Conference/colloquium: Learning from Rome: The Influence of the Eternal City on Art, Architecture and the Humanities


Location: 104 Bond Hall

The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture will host a two-day colloquium, “Learning from Rome: The Influence of the Eternal City on Art, Architecture, and the Humanities” Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th at Bond Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Scholars from the School of Architecture, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Department of Art, Art History and Design, and the Department of History will discuss the intersections of their disciplines and how Rome remains an essential pillar of each curricula.

The University of Notre Dame has had an academic presence in Rome for over four decades, spanning multiple disciplines. The colloquium will examine the University’s past and future in the Eternal City, focusing on timeless principles that continue to inspire the best in contemporary building, urban design, art, language and literature.

Architecture historian Ingrid Rowland, School of Architecture professor currently teaching in Rome, will deliver the keynote address at 5 p.m. Friday. A reception will follow. Rowland will sign copies of The Vatican and Saint Peter’s Basilica of Rome for which she wrote the forward.

Saturday’s presenters include Samir Younés, School of Architecture; Ted Cachey, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures; Joseph Buttigieg, Department of English; Robert Randolf Coleman, Art, Art History & Design; Robin Rhodes, Art, Art History & Design and Department of Classics; and Sabine MacCormack, Department of History and Department of Classics. The Saturday event will be from 1–5pm, followed by a concluding reception.

For more information call 574-631-2872.

Learning From Rome Schedule