Eventi

Series

2017-2018 New Works in the Arts and Humanities

East and West

In the realm of ideas, the notion of a culture clash between East and West gained force with the publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism in 1978. In an argument that has provoked debate ever since, Said proposed that European intellectuals constructed an image of the Islamic East as a foil for enlightened Western values. Post 9/11 conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, seismic demographic, and cultural shifts in Europe, not to mention anxieties in the United States, have refocused attention on Said’s divisive paradigm.

In a series of public events at the American Academy in Rome—uniquely situated in the center of the Mediterranean—international scholars and artists will examine the apparatus inherited from Said and his critics, including Said’s own later revisions to his theory, exploring new methodological avenues for unpacking both misunderstandings and exchanges between the East and West. Recent events encourage us to find new ways to frame the complex relationship between the rapidly changing Middle East and the rest of the globe, especially with regard to a range of contested ideas, customs, objects, and sites.

Lecture

William Jordan – Gli altri convertiti di Luigi IX di Francia

Martedì, 3 Ottobre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Lecture

William Jordan – Gli altri convertiti di Luigi IX di Francia

Martedì, 3 Ottobre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Inaugural Lecture

Dacia Maraini

Giovedì, 12 Ottobre 2017 - 5:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Inaugural Lecture

Dacia Maraini

Giovedì, 12 Ottobre 2017 - 5:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Exhibition Opening

Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata: Photography and a Southern Italian Town

Giovedì, 12 Ottobre 2017 - da 6:30pm a 9:00pm
AAR Gallery
Rome
Exhibition Opening

Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata: Photography and a Southern Italian Town

Giovedì, 12 Ottobre 2017 - da 6:30pm a 9:00pm
AAR Gallery
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Lindsay Harris - Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata: Photography and a Southern Italian Town

Lunedì, 16 Ottobre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Lindsay Harris - Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata: Photography and a Southern Italian Town

Lunedì, 16 Ottobre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conference

Il potere politico dei testi sacri

Giovedì, 19 Ottobre 2017 - da 9:00am a 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conference

Il potere politico dei testi sacri

Giovedì, 19 Ottobre 2017 - da 9:00am a 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Lecture

Richard J. Powell - Resurrezione e respiro: due sculture di Edmonia Lewis e Francesco Pezzicar

Martedì, 7 Novembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Lecture

Richard J. Powell - Resurrezione e respiro: due sculture di Edmonia Lewis e Francesco Pezzicar

Martedì, 7 Novembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Lecture

Emmet Gowin - Una vita in fotografia

Martedì, 14 Novembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Lecture

Emmet Gowin - Una vita in fotografia

Martedì, 14 Novembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conference

La rivolta dell'Islam di Shelley: testi, sottotesti, contesti

Venerdì, 15 Dicembre 2017 - da 2:00pm a 7:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conference

La rivolta dell'Islam di Shelley: testi, sottotesti, contesti

Venerdì, 15 Dicembre 2017 - da 2:00pm a 7:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Keynote Address & Reading

Don DeLillo

Venerdì, 15 Dicembre 2017 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Keynote Address & Reading

Don DeLillo

Venerdì, 15 Dicembre 2017 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Nasser Rabbat e Nader Tehrani, modera John Ochsendorf - Fluidità

Giovedì, 11 Gennaio 2018 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Nasser Rabbat e Nader Tehrani, modera John Ochsendorf - Fluidità

Giovedì, 11 Gennaio 2018 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim e Nico Muhly - Contrappunto

Martedì, 6 Marzo 2018 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim e Nico Muhly - Contrappunto

Martedì, 6 Marzo 2018 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Lecture: Patricia H. Labalme Friends of the Library

Mary Roberts - A oriente dell’occidente: Edward Said, il tempo della malinconia e l’interno orientalista

Giovedì, 22 Marzo 2018 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Lecture: Patricia H. Labalme Friends of the Library

Mary Roberts - A oriente dell’occidente: Edward Said, il tempo della malinconia e l’interno orientalista

Giovedì, 22 Marzo 2018 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Exhibition Opening

Yto Barrada, The Dye Garden

Giovedì, 10 Maggio 2018 - da 6:00pm a 9:00pm
AAR Gallery
Rome
Exhibition Opening

Yto Barrada, The Dye Garden

Giovedì, 10 Maggio 2018 - da 6:00pm a 9:00pm
AAR Gallery
Rome
Keynote Lecture

Avinoam Shalem – Dalla porta secondaria: le storie dell’arte e dell’architettura 'islamica' in Italia

Giovedì, 17 Maggio 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Keynote Lecture

Avinoam Shalem – Dalla porta secondaria: le storie dell’arte e dell’architettura 'islamica' in Italia

Giovedì, 17 Maggio 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conference

L’arte e l’architettura islamica in Italia: fra tradizione e innovazione

Venerdì, 18 Maggio 2018 - da 10:00am a 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conference

L’arte e l’architettura islamica in Italia: fra tradizione e innovazione

Venerdì, 18 Maggio 2018 - da 10:00am a 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

2017-2018 Conversations | Conversazioni

Join us for CONVERSATIONS | CONVERSAZIONI: From the American Academy in Rome, a series of programs in the United States and in Rome that feature leading voices in the arts and humanities—including AAR Fellows, Residents, and special guests—in the form of lectures, presentations, and performances.

