17 January 2020

Summer School Roma Caput Mundi

The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) organises the summer school Roma Caput Mundi: World Heritage in Rome. The summer school is held between 2-16 July 2020. The application deadline is 1 May 2020.

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What is so special about Rome? Through the ages, the ruins and artistic treasures of antiquity have served as inspiration for political and creative imagination all around the world. Rome has also provoked feelings of nostalgia and illusionary longing for an authentic past, while locations in the city have time and again been used as lieux de mémoire to convey value-laden interpretations of history. What is the meaning of these phenomena for contemporary Rome, characterised by mass tourism and globalisation? During fourteen days, you will research these themes of imagination, authenticity and memory in the construction and presentation of Rome’s world heritage. Participants in the course will actively become acquainted with the fascinating past and present of Rome, visiting a series of famous and less-known sites.