Courses

Courses

Rome, the Eternal City, can be a confusing place when studied from afar but the BSR is ideally placed to help you unlock her secrets. Our courses offer the best introduction possible to this amazing city and her development. Places are strictly limited on all courses and will be awarded at the sole discretion of the BSR.

 

What is the City of Rome Course?
An intensive eight-week residential course for postgraduates at selected British partner universities which unlocks Rome for students at Masters or early Doctoral level studying classical archaeology, art history, ancient history (both Greek and Roman) and the transformation of antiquity in the Middle Ages and the modern period. Course Director: Dr Christopher Siwicki

 

When is it?
The course runs from the beginning of April to the end of May each year and forms one quarter of one year’s full-time postgraduate course.

What does it cost?

  • Course tutorial fee (this is paid by the attendee’s university directly to the BSR)

  • Course residential fee in 2024 (paid by attendee): Euro 3,000 for a single room and Euro 2,500 for a shared room for full board* accommodation in a single room including in-course travel and site fees but excluding travel to Rome. Some bursaries are available.
    * Please note no dinner is provided on Saturday nor lunch on Sunday.

Next course: April-May 2024

How do I apply?
If you are interested in applying please discuss your application with your supervisor. For queries, please contact Stefania Peterlini.The support of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies is gratefully acknowledged.

To download an information pack for the 2024 course please click here.

 

What is the Summer School?
A stimulating introduction to the topography of the city, its architecture and art, the latest discoveries and new developments in archaeological approaches. Every September the BSR welcomes around 25 undergraduates for a 12-day intensive programme of visits to the sites, monuments and museums of ancient Rome and its vicinity. These visits are augmented with a series of evening lectures.
Course Director: Dr Robert Coates-Stephens (BSR Cary Fellow)

Who is it for?
To be eligible to attend the Summer School students must be studying classics, ancient history, classical archaeology and related subjects at a British or Irish university. Places are limited and highly sought after.

When is it?
The course runs every year in September.

What does it cost?
Course fee: €1400 for full board* accommodation in a single room or €1275 for a shared room and including in-course travel and site fees but excluding travel to Rome. Some bursaries are available.
* Please note no dinner is provided on Saturday nor lunch on Sunday.
Next course: 1-13 September 2023

How do I apply?
For queries please contact Stefania Peterlini.

The support of the Cambridge Classics Faculty, the Craven Committee of the Faculty of Classics, Oxford University, the Gladstone Memorial Trust and the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies is gratefully acknowledged.

To download an information pack for the 2022 course please click here.

 

What is the Postgraduate Course in Roman Epigraphy?
This biennial course is designed for postgraduates in archaeology, ancient history, art history, museum studies, classics and related fields who wish to pursue the study of epigraphic evidence in their research.

The intensive eight-day course explores the uses of epigraphy as a source in various formats and contexts considering how writing is presented in the ancient and modern landscapes.

The course features:

  • daily ambulatio in Rome

  • visits to local museums

  • use of archives (including online databases)

  • interaction with academics and ongoing research projects in the field

  • independent research time

  • full board* accommodation at the British School at Rome

  • museum entrance fees, in-course travel and site fees

The final programme of the course is adjusted based on the research interests of participants.

Course Director: Dr Abigail Graham

When is it?
Arrival on Thursday 27 June – Departure Saturday 6 July 2024

What does it cost?
Course fee for 2024: : €1400 for a shared room and €1700 for a single room. Some bursaries towards the course fee may be available to British nationals with a demonstrable need. The fee covers accommodation at the BSR with breakfast and dinner every day*, site entry fees, transport around Rome (public transport tickets), supplies for rubbings, on site support from the course director and membership of the BSR until March 2025. *Excludes Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch.

What is not covered?
Travel to/from the BSR; insurance – we strongly recommend you take out travel insurance including health and personal possessions cover; Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch; any other costs arising from your personal research project.

