Past Events

Past Events

Over 50 free events a year in Rome and the UK
Conferences, lectures, seminars and conversations
We support and share cutting-edge research
A diverse range of scholars, curators and artists
Over 50 free events a year in Rome and the UK
Conferences, lectures, seminars and conversations
We support and share cutting-edge research
A diverse range of scholars, curators and artists
PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 30/11/2022
18:00
Techniques of Etruscan and Roman earthen architecture
The Molly Cotton Lecture The study of Etruscan and Roman earthen architecture is traditionally limited to a few sites where traces of such perishable materials is preserved, especially after burning,

PAST EVENTS
Monday 31 October to Friday 25 November
Opening hours Monday–Friday, 15:00 –19:00
Renata, remember you are unconscious; you have no expression, no pain, you don’t yell, you are unconscious!
The exhibition will be open from Monday 31 October to Friday 25 November.Opening hours Monday–Friday, 15:00 –19:00 (closed on weekends and bank holidays, including Tuesday 1 November). Renata, remember you

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 23/11/2022
18:00
An evening at the opera
Live music performance from Soprano Stacey Alleaume (Youth Music Foundation of Australia Awardee) performing with accompanist Otello Visconti. A look at the programme (running time approx 40 minutes): GOUNOD Ah!

PAST EVENTS
Tuesday 22/11/2022
18:00
Stonebreakers | Film Screening
Stonebreakers chronicles the conflicts around monuments that arose in the United States during the George Floyd protests and the 2020 presidential election. As statues of Columbus, Confederates and Founding Fathers

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 16/11/2022
18:00
The monuments of Rome in some late eastern sources
The Gordon Rushforth Lecture on Medieval Rome Many accounts of the city of Rome written in the eastern Mediterranean during the middle ages dwell on the fantastic: Cosmas of Jerusalem

PAST EVENTS
Tuesday 8/11/2022 – Thursday 10/11/2022
Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Prints from the BSR Ashby collection. Exhibition and Private View
As part of an ongoing project, launched in 2021, to create a catalogue for the prints by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the BSR collection, this event, the second in the

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 9/11/2022
18:00
Circuses and carceres: an investigation into the recently revealed “first state” of Piranesi’s Ichnographiam Campi Martii Antiquae Urbis
A lecture to coincide with the exhibition: Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Prints from the BSR Ashby collection. Piranesi’s vast print production has many highlights, amongst which the Campus Martius plan, as it

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 2/11/2022
18:00
The Roman empire as kaleidoscope: a view from storage
The G.E Rickman Lecture At once a farmer’s risk buffer and a state’s centralizing mechanism, storage played a central role in the Roman world, a world of farmers turned empire.

PAST EVENTS
Tuesday 25/10/2022
18:30
The Rome Scholarship in Architecture at the BSR
The Faculty of Architecture are pleased to invite Alumni and Guests to an evening talk and drinks reception to celebrate the relaunch of the Rome Scholarship in Architecture. We will hear from recent

PAST EVENTS
Tuesday 18/10/2022
09:00
Understanding Ancient Tripolitania: Research, Partnerships and Knowledge Sharing
A workshop organised by the BSR and the British Institute for Libyan and Northern African Studies. This international workshop is organized jointly by the British School at Rome (BSR) and

PAST EVENTS
Thursday 13/10/2022
09:30
CONFERENCE: Post-colonial Heritage in the Present: Museums, Archives, Art and Activism
The BSR is hosting Day 2 of the Conference, which will take place 12–13 October 2022. A full programme can be found here.  Left: Fig. 1 Scudo in fibra policroma

PAST EVENTS
Tuesday 11/10/2022
18:30
Black History Month | Film Screening
A screening of the film They Call It Idlewild by artist Helen Cammock, followed by informal discussion over a drink. This event will be in English. Left: Film Still, They Call

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 05/10/2022
18:00
The social life of texts in Renaissance Italy
During twenty years of reading and researching Renaissance texts, I have become fascinated by questions of reception and readership. This lecture traces the journey on which my research has taken

BSR events: our video archive
Our spring events programme has come to an end, but that doesn't mean that you can't watch BSR lectures over the summer months. The majority of our lectures are recorded

