Columbia Summer Program in Italy:
Archaeological Fieldwork at Hadrian’s Villa
Beginning in summer 2014, Columbia’s Advanced Program of Ancient History and Art (APAHA) will offer a four-week summer program that provides undergraduate and graduate students with the unique opportunity to excavate and learn together at Hadrian’s Villa, a UNESCO World Heritage site near Rome. Students will learn archaeological techniques and think critically about how excavation work allows for deeper insight into the social, political, economic, architectural and artistic history of classical antiquity.
Hadrian’s Villa is one of the most important archaeological sites of classical antiquity. Its visionary synthesis of Roman, Greek, and Egyptian architectural and artistic traditions has attracted scholarly attention ever since its rediscovery in the Renaissance and has inspired generations of artists, architects, and writers—from Palladio to Le Corbusier, and from Piranesi to Yourcenar.
APAHA is a program created under the joint aegis of Columbia’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America and H2CU, the Honors Center of Italian Universities of the Sapienza University in Rome. It is promoted by the Department of Art History and Archaeology, the Department of History, and the Classical Studies Graduate Program.
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Place: The Italian Academy, Library – 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (between 116th and 118th Streets)
Interested but can’t attend?
Visit Laura Schiff’s office hours in the Office of Global Programs Mondays (3:30-4:30 p.m.) & Tuesdays (2:30-3:30 p.m.) or e-mail her with questions or to make an appointment– [email protected].