How do I apply?
All applications and queries should be sent to Stefania Peterlini

More information
An information pack for the 2024 course can be downloaded here.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 31 January 2024

 

What is CINEROMA - Cinema and Architecture Summer School?
CINEROMA is an intense course that aims to engage the participants’ interest in the various facets of the relationship between cinema and Rome. The study of Roman narrative films will provide a basic understanding of screen language that will equip participants to make their own short films. On completion of the course, participants will be expected to express specific urban themes, through moving images - an approach transferable to other cities.

Course director: Prof. François Penz (University of Cambridge)
Course tutor: Dr Carla Molinari (Anglia Ruskin University)
Course advisor: Dr Marco Iuliano (BSR Faculty of Architecture)

Who is it for?
Open to participants from architecture, urbanism, and history of art – suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students. No prior knowledge of filmmaking is required. In terms of equipment, the participants will need to bring their own cameras/smartphones, as well as laptops for editing purposes. Open to all nationalities. Note that the course will be delivered in English.

When is it?
Participants will arrive at the BSR on Friday 16 June 2023 and leave on Saturday 24 June 2023

How much does it cost?
The course fee is 1600 euros for half board accommodation at the BSR (including breakfast and dinner but excluding Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast). The fee includes 8 nights, arriving Fri 16 June, leaving Sat 24 June It also includes a 7-day public transport pass around Rome and membership of the BSR.

Bursaries
Students are strongly encouraged to seek funding from their own institutions. However, the BSR may provide some bursaries to help those participants who would otherwise be prevented from attending the course due to financial hardship.

What is not covered?
Travel to/from the BSR; insurance – we strongly recommend you take out travel insurance including health and personal possessions cover; Visa cost depending on your nationality.

How do I apply?
All applications and queries should be sent to Stefania Peterlini Applicants will be asked to provide a cover letter and a CV. Applicants will be accepted on the basis of merit and suitability for the course. The selection of participating students will be made by the course tutors in consultation with the BSR.

Course description: Click here for provisional day-to-day programme

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 15 March 2023

Course features:

  • daily ambulatio in Rome

  • filming and mapping guided activities in Rome

  • interaction with academics and ongoing research projects in the field

  • guest lectures and films screening

  • independent research time

  • half board accommodation at the British School at Rome

 

What is the Drawing Rome Course?
Drawing Rome is a summer workshop where students will draw Rome: they will keep a sketchbook of the life, art, architecture, and artefacts of the city. Together, in a small group, students will explore Rome through observational and analytical drawings. They will share ideas about how different drawing practices and techniques can support creative thinking about place, how drawings communicate, and what hand drawing can contribute to design.

The workshop will be led by David Dernie, an academic, architect, and painter whose work explores materials, space, experience, and memory. A former Rome Scholar at the British School at Rome, Dernie has published and lectured widely on architectural drawing. Rome has informed his academic work and his studio practice throughout his career. He has led Rome courses over many years.

The course is aimed at individuals with an enthusiasm for inquiry through drawing and a keen interest in art, architecture and representation. It is open to people of all levels of competence and backgrounds.

When is it?
The workshop will take place between 8 to 15 July at the British School at Rome, in Rome. There will be one day trip, by train, to Hadrian’s Villa and the Villa d’Este at Tivoli. Accommodation, presentations, workspace, and communal dinners will be held at the British School at Rome.

What does it cost?
Per person, 7 nights at the British School at Rome:

  • Shared twin room: 490 Euros, including breakfast and evening meal

  • Single occupancy: 630 Euros, including breakfast and evening meal

  • Membership of the BSR: 85 Euros

  • 725 Euros, including drawing materials

Entrances and Transport not included.

How do I apply?
Drawing Rome is a small group workshop. Places are limited. Applicants should send a 1 page CV and a statement of interest. Application deadline 15th December 2023.

For further details and to apply please use link below: https://www.drawingrome.com/

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