PAST EVENTS
Friday 10/06/2022
18:00
June Mostra
The British School at Rome is pleased to present the June Mostra 2022, featuring the new work of the current resident artists. The exhibition will host a selection of works,

PAST EVENTS
Monday 06/06/2022
18:00
Experiences of time and the social memory of the Italian workers’ movement in the late twentieth century
The Italian workers’ movement reached the peak of its powers in the early 1970s and the Communist Party achieved its highest ever vote in the 1976 election. By 1980 this

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 01/06/2022
18:00
Between artifice and nature: exploring materiality in 1960s Italian art
What happens when materiality is placed at the core of art historical discourse? What further layers of meaning does the artwork acquire when materials are interrogated, challenged, probed? By examining

PAST EVENTS
Thursday 26/05/2022 and Friday 27/05/2022
09:30
CONFERENCE: ‘Hard sciences’ and the history and archaeology of the Middle Ages: towards new paradigms?
In recent years, scientific discoveries and more affordable analyses have begun to contribute to the construction of new, and sometimes unexpected, sets of evidence about the human past. These need

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 25/05/2022
18:00
‘It depends upon your point of view’: narrative and empathy in the reliefs of Trajan’s Column
Trajan’s Column conveys a war-story; and truth is said to be war’s first casualty. With due awareness of current events, this lecture offers a fresh analysis of how the monument

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 18/05/2022
18:00
Opus listatum and other monsters: the things Vitruvius never said or even thought of
One question leads to another. First: What is the correct term for the late antique building technique which combines courses of bricks and tufa blocks, particularly common in Rome? Opus

PAST EVENTS
Thursday 05/05/2022
18:00
From Jacopo de’ Barbari and Albrecht Dürer to Wenceslaus Hollar: the emergence of city views
This lecture will address the development of architectural and urban representation from Jacopo de’ Barbari and Albrecht Dürer to Wenceslaus Hollar. It will trace the dissemination concerning the ideas of

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 04/05/2022
18:00
The gladiatorial graffiti of the Roman amphitheatre: long-lived memorials of imperial munera
Exceptional examples of gladiatorial graffiti have been found scratched onto the seating orders, stairs and marble slabs of the Flavian Amphitheatre. Spurred by the arena shows, spectators represented in the

PAST EVENTS
Tuesday 03/05/2022
14:45
Audio/Visual Romans: Women Speak Up
Often in modern media the women of the Roman world gain the centrality, agency and voice denied them in the distant past. Yet, when Roman women gain this opportunity, what

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 27/04/2022
18:00
Geophysical prospection of the eastern Caelian: large-scale urban research by the Rome Transformed project
Launched in 2019, the Rome Transformed Project is investigating the Eastern Caelian, from the period of the Principate of Augustus to the Pontificate of Leo III. Drawing upon a range

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 20/04/2022
18:00
Il Foro di Augusto. Cronologia e progetto
La realizzazione del Foro di Augusto viene attribuita, a partire da un articolo di Attilio Degrassi del 1945, a un momento molto avanzato del periodo augusteo: la data di inaugurazione

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 13/04/2022
18:00
The theatre of the Roman mime: texts and material culture
This presentation focusses on the overwhelmingly unfavourable reputation that the theatre of the Roman mime had in the literary sources of the Republic and the Empire. My argument is that

PAST EVENTS
Monday 11/04/2022
14:30
Languages and access to healthcare: communicating COVID-19 to multilingual communities in Italy
National and non-national residents have experienced very different forms of the COVID-19 pandemic, depending on their individual or geographical circumstances. Culturally and linguistically diverse communities, including migrant communities, often struggle

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 06/04/2022
18:00
Intorno alle Mura Serviane
Resti di murature in grandi blocchi di tufo giallo, costituiscono oggi la sola testimonianza della cinta muraria nota come Mura Serviane, che va in realtà assegnata alla ricostruzione effettuata agli

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 28/03/2022 - 01/04/2022
09:30
Conference: Image and Narrative in Romanesque Art
The British Archaeological Association will hold the seventh in its biennial International Romanesque conference series in conjunction with the British School at Rome on 28-30 March, 2022. The theme is

