledge

KNIR Colloquium
For Website Publication Mandragore From Muhammad Tusi’s Wonders Of Creation, Walters Museum Ms. W593, Fol. 116v.

Public Lecture: Between Street Knowledge and Book Knowledge: Tracing the Mandragore Lore in Medieval Arabic and Persian Texts

Keynote Lecture of the Workshop "Where did they get this? Distinguishing written and non-written sources of knowledge"

Opening: Exhibition Wessel Huisman @ KNIR

Course: Writing on the Margins. Graffiti in Italy (7th-16th century)

Deadline CfA NWIB Visiting Professorship

Marzo 2024

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Inaugural lecture Prof. T.D. (Tesse) Stek: Rome in de Westelijke Méditerranée: imperialisme tussen historiografie en archeologie

Course: Excavating National Pasts

Rome and the (Trans) National Archaeologies of Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Krd Vroom

Public Lectures: Food, Archaeology, and Art

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Course: Latin Epigraphy on location

Febbraio 2024

Workshop: Missionary Material Assemblages and the Mission of Museums

The Spirit on Display

Workshop: ‘A Great Miracle is Man’

Anthropocentrism and Ecocentrism in the Early Modern Netherlands and Italy

Public Lecture: De Toekomst van het verleden: Erfgoed en klimaat

The Future of the Past: Heritage and Climate

Course: Narrazioni e Memorie di un’Italia divisa

Arte e attivismo come pratiche di cittadinanza

Course: Interdisciplinaire Romereis

Verdiepende nascholingscursus in Rome voor docenten in het voortgezet onderwijs
Online Open Dag

Online Open Day by the KNIR Ambassadors

Fototentoonstelling en film Menuet met regisseur Lili Rademakers (94)

Workshop: Roman landscapes across the Western Mediterranean

Historiography & landscape archaeological approaches in Italy, Spain and Portugal compared

Dicembre 2023

Course: Mining Library Treasures

Discovering Rome in KNIR's Rare Books Collection

Novembre 2023

Palazzo Barberini Foto For Rick Lawson Cleveringa Meeting Knir Tue. 28nov23, 6.00 P.m.

CLEVERINGA MEETING ROME 2023: From Professor Cleveringa to the Palazzo Barberini and beyond – prospects for the rule of law in Europe

by Prof.dr. R.A. Lawson
Willem Frederik Hermans (1986)

Hermans en de klassieken. Mythen, chaos en oorlog

Pliny Programme Rome Page 1

Conference: Pliny the Elder on Magic and Religion

Dutch Alumni Event in Rome & Milan

Tegel Krd Carlo Taviani

Public Lecture: The Renaissance Confusion of Africa

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Conference: Beyond the Alps. Artistic Exchanges between the Low Countries and Italy in Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture

10th Annual Ards Conference

Course: Classical Roots of (Early) Modern Colonisation


Ottobre 2023

Conference: Bestselling Muses: Current popular retellings of Greek and Roman myth from a female perspective

Image Talk Emily Hauser

Public Lecture: Recovering the Women of the Trojan War: Why now?

The public lecture is part of DAY 1 of the conference "Bestselling Muses"

Tavola rotonda: Quo vadis?, Cabiria e gli ‘Archaeologisti’

Book Presentation: The Central Baths at Pompeii

at the Academia Belgica

Conference: Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages. Collections, Mediators and the Practice of Compiling

Archaeological Field Work: Exploring Ancient Mountain Society in Beira Alta (Portugal)

Location: Portugal

Public Lecture: ‘Taking it like candy’: Medicinal Chocolate and the Society of Jesus

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Settembre 2023

Workshop: Staging “italianità” between Race, Science and the Arts. Organized by Dr. Beatrice Falcucci

Museum, Exhibitions, Festivals and the Making of Identities in Italy 1911-1967

Public Lecture: Museums as Archives. Cultural Emergence, Disappearance, and Reemergence through Museum Collections

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Convegno: Il papato breve di Adriano VI. Storia, religione, arte, cultura

Convegno internazionale nel cinquecentenario della morte del pontefice

Convegno internazionale nel cinquecentenario della morte del pontefice.

