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American Academy in Rome (New York, NY 10021-4905)
Maureen C. Miller (Project Director: March 2013 to April 2016)
Reform and Renewal in Medieval Rome

A five-week seminar for sixteen college and university faculty to investigate social transformation in medieval Rome.

Reform and renewal have been central concepts in the history of Europe as well as of the wider world, and they continue to be powerful elements of our public discourse whether in the political, the religious, or the institutional spheres of life. With its repeated movements for religious and political reform and renewal, the Middle Ages offer a particularly rich historical landscape in which to investigate these processes. The seminar will address questions fundamental to our understanding of society, such as: what is the relationship between the sacred and the secular? how do institutions gain and maintain authority in the midst of change? what is the place of the past in the transformation of the present? Seminar participants will pursue these large questions through a combination of theoretical readings, richly documented case studies, and site visits, with the aim of fostering interdisciplinary research among the participating scholars.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Seminars for Higher Education Faculty

Education Programs

$131,263 (approved)
$131,263 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014