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 23/03/2022
18:00
Ottone II e Ottone III a Roma: forme, linguaggi e simboli della presenza imperiale nella Città eterna
Nonostante tra il 980 e il 983 Ottone II abbia soggiornato a lungo a Roma e gravitato attorno a essa nel contesto della campagna militare da lui intrapresa in Italia

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 16/03/2022
18:00
Rome at war: urban memories from the death of the regime to the birth of the first republic
Rome at War uses the fraught of Rome’s transition from capital of a Fascist Monarchy to Capital of a Democratic Republic as a case study to shed light on the

PAST EVENTS
Monday 14/03/2022
18:00
Public Renaissance
We increasingly order the world around us in geo-spatial terms, empowered by mobile devices and geo-location, toggling between 2D maps to 3D street views. The potential of these same technologies

PAST EVENTS
Friday 11/03/2022
18:00
March Mostra
The British School at Rome is pleased to present March Mostra 2022, featuring the new work of the current resident artists. The exhibition will host a selection of works, reflecting

PAST EVENTS
Monday 07/03/2022
18:00
Inventing the past: early modern antiquarian worldviews and networks between Malta and Italy
The exploration of archaeological monuments in the early modern period is often recounted as a necessary but rather erratic prelude to the more scientific achievements of archaeology since the mid-19th

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 02/03/2022
18:00
Of founders and foibles: Leon Battista Alberti, Greek historians and the origins of architecture
At the start of the fifteenth century, after a long absence, the manuscripts of Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus and other ancient Greek historians finally returned to Italy. Their arrival proved a

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 23/02/2022
21:00
Virtual Film Screening: ‘Lift Me Up I Am Dying’
Following the success of our virtual film screening of Pelé Cox's Lift Me Up I Am Dying in 2021, we are pleased to be hosting another screening of the film

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 23/02/2022
18:00
Themes and methodologies in new studies of Roman aqueducts
The recent publication of Aqua Traiana (Gangemi Editore, 2021) highlights the immense quantity of information that can be revealed by rigorous, multidisciplinary archaeological and scientific investigation into these wonders of ancient engineering

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 09/02/2022
18:00
Pre-Roman cities and religion between Etruria and Iberia
What do 1st-millennium-BC southern Tyrrhenian Etruscan and South Eastern Iberian cities have in common? And why are they good to think with comparatively?  Scholarship on pre-Roman cities across the Mediterranean

PAST EVENTS
Wednesday 02/02/2022
18:00
TALK MATERIALITIES | Self Portrait
Material as metaphor is the foundation of my artistic practice. My work springs from ancestral connection and environment - natural and societal. As a descendant of American slavery I look

PAST EVENTS
06/05/2021
18.00
Horizontal Transmission
John Walter (Sainsbury Scholar 2006-8) in conversation with Marta Pellerini (BSR) about the transmission of culture. They will address a variety of subjects including lockdown, viruses of the mind (memes) and other issues relating