Archaeological Field Work: Exploring Mountain Society in Ancient Samnium

Location: Molise

Course: Byzantine Rome

Unknown Archaeology and History of the Eternal City (400-1000 AD)

Agosto 2023

Minor Program Rome-Florence: Italian Art & History

Luglio 2023

NWIB Summer School: Urban Heritage

in Rome, Florence or Athens

International Summer School: Shakespeare’s Rome (SRISS)


Workshop Mapping Ancient Africa Project

De Nacht van Rome

Roma Futura
Tegel Race To The Bottom

Conference: Making Households Count

Summer School: Roma Caput Mundi

Archaeological Field School: Unearthing a Roman Villa in Satricum (Italy)

Latium Vetus in the Imperial Period (1st – 5th AD)

Giugno 2023

Course: Archival Politics. Culture, Power, and Suppression

Incontro Societas Spinozana

Public Lecture: Africa’s Shifting Landscapes. Rome’s Imagined Geographies of Empire

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Seminar: Uses of Heritage in International Security and Politics

Maggio 2023

Seminar: The World of the Greek Epigram. Inscribing Funerary Poetry in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods

This seminar explores both the phenomenon of epigram production itself and discusses the worldview that was inscribed in the epigrams. You are all welcome to join at KNIR on 26 May, starting from 13.00 CET. RSVP:

Practicum: Drones over ancient Samnium

Aerial archaeology practicum in Molise

Workshop: Handling Devotional Objects in Late Medieval and Early Modern Worlds. Materiality, Mobility, Anxiety

KNIR Colloquium
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Open House Roma at KNIR

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Workshop: Culture Wars as a Historical Concept and Political Phenomenon

KNIR Colloquium

Public Lecture: Why Postcolonial Classics Matter

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)
Challenging Eternity

Course: Challenging Eternity

Planning heritage in the participatory society

Aprile 2023

Crustumerium, open house!

Wednesday, April 26th, from 16.00 to 17.30, staff and students of the course “Tombs from Excavation to Digital Publication, The Crustumerium Publication Project” will organise in the Auditorium of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome an open house for all interested in what is going on in the Institute´s laboratorium!

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

Workshop: The Architectural Heritage of Fascist Italy from 1945 until Today

Public Lecture: The Ecologies of Italian Colonialism: Fascist Enterprises in North and East Africa

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Practicum: Tombs from Excavation to Digital Publication

The Crustumerium Publication Project

Marzo 2023

Workshop: Scholarly Fame and Celebrity. A Transhistorical Perspective

Presentation of Matthijs Jonker’s KNIR Paper “The Academization of Art” at the Villa Medici

Public Lecture: Myths of the Voiceless. Heroes, Ancestors, and the Management of Power in pre-Roman Italy

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)
Myth and Imperialism

Course: Myth and Imperialism in the Roman Republic

Latin Epigraphy on location

Febbraio 2023

Workshop: Money in Mid Republican Rome

Public Lecture: The Afterlives of Italy’s Fascist Party Headquarters from 1945 to Today

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Course: Narrazioni e Memorie di un’Italia divisa

Roma laboratorio di Storia/storie

Online Open Day by the KNIR Ambassadors

Conference: Pius XII and the Low Countries (1939-1958)

Three Years after the Opening of the Vatican Archives: First Results, New Insights, Research Perspectives

Workshop: Visualising Global, Local and Glocal in Roman Archaeology

Gennaio 2023

The Assimilation of Mesoamerican Gods in a Visual Theory of Religion. From the Codex Vat. Lat. 3738 to the Work of Lorenzo Pignoria

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Course: Raphael’s Antiquity

Conference: The Damned Despot

Rethinking Domitian and the Flavian World

In this conference, we aim to build on recent studies of Domitian and his reign, shedding light on this elusive emperor, whose memory has been largely forgotten, but whose impact on Rome’s cityscape is still visible to this day and whose influence on the later development of the Roman Empire cannot be ignored.

Call for Papers: Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages

Collections, Mediators and the Practice of Compiling

Dicembre 2022

FUTURISMOON – Presentation of Irma Boom’s BAV AGENDA 2023

Practicum: Mining Library Treasures

KNIR's Rare Books Collection

Workshop: An Archaeology of the “Etruscan Revival”

The Building of the Etruscan Legacy: 1850-1959

The workshop investigates from an interdisciplinary perspective the debates raised during the 19th and the 20th century about the legacy of Etruscan civilization in Italian art and culture.

Presentazione dei libri “Companion to the Early Modern Cardinal” (2020) e “Portrait Cultures of the Early Modern Cardinal” (2021)

Il cardinale nell’epoca moderna: tra soggetto speciale e sguardo complessivo nella storia e la storia dell'arte

Workshop “Anchoring Ancient Colonization”

Novembre 2022

Symposium Practices of Privacy

Hybrid Seminar: Dutch Brazil in Print and Poetry

This event is part of the Seminar Series "Storie connesse. Orientamenti di storia globale dell’età moderna" (Connected Histories: Orientations of Global History in the Early Modern Period)
Collecting the world in Rome

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?

Research Seminar: Il fascismo visto dagli altri

Reception and Self-representation of Italian Fascism from the March on Rome to the Fascist Empire

Public Lecture: Rome in the 10th Century AD

This event highlights ongoing research into the town of Rome a thousand years ago, in the middle of the Middle Ages.

