Rome Events

Monday, June 4, 2018

Round Table on "Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment"

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Location: Rome Global Gateway

June 4, 2018

How do great powers deal with decline? Are they prone to domestic dysfunction and war? With the rise of China, these questions are more compelling than ever. Join some of the top mind in foreign policy as they discuss the most recent contribution to these debate: Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Transpositions: Translation, Migration, Music - An academic conference

Location: Rome Global Gateway

June 28 - 30, 2018

This conference, subtitled "Toward New Euro-Mediterranean Francophonies," will bring together scholars from Europe and the United States who are members of an international research group devoted to new forms of expression in French, from written works to musical compositions. The literary critics and musicologists who make up this group will share their work a special symposium at the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway in Rome in June 2018 to examine how elements from other cultures, from languages to soundscapes, are transposed into French, and are effectively transposing French, in the present, thanks to migration.

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Conference: The Political Logic of Mediterranean Landscapes: Insights from NEH-sponsored Archaeological Research in Southern Calabria

Location: Rome Global Gateway

June 28 - 30, 2018

This international conference emerges from twenty years of research by the Bova Marina Archaeological Project in southern Calabria, and specifically from our current Collaborative NEH Grant (co-PIs Chesson, Robb). We seek an arena for scholars from Europe and North America working in the Mediterranean to compare BMAPs research with their own research, to foster multi-disciplinary dialogue, and collectively to construct holistic and diachronic explanations of how people have inhabited Mediterranean landscapes throughout 8000 years of settlement. This conference will include scholars from archaeology, ethnography, history, economics, and geography to explore these two questions: (1) how have humans defined and inhabited a social landscape since establishing the first farming communities around 6000 BCE until now?
 and (2) what is the logic underlying this changing use? How are human landscapes generated not only by geography, ecological conditions and macro-politics (as theorists have argued) but also local, bottom-up forms of practical political logic?

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Why Frankenstein Matters at 200: Rethinking the Human with the Arts and Sciences

Location: Rome Global Gateway

July 3 - 5, 2018

This interdisciplinary conference will mark the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by bringing together leading biologists, anthropologists, theologians, and lawyers along with some of the world’s experts on Frankenstein in literature, theater, film, and political theory. It will enable multiple dialogues (secular and religious) on profound questions concerning the ethics and politics of the artificial creation of (human) life. The conference will present two new adaptations of Frankenstein to film and stage as points of departure for discussion of the enduring meanings of Shelley’s myth for modern science, religion, and politics. The conference will answer its guiding question—Why does Frankenstein Matter at 200?—by showing how Shelley’s story not only lives on in new artistic forms, but also in new interpretations of its relevance to twenty-first century issues ranging from the ethics and politics of genetic engineering and artificial intelligence, to the scope and content of human rights.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Workshop on Ramsey Theory and Computability

Location: Rome Global Gateway

July 9 - 13, 2018

An informal mathematical research meeting. There will be a number of talks. A number of people will work on going projects. More projects will be started, etc.…

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