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University of Texas, El Paso (El Paso, TX 79968-8900)
Ronald J. Weber (Project Director: March 2014 to May 2017)

Institutes for K-12 Educators
Education Programs

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$191,143 (approved)
$191,143 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 12/31/2016

The Monuments of Rome in English Culture

A four-week institute for twenty-five school teachers on the influence of Cicero and ancient Rome on law, government, and culture in Enlightenment-era Britain.

Dr. Ronald Weber and Dr. Jessica Sheetz Nguyen are proposing a four-week summer Institute for twenty-five teachers and graduate students in the humanities, classics, history, and social sciences. The Institute will take place in Rome. The purpose of the Institute will be to understand how in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries—the years following the break between England and the papacy—Rome served as a world intellectual center that contributed to the emerging national and global identity of the English people. To do this Institute participants will concentrate upon the intersection between the rhetoric of the Roman orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero and the rhetorical display, ceremony and instruction constructed by emperors and popes in the form of processional routes and ceremonial centers in the Roman Forum and the Campus Martius.