2012 Summer Programs at the American Academy in Rome

Throughout most of its history the American Academy in Rome has sponsored summer programs. Consistent with the Academy’s mission, these programs are intended to provide American scholars, teachers and academically advanced students the opportunity to experience and draw upon the resources of Rome. The four programs being offered in 2012 are listed below. Click here for full program details.

Classical Summer School
18 June – 27 July 2012
This six-week program is designed to provide qualified graduate students, mature undergraduates, and middle school, high school, and two-year college teachers with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources.
Application deadline: 13 January 2012 More information

Summer Program in Archaeology
4 June – 24 July 2012
Since 1991, this program has provided graduate students in all areas of Classical studies with an overview of current developments in archaeological method and theory, focusing on ancient Italy and the ancient Mediterranean world. The seven-week course teaches participants the objectives and methods of archaeology through instruction and hands-on experience in active archaeological research.
Application deadline: 15 January 2012 More information

The Howard Comfort, FAAR’29, Summer Program in Roman Pottery
11 June – 8 July 2012
This four-week program is designed to present the basics of Roman pottery studies, which can be gained only through direct contact with ceramic assemblages. As Rome had the most diversified pottery supply among sites in the ancient world, the AAR is well placed, through its own collections and other material deposited there, to teach the subject.
Application deadline: 15 January 2012 More information

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar
“Communication, Empire, and the City of Rome”
25 June – 27 July 2012
This program is designed for teachers of American undergraduate students. Qualified independent scholars and those employed by museums, libraries, historical societies and other organizations may be eligible. Participants work with leading scholars on a given topic in the humanities with the goal of furthering their teaching and scholarship.
Application deadline: 1 March 2012 More information