Application Deadline Extended: 2024 Classical Summer School

A close up view of the exterior of the Colosseum

The deadline to apply for the 2024 Classical Summer School has been extended to February 23, 2024. 

This five-week program is designed to provide qualified graduate students, and middle school, high school, and college/university teachers with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources. Generous scholarships are available to successful applicants.

Rome began as a cluster of Iron Age huts on a hill overlooking the Tiber River. This tiny settlement eventually grew to become the capital of an empire that stretched across the entire Mediterranean basin. The city’s development reflects its long and complex relationships with the other peoples of the Italian peninsula, in particular the Etruscans and Greeks, as well as multiple influences from individuals and groups who came to the city as slaves, merchants, or immigrants. Continuously inhabited since its foundation, the city has been frequently rebuilt, with layer rising upon layer. This course aims to provide participants with a deep understanding of ancient Rome as an urban setting (from the Etruscan/early Roman period through late antiquity) through close attention to sources and evidence for ancient topography, art, and architecture, as well as the reconstruction of diverse identity experiences in the ancient city.

Read the application guidelines and apply by February 23.

Press inquiries

Andrew Mitchell

Director of Communications

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Maddalena Bonicelli

Rome Press Officer

+39 335 6857707

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