May 2017


Michael McCormick - The Fall of the Roman Empire: How Should We Study it in the 21st Century?

  • Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room

In this lecture, Michael McCormick will revisit the Fall of the Roman Empire using twenty-first century methods and tools, including biomolecular archaeology, paleoclimate science, and other digital applications that offer new insight into humanistic inquiry of the ancient past.

Michael McCormick is the Lester K. Little Scholar in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in the spring of 2017 and Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History in the History Department at Harvard University.

The lecture will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at

This event is organized in collaboration with Incontri Tardoantichi a Roma (ITAR).

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.


Conversations – Liquid Architecture

  • Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Depart Foundation Art Gallery
Los Angeles

Join AAR as we convene an interdisciplinary discussion on the role of structures and spaces for cultural and performance use. 

Christopher Hawthorne
Architecture Critic, Los Angeles Times (2016 Resident)
Mark Lee & Sharon Johnston 
Founding Partners, Johnston Marklee (2017 Residents)
Andrew Norman
Assistant Professor of Composition, Thornton School of Music,
University of Southern California (2007 Fellow)

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 7:00pm
Depart Foundation Art Gallery
9105 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles

This event is free to the public, however RSVPs are required:


For further information, please contact Shawn Miller at  212-751-7200 ext. 344 or

The 2016-17 season of Conversations/Conversazioni is sponsored by The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.