Rome Events

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Drama and Devotion: Reimagining Giovanni Anerio's Oratorio

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Location: Chiesa Nuova, Piazza della Chiesa Nuova, Rome - Italy

June 1, 2017

Five new oratorios, composed by J.J. Wright and based on the works of Giovanni Anerio, will be premiered on Thursday, June 1 at 21:00 at Chiesa Nuova. Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA) and the Pontificio Instituto di Musica Sacra (Roma), the concert and will feature a combined chorus of students from both institutions, chamber orchestra, and jazz ensemble.…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

North Atlantic Catholic Communities in Rome, 1622-1939

Location: Rome Global Gateway

June 5 - 8, 2017

This conference aims to gather a group of international scholars who have worked and who keep on working on any aspect of the presence in Rome of individuals or communities originating from present-day England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and United States. This international conference will help identify the transnational networks comprised of so many individuals who, despite the fact that they came from different countries in the North Atlantic region, had their destination, or their intellectual point of reference, in the Eternal City and looked to Rome as their spiritual metropole. International perspectives will highlight the global dimension of Rome as a unique cultural and religious crossroad.…

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Cartography: Mapping Minds, Worlds, Territories

Location: Rome Global Gateway

June 11, 13

Mapping is a hot topic in different fields, but still there is a lack of a shared methodology to approach various problems concerning mental, historical and actual maps: How and why do humans use maps to create, store and measure spatial knowledge? What can the history of cartography tell us about the global and local cultures that have produced maps, from antiquity to the middle ages, from the early modern to the modern periods, from the postmodern to the mapping practices and methods of the digital humanities? How do we deal with historical maps and/or their counterparts in verbal descriptions?…

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Image as Theology – Colloquium

Location: Rome Global Gateway

July 4 - 6, 2017

This colloquium will be the second of a two-part series examining the theme of Image as Theology (the first part having been successfully held at the London Global Gateway in Summer 2016). It will bring together international specialists in art history, biblical theology, historical theology, systematic theology, and literature to continue to explore, analyze, and constructively assess the ways in which images influence both biblical interpretation in particular and theological ideas more broadly. The first part of the series was a chance for each participant to bring a nascent project to the table for intense discussion and debate. This second part will involve the presentation of each project in a longer and more polished form, followed by further discussion. We anticipate incorporating a visit to the Vatican Museums (the first colloquium included a fruitful visit to the National Gallery in London) as a key part of our proceedings.…

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