October 2013

October 09, 2013

Christopher Wickham Lectures on the Origin of Rome’s City Commune

Oxford University’s Chichele Professor of Medieval History Christopher Wickham delivered the final lecture of a three-part series entitled “The Origin of Italian City Communes 1050-1150” to eager audiences at the Villa Aurelia last Wednesday.

October 02, 2013

The Inaugural Reception of a Centennial Year

The Academy community and its friends gathered in the twilight hours of a beautiful autumn evening at the Villa Aurelia to ring in the academic year, introduce new Fellows and present the program of public events to Trustees, Advisors, Friends, and many Roman guests.

September 2013

September 18, 2013

Millicent Mercer Johnsen (November 1922 - September 2013)

Millicent Mercer Johnsen and I became fast friends the minute we met, which was in the fall of 1988, just as I was starting out as the new president of the American Academy in Rome.

September 17, 2013

Professor C. Brian Rose FAAR'92, RAAR'12 Kicks Off New York Lecture Series

“Who Owns Antiquity? Museums, Repatriation, and Armed Conflict”, was the question Professor C. Brian Rose, FAAR’92, RAAR’12, posed at the inaugural Home from Rome lecture. 

September 01, 2013

Seamus Heaney: A Tribute by Karl Kirchwey

Seamus Heaney, who died in Dublin on Friday at the age of 74, was the William B. Hart Poet-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome for three weeks in May of this year.

August 2013

August 30, 2013

AAR Launches New Initiatives in Humanities Events Programming

After a year-long strategic planning process, the American Academy has launched important changes to the format and content of its public programming in the humanities.

August 29, 2013

The Academy Welcomes Peter Benson Miller as the New Andrew Heiskell Arts Director

Peter Benson Miller began his three-year tenure as the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director on 1 August.

August 15, 2013

AAR Hosts Academy for the Advanced Studies in the Renaissance

This spring, the American Academy began a new chapter in its contribution to advanced studies in the humanities.

August 08, 2013

Glenn Murcutt Speaks of Architecture as Response

Glenn Murcutt is the William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence and works as a sole practitioner producing residential and institutional buildings throughout Australia from his home in Sydney.

July 2013

July 17, 2013

Paul Moravec Finds Inspiration in the Stones of Rome

Paul Moravec, FAAR’85, is the current Paul Fromm Composer in Residence, a prolific composer and University Professor of Music at Adelphi University.