Calendar

December 2019

Fellow Shoptalks

Shoptalks - Brian McPhee and Zeno Baldi

  • Monday, 2 December 2019 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Brian McPhee
Hymnody, Hero Cult, and Pharaonic Ideology in Apollonius’ Argonautica

In the capital of Ptolemaic Egypt in the third-century BCE, the Greek poet Apollonius of Rhodes made the surprising decision to frame his epic poem, the Argonautica, as a hymn dedicated to its own protagonists, the mythical crew of the Argo. This talk seeks to contextualize Apollonius’ innovative fusion of the genres of epic and hymn in Ptolemaic Alexandria by exploring his poem’s points of contact with the Greek practice of worshipping heroes and the Egyptian practice of worshipping the Pharaoh.

Brian McPhee is the Arthur Ross Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies and PhD Candidate, Department of Classics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Zeno Baldi
Organic matter

A multiscale approach to sound, considered as a living organism. Swarms, branches, molds, moraines, and the weight of sounds.

Zeno Baldi is the Marcello Lotti Italian Fellow in Musical Composition and composer, Verona.

The shoptalks will be held in English. You can watch them livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

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.

Seminar

Francesco Cacciatore - “Gladio”, trent'anni dopo: Una nuova prospettiva sulle reti "stay-behind" e la strategia americana in Europa durante la guerra fredda

  • Tuesday, 3 December 2019 - 5:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

As part of the Rome Modern Italy Seminar series held at different foreign institutions in Rome, Francesco Cacciatore (Università di Salerno) will give a talk entitled “Gladio”, trent'anni dopo: Una nuova prospettiva sulle reti "stay-behind" e la strategia americana in Europa durante la guerra fredda. The discussant will be Ilaria Moroni (Archivio Flamigni). 

This talk will be held in Italian. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

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.

Ceremony

The Bridge Book Award Ceremony

  • Wednesday, 18 December 2019 - 11:30am
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

You are cordially invited to The Bridge Book Award Ceremony which will take place the American Academy in Rome on December 18, 2019 at 11:30am in the Lecture Room.

Program:
John Ochsendorf, Director, American Academy in Rome
Rodney Ford, Cultural Attaché, United States Embassy to Italy
Maria Ida Gaeta, Director, Casa delle Letterature di Roma
Natale Rossi, President, Federazione Unitaria Italiana Scrittori
Gabriele Pedullà and Francesco Pacifico, jurors

Winners of American section:
Maaza Mengiste, fiction with The Shadow King  (W. W. Norton & Company)
Pamela O. Long (2004 Fellow), non-fiction with Engineering the Eternal City (University Chicago Press)

Winners of Italian section:
Romana Petri, fiction with Pranzi di famiglia (Neri Pozza editore)
Massimo Castoldi, non-fiction with Insegnare libertà (Donzelli editore)

Sponsored by the Embassy of the United States to Italy, the Casa delle Letterature di Roma, the Center for Fiction, the Federazione Unitaria Italiana Scrittori, the Centro per il Libro e la Lettura del Ministero dei Beni Culturali and the American Academy in Rome.

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.