Public Lecture “Ideologies of Latin in Fascist Italy: the language of Rome between Fascism and Catholicism”

Ottobre 2022

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

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

On Observing Plants and Exploring Imagination in Art and Science: De Onkruidenier and Marjo Postma on their work in Rome

KNIR Art Dialogues (KAD)

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)

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.

Settembre 2022

Beyond ‘The Battle of Algiers’. Fiction, Non-fiction, and Militant Cinema

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)
Baksteen Uit Het Friese Klooster Mariëngaarde, Met Een Afbeelding Van De Heilige Norbertus (fries Museum)

Lezing: De Heilige, de horzel en de abt. Het raadsel van de eerste Premonstratenzers in Rome

Public Lecture: Early Modern Scientific Institutions and Their Images

Keynote Lecture of the Workshop “Images and Institutions”

Workshop “Images and Institutions”

The Visual Culture of Early Modern Scientific Societies

Images and Institutions brings together an international team of historians of art and science for a three-day symposium in Rome to gain a larger picture of the relationships between visual culture and the developing practices of collaborative science.

International Summer School: Shakespeare’s Rome (SRISS)

The SRISS is held in English and opens for the first time a double track: one for undergraduate students (BA) and one for post-graduate students (MA, PhDs, Postdocs, ESL teachers). Participants will be provided with appropriate methodological tools which will help them to develop a specific competence on Shakespeare’s Rome within an intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective.

Archaeological Field Work: Exploring Mountain Society in Ancient Samnium (Molise)

Agosto 2022

Minor Program Rome-Florence

What distinguishes this Minor is the on-site teaching, where Bachelor students are invited to always take into account the first-hand observation of objects, locations, urbanistics and social contexts. In all its courses, students are trained in documenting and analysing visual materials and performative practices in the Roman and Florentine contexts.

Luglio 2022

Summer School: Roma Caput Mundi

Vriendendag 2022

Vriendendag 2022

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Dag van Rome

Public Lecture: Ethnic Diversity and Prosocial Behavior

Keynote Lecture of the Symposium "Cultures of Resilience. Transdisciplinary Inquiries

Giugno 2022

Workshop: Centuriated Landscapes in Italy and the Iberian Peninsula

Between Methodological Innovation and New Historical Insights

Workshop: Paper Heritage Making: Mexican Treasury and Baroque Rome

Public Lecture “The Return of the Golden Age: Sycophancy and Subversion”

Opening Exhibition Menno Balm

From 16 June till 29 July, the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome will host the exhibition Linea e Luce, Firenze e Roma nei disegni di Menno Balm. The opening of the exhibition is 16 June 2022 at 17:00 CET.

A selection of Menno’s drawings of Florence and Rome will be on display at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. You are welcome to visit the exhibition during office hours on Monday to Friday from 9 am till 17.30.

L’Italia brandisce la spada dell’Antica Roma. Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, and Modern Myths in Early 20th Century Italy

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Conference: The Responsible Society in Early Modern Christianity

Voices & Fruits

Social responsibility as the moral obligation individuals or organizations have towards the wellbeing of society, is a key topic in 21st century public debate. The conference centers on the question how this topic was dealt with in Early Modern Christianity (ca.1400-ca.1700) as a period that brought about fundamental and long-lasting changes and brought forth inspiring individuals with innovative ideas. The conference seeks to shed historic light on the relevant issue of social responsibility in the expectation that academic research comes up with inspirational results. The conference is interdisciplinary and comparative regarding various geographical and confessional positions.

Excavating National Pasts

Rome and the (Trans) National Archaeologies of Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Maggio 2022

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.

Workshop: Building the Exotic through Transmedial Practices

This research seminar aims to investigate the ways in which Fascist colonialism endeavored to construct a coordinated public image of its colonies and occupied territories through a “media convergence”.

KNIR Open House

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

Mapping Uncertainty. Early Modern Global Cartography, 21st Century Discussions

KNIR Colloquium by Dr. Djoeke van Netten (University of Amsterdam)

Workshop: Cultural Exchange, Interaction and Innovation in Early Sixteenth-Century Venice

The Interdisciplinary Artistic Milieu of Silvestro Ganassi

Aprile 2022

Simposio del corso Narrazioni e Memorie di un’Italia divisa e postsecolare

Transnational Perspectives on Post-Secular Italy: Arts, Media and Religion

International Research Seminar

Voorjaarsactiviteit Vrienden van het KNIR

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.

American Things Reduced into Art: Epistemologies and Politics of Knowledge Appropriation in the 16th Century

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Research Seminar: WW2, Trauma, and the Effects for the Next Generation

History, Cultural Memories, and Economics
Seminario Rotte Globali Tegel

Seminario ibrido: Storie Materiali – Storie Globali

Ciclo ISEMinari

Marzo 2022

International Mediterranean Survey Workshop

42nd edition

Hybrid Conference: A Hellenistic Revolution? Objects and Change in Afro-Eurasia from the 3rd to 1st centuries BC

An international conference organised in the framework of the Leiden University VICI project Innovating Objects. The impact of global connections and the formation of the Roman Empire

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.

