Dana Prescott

Research Projects

Rome Archive Seminar

This seminar is designed to introduce Ph.D. students from across the humanities to the unique primary sources available in Rome. Working hands-on with materials in the city’s archives and libraries, students are exposed to the rich potential of a wide range of sources produced from 1100 to 2020. Seminar meetings are held at the Vatican Apostolic Library, the Biblioteca Nazionale, and the Archivio di Stato, and elsewhere. The seminar also include a series of presentations by senior scholars who discuss how they have collected and interpreted Roman primary sources in their own research.  

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Rome Summer Seminars on Religion and Global Politics

The Rome Summer Seminars is a two-week program for graduate students, scholars and practitioners working at the crossroads of religion and global politics which is designed to draw on the unique religious and geopolitical resources of the city of Rome. The Seminars begins with a 10-day writing workshop for students and culminates in a 2-day policy dialogue for senior scholars and practitioners. Students attending the workshop have the possibility to participate in the policy dialogue as observers.

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Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology

With the kind collaboration of the American Academy in Rome and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV), the American Academy in Rome offers, every two years, its Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology. In 2018, the curator of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. David T. Gura taught the course and supervised manuscript research. This two-week intensive course introduce participants to various aspects of Latin Paleography and Western Codicology, offering a balance of theoretical and practical applications.

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OVI Videoconference Seminar

The Rome Global Gateway participates via teleconference in the sixth series of seminars sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies at the University Notre Dame (UND), in partnership with the CNR Institute Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI), and covering a wide range of topics related to Dante’s works to commemorate the 700th anniversary of his death. 

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Digital Paleography Workshop

This tuition-free online workshop is being offered as part of Princeton University's participation in the Rome-based graduate seminars jointly sponsored with the universities of Notre Dame and Stanford, and supported by funding from Princeton's Humanities Council. It is intended to provide graduate students from various fields, including Mediaeval and Early Modern Literature and History, Classics, Religion, and Art & Archaeology with an intensive initiation to Greek palaeography while also exploring the potential for original scholarship in digitized manuscript libraries.

École française de Rome

The University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway, School of Architecture, and Nanovic Institute for European Studies partner with the École Française de Rome for 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.

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