The Rome Gateway announces 2022 summer School with the École Française de Rome

Author: Costanza Montanari

Summer School, 1st edition, 26 June - 2 July 2022 Rome-Tivoli

The University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway, School of Architecture, and Nanovic Institute for European Studies are partnering with the École Française de Rome to launch the Summer School “L’Antiquité et ses réceptions - The Antiquity and its Receptions”. The Summer School is open to doctoral and advanced MA students specializing in history, art history, archeology, philology, or any other discipline linked with the theme of the reception of Antiquity.

The Summer School will be international and multilingual in nature and is organized in collaboration with a group of European and North-American universities, including the University of Avignon, Columbia University, the University of Montreal, the Sorbonne University, the University of Rouen Normandie, and La Sapienza Università di Roma.

This year's focus will be on Hadrian’s Villa, with the support of the Istituto Autonomo Villa Adriana e Villa d’Este.

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Both UNESCO World Heritage sites, Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este are must-see examples of the magnificence of Roman architecture in the surroundings of the city of Tivoli. Founded in 1215 BCE on the Tiburtini Mountains, Tivoli is a splendid city 28 km (17 miles) from Rome, famous since antiquity for its sulfur mineral water springs and its waterfalls used since ancient times and still today.

The Summer School aims to establish a multilingual dialogue (French, Italian and English) between the different methodologies for archeology, preservation of cultural heritage, and reception studies in use in Europe, North America and elsewhere, and to promote interdisciplinarity. At the same time, it plans to test these methodologies in the field, in collaboration with heritage institutions such as museums, archeological sites, archives and libraries in Rome and Tivoli.

Six professors will be responsible for the supervision of the students. The School will last five days, from June 26 to July 2nd, 2022 and will be structured with lectures in Italian, French and English given by selected professors and lecturers, as well as visits to the different sites. At the end of the week, students will present a short paper related to one of the issues raised and discussed during the School. A plenary conference organized at Renaissance architectural masterpiece Villa d’Este will conclude the proceedings.

The professors who responsible for the 2022 edition include Denis Ribouillault (Université de Montréal), Ingrid Rowland (University of Notre Dame), and Ginette Vagenheim (Université de Rouen-Normandie).

“International collaboration is an essential ingredient in communicating the value of cultural heritage to new generations on every spot of the globe,” comments Prof. Ingrid Rowland. “It is our hope that the relationships forged at this Summer School in one of the world’s most beautiful and historically inspirational places will last for a lifetime.”


Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2022 12:00 noon (Rome time) using the following link:

Applicants must send a dossier written in one of the three languages of the summer school (English, Italian or French) and including:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor or another academic (in one pdf file).