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ROME AND THE GUIDEBOOK TRADITION: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE 20TH CENTURY

Book presentation!

The book will be presented by Letizia Norci Cagiano (Professor, Università degli Studi Roma Tre) and Arnold Witte (Deputy Director, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome)

The presentation will be in English and Italian.

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Time: 18,00
Location: Swedish Institute in Rome, via Omero 14, Roma
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Program Spring 2019

7 May - 18.00, The Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome 
XIII Lectio Boëthiana
Christopher Smith:
Etruscan Kings?

The Roman historical tradition was convinced that the Etruscans had kings, and moreover that their regal tradition influenced the development of power structures at Rome.  This persistent tradition feeds back into the interpretation of the architecture which Axel Boëthius studied so brilliantly and which the Swedish Institute at Rome has been so influential at uncovering.  So it is no surprise that we seek out the palaces of Etruria.  But what is this tradition based on and how reliable is it?  This paper will seek to rethink notions of leadership and magistracy in Etruria and Rome, and answer the question of in what sense Etruscan cities were ever ruled by kings.

31 January – 2 June, Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm
Exhibition THE ART OF COPYING. Watercolours of Etruscan tomb paintings from the turn of the century 1900.

9-11 May, Capri
ll Mediterraneo e la storia III. Documentando città portuali. Program
Institutum Romanum Finlandiae, Istituto Svedese di Studi Classici a Roma, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Università di Verona

Seminars at the Institute

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THE ART OF COPYING - Watercolours of Etruscan tomb paintings from the turn of the century 1900

Exhibition of a selection of watercolours from the Morani Collection of The Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome.

Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm
2 February - 2 June 2019

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The Swedish Institute in Rome is a research institute, subordinate to the Swedish Ministry of Education (Utbildningsdepartementet). It is the base for excavations and other scientific research in Italy and pursues academic instruction in archaeology and art sciences as well as arranging conferences with themes of interest to the institute. The Institute has at its disposal a building in central Rome with a relatively well-supplied library, archaeological laboratory and c. twenty rooms and smaller apartments for the use of visiting researchers and holders of scholarships.
The board of directors and the chancellery have their seat in Stockholm, the chancellery being also responsible for the Swedish Institute in Athens and the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul. The latest statute was stipulated in 1993. The San Michele foundation on Capri is also subordinate to the institute’s board of directors. The daily activities of the institute are led by a director. The institute’s premises in Rome include a library, archaeological laboratory and rooms for researchers. There is a supportive society (Föreningen Rominstitutets Vänner) with five sections in Sweden.

The Republican Forum Romanum

Henrik Gerding, Nicolò Dell’Unto

The Forum Romanum constituted the religious, political, economic and administrative centre of Rome for more than a millennium. During this time it went through several changes. It transformed from a liminal zone in the periphery of the Iron Age settlements into a communal space and sacred ground; later into an arena for political struggle and civic ambition; and finally into a showcase for Imperial power and authority. New buildings were constantly being added and old ones rebuilt or replaced. This project deals with the architectural and spatial development of the Republican Forum Romanum. Of particular interest is the spatial configuration of the central Forum area in the mid- and late Republican periods. Thus, in a way, the study connects to the very first archaeological excavation in the Forum Romanum, conducted by the Swedish diplomat Carl Fredrik Fredenheim in 1788–89.

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Thursday October 17, 17.00

Research Seminar

Victoria Moses (University of Arizona): Meat and the Birth of Rome.

Abstract:

In the 9th-5th centuries BCE, Rome changed rapidly from a small settlement of huts into a fortified urban center. The physical reorganization of the city is inseparable from the social transformations that went along with it, including changes in social roles, economics, and religion. I investigate the emergence of urbanism in Rome and its environs through zooarchaeology, or the study of animal remains from archaeological sites, to demonstrate what early Romans ate and what they sacrificed during this time of transition and how meat relates to the foundation of Rome.

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