PAST EVENTS
Techniques of Etruscan and Roman earthen architecture
The Molly Cotton Lecture The study of Etruscan and Roman earthen architecture is traditionally limited to a few sites where traces of such perishable materials
Wednesday 30/11/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Renata, remember you are unconscious; you have no expression, no pain, you don’t yell, you are unconscious!
The exhibition will be open from Monday 31 October to Friday 25 November.Opening hours Monday–Friday, 15:00 –19:00 (closed on weekends and bank holidays, including Tuesday
Monday 31 October to Friday 25 November
Opening hours Monday–Friday, 15:00 –19:00
PAST EVENTS
An evening at the opera
Live music performance from Soprano Stacey Alleaume (Youth Music Foundation of Australia Awardee) performing with accompanist Otello Visconti. A look at the programme (running time
Wednesday 23/11/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Stonebreakers | Film Screening
Stonebreakers chronicles the conflicts around monuments that arose in the United States during the George Floyd protests and the 2020 presidential election. As statues of
Tuesday 22/11/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
The monuments of Rome in some late eastern sources
The Gordon Rushforth Lecture on Medieval Rome Many accounts of the city of Rome written in the eastern Mediterranean during the middle ages dwell on
Wednesday 16/11/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Prints from the BSR Ashby collection. Exhibition and Private View
As part of an ongoing project, launched in 2021, to create a catalogue for the prints by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the BSR collection, this
Tuesday 8/11/2022 – Thursday 10/11/2022
PAST EVENTS
Circuses and carceres: an investigation into the recently revealed “first state” of Piranesi’s Ichnographiam Campi Martii Antiquae Urbis
A lecture to coincide with the exhibition: Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Prints from the BSR Ashby collection. Piranesi’s vast print production has many highlights, amongst which the
Wednesday 9/11/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
The Roman empire as kaleidoscope: a view from storage
The G.E Rickman Lecture At once a farmer’s risk buffer and a state’s centralizing mechanism, storage played a central role in the Roman world, a
Wednesday 2/11/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
The Rome Scholarship in Architecture at the BSR
The Faculty of Architecture are pleased to invite Alumni and Guests to an evening talk and drinks reception to celebrate the relaunch of the Rome Scholarship in Architecture.
Tuesday 25/10/2022
18:30
PAST EVENTS
Understanding Ancient Tripolitania: Research, Partnerships and Knowledge Sharing
A workshop organised by the BSR and the British Institute for Libyan and Northern African Studies. This international workshop is organized jointly by the British
Tuesday 18/10/2022
09:00
PAST EVENTS
CONFERENCE: Post-colonial Heritage in the Present: Museums, Archives, Art and Activism
The BSR is hosting Day 2 of the Conference, which will take place 12–13 October 2022. A full programme can be found here.  Left: Fig.
Thursday 13/10/2022
09:30
PAST EVENTS
Black History Month | Film Screening
A screening of the film They Call It Idlewild by artist Helen Cammock, followed by informal discussion over a drink. This event will be in
Tuesday 11/10/2022
18:30
PAST EVENTS
The social life of texts in Renaissance Italy
During twenty years of reading and researching Renaissance texts, I have become fascinated by questions of reception and readership. This lecture traces the journey on
Wednesday 05/10/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
BSR events: our video archive
Our spring events programme has come to an end, but that doesn't mean that you can't watch BSR lectures over the summer months. The majority
PAST EVENTS
June Mostra
The British School at Rome is pleased to present the June Mostra 2022, featuring the new work of the current resident artists. The exhibition will
Friday 10/06/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Experiences of time and the social memory of the Italian workers’ movement in the late twentieth century
The Italian workers’ movement reached the peak of its powers in the early 1970s and the Communist Party achieved its highest ever vote in the
Monday 06/06/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Between artifice and nature: exploring materiality in 1960s Italian art
What happens when materiality is placed at the core of art historical discourse? What further layers of meaning does the artwork acquire when materials are
Wednesday 01/06/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
CONFERENCE: ‘Hard sciences’ and the history and archaeology of the Middle Ages: towards new paradigms?
In recent years, scientific discoveries and more affordable analyses have begun to contribute to the construction of new, and sometimes unexpected, sets of evidence about
Thursday 26/05/2022 and Friday 27/05/2022
09:30
PAST EVENTS
‘It depends upon your point of view’: narrative and empathy in the reliefs of Trajan’s Column
Trajan’s Column conveys a war-story; and truth is said to be war’s first casualty. With due awareness of current events, this lecture offers a fresh
Wednesday 25/05/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Opus listatum and other monsters: the things Vitruvius never said or even thought of
One question leads to another. First: What is the correct term for the late antique building technique which combines courses of bricks and tufa blocks,
Wednesday 18/05/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
