Colloquium to Explore Influence of the Eternal City

Author: Kara Kelly

Learning From Rome

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,” Feb. 5 and 6 (Friday and Saturday) in 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 & Design; and the Department of History will discuss the intersections of their disciplines and how Rome remains an essential pillar of each curriculum.

Notre Dame has had an academic presence in Rome for more than 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, a School of Architecture professor currently teaching in Rome, will deliver the keynote address at 5 p.m. on Feb. 5. A reception will follow. Rowland will sign copies of The Vatican and Saint Peter’s Basilica of Rome, for which she wrote the forward.

Presenters on Feb. 6 include Samir Younés, School of Architecture; Ted Cachey, Romance Languages and Literatures; Joseph Buttigieg, English; Robert Randolf Coleman, Art, Art History & Design; Robin Rhodes, Art, Art History & Design and Classics; and Sabine MacCormack, History and Classics. The Feb. 6 event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., followed by a concluding reception.

More information is available here or by calling 574-631-2872.

Originally published at on February 01, 2010.