Rome Seminar

Each year since 2011, the Italian Studies Program at Notre Dame, along with the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and in collaboration with various other departments and univeristies, has sponsored an annual seminar in Rome. This interdisciplinary seminar brings together graduate students and junior faculty members from Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the rest of the world.

The 2016 Rome Seminar, "Rome and the Jubilee, 1300-2015," took place June 9-24 at Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway. Organized by an interdisciplinary team of distinguished professors at Notre Dame (Ingrid Rowland, Architecture and Classics; Heather Hyde Minor, Art, Art History & Design; Margaret Meserve, History; and Robin M. Jensen, Theology), the Seminar uses the study of Jubilees, past and present, as a focus for tracking Rome’s changing fortunes as a religious and political capital, to discover how its mission as a destination for tourists and pilgrims has shaped the face of the city and the growth of its public institutions. 

Past Seminars

2015 Rome Seminar

2014 Rome Seminar

2013 Summer Seminar, Dante's Theology

The 2012 Rome Seminar, CineRoma

The inaugural Rome Summer Seminar