Webinar: Rotte globali

Un progetto di storia globale e culturale della navigazione commerciale transoceanica

Webinar: Rotte globali

Un progetto di storia globale e culturale della navigazione commerciale transoceanica

Webinar: Rotte globali

Un progetto di storia globale e culturale della navigazione commerciale transoceanica

Webinar: Rotte globali

Un progetto di storia globale e culturale della navigazione commerciale transoceanica

Lecture: Making Money in Republican Rome

by Prof. dr. Fleur Kemmers, Goethe Universität

Numismatics: Faces of Power

Coinage as a historical source in the Roman and early modern period

Febbraio 2022

Latin Epigraphy on location

Narrazioni e Memorie di un’Italia divisa

Dicembre 2021

Public Lecture: Federico Finchelstein, On Why the History from the Margins is Central to Fascism and Populism

hybrid event
Tavola Rotonda 16 Dicembre

Tavola rotonda: Resistere alla violenza: memorie, narrazioni e pratiche culturali

Evento in modalità ibrida

Tavola rotonda: Testimonianze e narrazioni fra l’Italia e l’America Latina

Evento in modalità ibrida

KNIR Colloquium: “Us versus Them”

Exploring Transatlantic Practices of Fascism(s) and Populism(s) from the Margins

This KNIR Colloquium is a joint initiative of dr. Maria Bonaria Urban (KNIR), dr. Monica Jansen and dr. Reindert Dhondt (Utrecht University), and explores the role of Europe’s fascist and far-right legacies in shaping models of authoritarian government and dictatorship in a global world where populism is on the rise.

Practicum: Mining Library Treasures

KNIR's Rare Books Collection

Italian colonialism and the building of national belonging from XIX Century to the Republic

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Projection of the documentary film “Hidden Pages”

Novembre 2021

We Are the People

Transnational Imaginaries of (Anti-)Fascism and Populism

Public Lecture: Decolonizing the Roman Frontiers

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.

Italian Colonial Museums and Collections. Between History, Memory and Today’s Challenges

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

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.

Ottobre 2021

Vine-growing and winemaking in the Roman world

A 3-day hybrid event in honor of Jean-Pierre Brun to discuss new data, trends and approaches to Roman viticulture and wine production.

Indigenous Epistemology and Early Modern Science. Nahua Scholars and the Making of “De historia animalium Novae Hispaniae” (1571-1577)

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

KNIR Colloquium: Plaster face casts and the heritage of colonialism and racial science

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.

Byzantine Rome

Unknown Archaeology and History of the Eternal City (400-1000 AD)

Academic Workshop: The Year 1000 in Rome

Settembre 2021

Knir Debate

KNIR Debate

Skyline Rome Lijn

Zoomsessie: Van ‘zona rossa’ tot ‘Green Pass’. Tips voor een Romereis in 2021/2022

Toegang is gratis
Boekomslag Mafiopoli

Mafiopoli: Een zoektocht naar de ‘Ndrangheta, de machtigste maffia van Italië

Archaeology Field School: Exploring Mountain Society in Ancient Samnium

Luglio 2021

Nascholingscursus De interdisciplinaire Romereis

Verplaatst naar 23-28 juli 2021

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Keynote Lecture: The Theology of a Pagan Philosopher

Prof. Dr. Rainer Hirsch-Luipold (University of Bern)

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: or on Zoom.

Ongoing Research Projects on the Mid-Republican Colonies of Rome in Southern Lazio and Sabina: Fregellae, Terracina and Cascia, Villa San Silvestro

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Summer School: Roma Caput Mundi

Giugno 2021

Dynamics of the Durable. A History of Making Things Last in the Arts

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Seminar: Latin Epigraphy on Location

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

Maggio 2021

Field Practicum Mountain Archaeology: Survey, Aerial, Remote Sensing

Memory of the Risorgimento in the South: New Challenges

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

From Mexico to 16th-Century Italy: The Transatlantic Lives of Mesoamerican Artifacts

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Aprile 2021

Des Aff A3 Corp Facult

Conference Augustine and the Humanists

Symposium Masterlanguage 23.04.2021 Website

Simposio Masterlanguage

Marzo 2021

Imagining Institutions Otherwise: Art, Politics, and State Transformation

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Seminar: Excavating National Pasts


Seminar: Early Roman Imperialism in the Making


About the Nuraghe: Colonialism and Rural Exploitation at S’Urachi, Sardinia

KNIR Research Dialogues (KRD)

Febbraio 2021

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

Gennaio 2021

Winter School: Roma Caput Mundi


Settembre 2020


Garden Day

Opening academic year 20-21

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.