Rome facilities

The Rome Global Gateway is located in Via Ostilia—in the heart of the Eternal City—one block from the Colosseum. The newly renovated, 32,000 square-foot facility serves as a hub supporting the academic, educational, and cultural mission of the University. The Gateway fosters research and graduate education and develops and maintains institutional relations with universities, educational foundations, and organizations in Italy, Europe, and the Mediterranean, as well as with the Holy See. The Gateway also hosts and organizes a rich variety of education abroad opportunities for students.

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Nuova musica alla Chiesa Nuova: dramma e devozione sulle tracce di Anerio

Author: Costanza Montanari

I cinque nuovi oratori, composti da J.J. Wright sulla base delle opere di Giovanni Anerio verranno presentati per la prima volta Giovedì, 1 Giugno alle ore 21:00 presso la Chiesa Nuova. Il concerto, patrocinato dalla University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA) e dal Pontificio Instituto di Musica Sacra (Roma), vedrà la partecipazione dei cori degli studenti di entrambe le istituzioni, di un’orchestra da camera e di un ensemble jazz. Il concerto sarà gratuito ed aperto al pubblico.

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Students volunteer with refugees while studying abroad in Rome

Author: Costanza Montanari

In recent years Italy, along with many other European countries, has witnessed a large migration flow from countries struggling with poverty, violence, and war. We have all asked ourselves how such atrocities are possible. What makes refugees leave their homes? And, most of all, how can we help?

During their study abroad year in Rome, students have the chance to ask these questions directly, learning more about the refugee situation in Italy and throughout Europe through community-based learning activities and the Rome Global Gateway collaboration with refugee centers in Rome. Here, we focus on the experience of students who volunteer at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC).…

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Drama and Devotion: Reimagining Giovanni Anerio's Oratorio


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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