Aldo Schiavone - Ancient and Modern Equality
- Monday, 24 February 2014 - 6:00pm
- Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - 6:00pm
- Friday, 28 February 2014 - 11:00am
- Monday, 3 March 2014 - 6:00pm
- Wednesday, 5 March 2014 - 6:00pm
The Jerome Lectures are one of the most prestigious international lecture series for the presentation of new work on Roman history and culture and are presented at both the American Academy in Rome and the University of Michigan. In 2014, the 42nd year of the Lectures, eminent historian Aldo Schiavone of the Scuola Normale Superiore will discuss equality in the ancient and modern worlds.
The idea of equality is one of the constituent features of Western identity. Bound up within it in an almost inextricable fashion are the legacy of the classical world and modern thought, the ancient polis and industrial society. The aim of the lectures is to outline a genealogy of this character, beginning with two elements that made its birth possible: the invention of politics and democracy by the Greeks, and the invention of law by the Romans. These were the two paradigms that enabled the modern construction of equality through the great revolutions of the eighteenth century in America and France. And it is from them that we must begin if we wish to ask ourselves what the future of this decisive experience will be.
Aldo Schiavone is Professor of Roman law at the Scuola Normale Superiore. He has served as rettore of the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane in Florence, head of faculty in the school of jurisprudence at the Università di Firenze, and director of the Fondazione Istituto Gramsci. Professor Schiavone has been visiting faculty member at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and the Collège de France, and in the United States, has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Schiavone has published widely in the field of Roman law as well as on Roman history and Italian cultural history and criticism. He was the co-editor of the canonical Storia di Roma series, and the author of many monographs including Ius. L'invenzione del diritto in Occidente/The Invention of Law in the West, La storia spezzata. Roma antica e occidente moderno/The End of the Past: Ancient Rome and the Modern West and most recently, Spartacus.
Thomas Spencer Jerome (1864-1914) was an American lawyer and lover of Roman history who lived on Capri from 1899 until his death. In his will he endowed a series of lectures to be jointly administered by the University of Michigan and the American Academy in Rome, and delivered at both institutions. The revised lectures are typically published by the University of Michigan Press.
Monday, 24 February 2014
6pm, Villa Aurelia
L'invenzione greca della democrazia (in italiano)
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
6pm, AAR Lecture Room
The Roman Invention of Law (in English)
Introduction: Elio Lo Cascio, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Friday, 28 February 2014
11:00am, AAR Lecture Room
Slavery in the First Book of Aristotle’s “Politics”/Schiavitú nel primo libro di “La Politica” de Aristotele
To participate, please contact Kim Bowes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 3 March 2014
6pm, AAR Lecture Room
Economy and Inequality (in English)
Introduction: Andrea Giardina, Scuola Normale Superiore
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
6pm, AAR Lecture Room
Il mondo globale: nuovi problemi e vecchie risposte (in italiano)
Sheramy Bundrick - Considering Context: Greek Vases from Athens to Etruria
- Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 6:30pm
Sheramy Bundrick, National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies, will give her shoptalk entitled Considering Context: Greek Vases from Athens to Etruria.
Richard Wilson - The Remarkable Music of Robert Moevs
- Thursday, 13 March 2014 - 6:30pm
American composer Richard Wilson will give a talk on the music of Robert Moevs (1920-2007), whose long association with The American Academy in Rome began when he received the Rome Prize in 1952. The creator of a rich body of orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental music, Moevs received major performances by Leonard Bernstein and the Symphony of the Air, George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, and Erich Leinsdorf and the Boston Symphony. His piano concerto won the Stockhausen International Prize in Composition in 1978. Moevs taught at Harvard and Rutgers and was composer-in-residence at the American Academy in 1960-1961.
Richard Wilson is Mary Conover Mellon Professor of Music at Vassar and also serves as composer-in-residence with The American Symphony Orchestra.
Jessica Nowlin - Death and Value in Orientalizing Central Italy
- Tuesday, 18 March 2014 - 6:30pm
Jessica Nowlin, Frank Brown/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies, will give her shoptalk entitled Death and Value in Orientalizing Central Italy.
Thomas Kelley - LOOK NOW!
- Thursday, 20 March 2014 - 6:30pm
Thomas Kelley, James R. Lamantia, Jr. Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture, will give his shoptalk entitled LOOK NOW!
Reynold Reynolds - Works by Reynold Reynolds
- Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 6:30pm
Reynold Reynolds, Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Arts, will give his shoptalk entitled Works by Reynold Reynolds.
Nicholas de Monchaux - Random Walks Drawn Through a Shifting Climate: Resilience, Re-Use, and the Nature of Rome
- Thursday, 27 March 2014 - 6:30pm
Nicholas de Monchaux, Rolland Rome Prize Fellow in Design, will give his shoptalk entitled Random Walks Drawn Through a Shifting Climate: Resilience, Re-Use, and the Nature of Rome.