All events are free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

The 2017–2018 CONVERSATIONS | CONVERSAZIONI series is sponsored by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

Conversations/Conversazioni

Yto Barrada e Bartolomeo Pietromarchi - Flusso inverso

Martedì, 26 Settembre 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Yto Barrada e Bartolomeo Pietromarchi - Flusso inverso

Martedì, 26 Settembre 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Gary Hilderbrand e Alberto Iacovoni – Immaginando la Città Vegetale: la superficie vive

Martedì, 31 Ottobre 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Gary Hilderbrand e Alberto Iacovoni – Immaginando la Città Vegetale: la superficie vive

Martedì, 31 Ottobre 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

NOW HERE IS NOWHERE

Giovedì, 16 Novembre 2017 - 6:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute
New York City
Conversations/Conversazioni

THE WORLD IS OLD, HISTORY IS NEW

Sabato, 18 Novembre 2017 - da 9:00am a 11:30am
Chicago Cultural Center - Claudia Cassidy Theater
Chicago
Conversations/Conversazioni

Mario Cresci e Roberta Valtorta – La fotografia e Matera

Martedì, 21 Novembre 2017 - 6:15pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Mario Cresci e Roberta Valtorta – La fotografia e Matera

Martedì, 21 Novembre 2017 - 6:15pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

The Alexandria Quartet

Mercoledì, 24 Gennaio 2018 - 6:30pm
Museum of Arts & Design
New York City
Conversations/Conversazioni

Irma Boom e Hou Hanru - Boom on Books

Martedì, 20 Febbraio 2018 - 6:00pm
MAXXI - Via Guido Reni 4A
Conversations/Conversazioni

Irma Boom e Hou Hanru - Boom on Books

Martedì, 20 Febbraio 2018 - 6:00pm
MAXXI - Via Guido Reni 4A

2017-2018 FELLOW SHOPTALKS

Each week, the Rome Prize and Italian Fellows of the American Academy in Rome present their work-in-progress in an informal setting. These “Shoptalks” are an opportunity to exchange ideas and receive feedback from peers and colleagues.

All events are free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

SHOPTALKS

T. Geronimo Johnson – Shoptalk

AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Mark Robbins - Roamin' America

Lunedì, 18 Settembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

John Ochsendorf - Una Volta a Roma

Lunedì, 25 Settembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Peter Benson Miller - Painting in the Contact Zone: American Artists in Postwar Rome

Lunedì, 2 Ottobre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Bissera Pentcheva - Re-Animating the Past: The Lost Voice of Hagia Sophia

Lunedì, 6 Novembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Leslie Cozzi - "A single syllable sets them apart": Agonism and Collaboration in the work of Mario and Marisa Merz

Lunedì, 13 Novembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Alison Hirsch and Aroussiak Gabrielian - Landscape Real-and-Imagined

Lunedì, 20 Novembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Brandon Clifford - On the Performance of Architecture in Three Acts – Practice, Perception, and Play

Lunedì, 27 Novembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Alessandro Di Pietro - DESIGNING MONSTERS

Mercoledì, 29 Novembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Lauren Ginsberg - Remembering Civil War: the Complicity of the Average Soldier in Caesar and Lucan

Lunedì, 4 Dicembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Federico Gardella: Anamorphosis of Time

Lunedì, 11 Dicembre 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Veronica Copello - Searching and Telling the Truth: Reconstructing Vittoria Colonna's Correspondence

Lunedì, 15 Gennaio 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Ashley Fure - Matter vs. Maker: Chaos and the Compositional Act

Mercoledì, 17 Gennaio 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Cécile Fromont - Common Threads: Cloth, Colour, and the Slave Trade in Early Modern Kongo and Angola

Martedì, 23 Gennaio 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Tricia Treacy - Book as Collaboration

Lunedì, 29 Gennaio 2018 - 6:30pm
Studio 253
SHOPTALKS

Michelle Berenfeld - At Home in the City: Community, Class, and Christianity in the Later Roman Empire

Lunedì, 5 Febbraio 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Shoptalk - Liana Brent - Nameless Bodies and Disembodied Names: Disposing the Dead in Roman Italy

Lunedì, 12 Febbraio 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Rosetta Elkin - What Is Plant Life?

Mercoledì, 28 Febbraio 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Jessica Gabriel Peritz - Domesticating the Tenth Muse: Sublime Suffering, the Good Mother, and Luigia Todi's Voice

Giovedì, 1 Marzo 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Anna Majeski - Cosmos and Community at the Palazzo della Ragione in Padua

Lunedì, 5 Marzo 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Kevin E. Moch

Lunedì, 12 Marzo 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Beverly McIver - Moving from Behind the Mask: Owning Who You Are

Mercoledì, 14 Marzo 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Liz Ševčenko - Historic Preservation for a Post-Truth Era: Accepting Denial

Lunedì, 19 Marzo 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Suzanne Farrin - Finding Music in the Visual City

Mercoledì, 21 Marzo 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Salone
SHOPTALKS

Diana Garvin - The Bean in the Machine

Lunedì, 26 Marzo 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Ishion Hutchinson - The Mariner's Progress: A Listening

Martedì, 27 Marzo 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Joseph Williams – Mediterranean Trade and the Builder’s Repertoire: The Effects of High Commerce on Architectural Knowledge in Coastal Italy (11th–13th Centuries CE)

Mercoledì, 4 Aprile 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Emilio Rosamilia – The Day the Greeks Went South: Cyrene and Its Inscriptions (ca. 400–150 BCE)

Lunedì, 9 Aprile 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Jonathan Scelsa and Jennifer Birkeland – Crossdisciplinary Vantage - Optics / Operations / Oppositions

Lunedì, 16 Aprile 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

T. Geronimo Johnson – Interrobang: the truth about sex in heaven

Lunedì, 23 Aprile 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Allen Frame – Asylum, Community, and Taboo

Mercoledì, 2 Maggio 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Abigail DeVille – Only When It’s Dark Enough Can you See the Stars

Giovedì, 3 Maggio 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Sanford Biggers – Spolia and Future Ethnographies

Lunedì, 7 Maggio 2018 - 6:30pm
Studio 404
Rome