From Jacopo de’ Barbari and Albrecht Dürer to Wenceslaus Hollar: the emergence of city views
This lecture will address the development of architectural and urban representation from Jacopo de’ Barbari and Albrecht Dürer to Wenceslaus Hollar. It will trace the
Thursday 05/05/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
The gladiatorial graffiti of the Roman amphitheatre: long-lived memorials of imperial munera
Exceptional examples of gladiatorial graffiti have been found scratched onto the seating orders, stairs and marble slabs of the Flavian Amphitheatre. Spurred by the arena
Wednesday 04/05/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Audio/Visual Romans: Women Speak Up
Often in modern media the women of the Roman world gain the centrality, agency and voice denied them in the distant past. Yet, when Roman
Tuesday 03/05/2022
14:45
PAST EVENTS
Geophysical prospection of the eastern Caelian: large-scale urban research by the Rome Transformed project
Launched in 2019, the Rome Transformed Project is investigating the Eastern Caelian, from the period of the Principate of Augustus to the Pontificate of Leo
Wednesday 27/04/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Il Foro di Augusto. Cronologia e progetto
La realizzazione del Foro di Augusto viene attribuita, a partire da un articolo di Attilio Degrassi del 1945, a un momento molto avanzato del periodo
Wednesday 20/04/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
The theatre of the Roman mime: texts and material culture
This presentation focusses on the overwhelmingly unfavourable reputation that the theatre of the Roman mime had in the literary sources of the Republic and the
Wednesday 13/04/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Languages and access to healthcare: communicating COVID-19 to multilingual communities in Italy
National and non-national residents have experienced very different forms of the COVID-19 pandemic, depending on their individual or geographical circumstances. Culturally and linguistically diverse communities,
Monday 11/04/2022
14:30
PAST EVENTS
Intorno alle Mura Serviane
Resti di murature in grandi blocchi di tufo giallo, costituiscono oggi la sola testimonianza della cinta muraria nota come Mura Serviane, che va in realtà
Wednesday 06/04/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Conference: Image and Narrative in Romanesque Art
The British Archaeological Association will hold the seventh in its biennial International Romanesque conference series in conjunction with the British School at Rome on 28-30
Wednesday 28/03/2022 - 01/04/2022
09:30
PAST EVENTS
Ottone II e Ottone III a Roma: forme, linguaggi e simboli della presenza imperiale nella Città eterna
Nonostante tra il 980 e il 983 Ottone II abbia soggiornato a lungo a Roma e gravitato attorno a essa nel contesto della campagna militare
Wednesday 23/03/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Rome at war: urban memories from the death of the regime to the birth of the first republic
Rome at War uses the fraught of Rome’s transition from capital of a Fascist Monarchy to Capital of a Democratic Republic as a case study
Wednesday 16/03/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Public Renaissance
We increasingly order the world around us in geo-spatial terms, empowered by mobile devices and geo-location, toggling between 2D maps to 3D street views. The
Monday 14/03/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
March Mostra
The British School at Rome is pleased to present March Mostra 2022, featuring the new work of the current resident artists. The exhibition will host
Friday 11/03/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Inventing the past: early modern antiquarian worldviews and networks between Malta and Italy
The exploration of archaeological monuments in the early modern period is often recounted as a necessary but rather erratic prelude to the more scientific achievements
Monday 07/03/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Of founders and foibles: Leon Battista Alberti, Greek historians and the origins of architecture
At the start of the fifteenth century, after a long absence, the manuscripts of Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus and other ancient Greek historians finally returned to
Wednesday 02/03/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Virtual Film Screening: ‘Lift Me Up I Am Dying’
Following the success of our virtual film screening of Pelé Cox's Lift Me Up I Am Dying in 2021, we are pleased to be hosting
Wednesday 23/02/2022
21:00
PAST EVENTS
Themes and methodologies in new studies of Roman aqueducts
The recent publication of Aqua Traiana (Gangemi Editore, 2021) highlights the immense quantity of information that can be revealed by rigorous, multidisciplinary archaeological and scientific investigation into
Wednesday 23/02/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Pre-Roman cities and religion between Etruria and Iberia
What do 1st-millennium-BC southern Tyrrhenian Etruscan and South Eastern Iberian cities have in common? And why are they good to think with comparatively?  Scholarship on
Wednesday 09/02/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
TALK MATERIALITIES | Self Portrait
Material as metaphor is the foundation of my artistic practice. My work springs from ancestral connection and environment - natural and societal. As a descendant
Wednesday 02/02/2022
18:00
PAST EVENTS
Horizontal Transmission
John Walter (Sainsbury Scholar 2006-8) in conversation with Marta Pellerini (BSR) about the transmission of culture. They will address a variety of subjects including lockdown, viruses of the mind
06/05/2021
18.00

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