February 2017


Modern Italian Studies Seminar - Jessica Marglin

  • Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 5:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Gustave Le Gray, 'Bateaux quittant le port du Havre’, 1856.

In 2016, the British School at Rome and École française de Rome launched a Modern Italian History Seminar in Rome. To be hosted by the various Academies, the seminar’s aims are:

  • to bring together visiting and resident Italianists;

  • to develop a network of permanent academics within the city and Italy that will enable better connection with visiting scholars;

  • to further awareness of newly published and current research underway in Italy.

The American Academy in Rome will host the first session of the 2017 Modern Italian Studies Seminar, which brings together scholars in the city’s foreign schools to share and discuss work in progress. The session will be held on Wednesday 1 February at 5:30pm with a paper by Jessica Marglin, the National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellow in Modern Italian Studies at the American Academy in Rome and Assistant Professor of Religion in the School of Religion at the University of Southern California. The title of the paper is “Nationality on Trial: International Private Law across the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean.” The paper will be given in English.

For further information about the seminars, please contact:
Simon Martin, Research Fellow, British School at Rome. Email:
Fabrice Jesné, Directeur des études pour les Époques moderne et contemporaine, École française de Rome. Email: