Byzantine Rome

Byzantine Rome

The city of Rome certainly did not end after the Roman era, but it transformed considerably – just like Italy and the Mediterranean in general. At the same time, Early Medieval Rome was not an entirely new world as it was deeply rooted in its ancient past. Although...
Seminar: We Are the People

Seminar: We Are the People

The crisis of democracy in Europe and the Americas has generated a revival of mass protests. These protesters advocate a central role for the people in political decision making and reclaim public space with their bodily presence. Many of the iconic images used by...
Practicum: Mining Library Treasures

Practicum: Mining Library Treasures

In collaboration with the KB National Library of the Netherlands Hidden in the basement of the KNIR is a treasure waiting to be explored: a collection of over 500 rare books, mostly from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries and covering a wide array of...
Minor Program Rome-Florence

Minor Program Rome-Florence

Rome and Florence are of paramount importance to those working in the humanities, since most of its disciplines originate in late medieval or early modern Italy, and even postmodernism has some of its most significant roots in Italian intellectual debates. Therefore,...