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In Fall 2016, I had the amazing opportunity to intern for the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (SCRI) as part of the requirements for the Sustainable Cultural Heritage MA.

Newly arrived graduate students embarking upon their M.A. programs this Fall 2017 enjoyed a walking tour with Prof. Pier Matteo Barone that began with a brief introduction of Ancient Rome while looking out over Circus Maximus and the Palatine Hill backdrop.

Brian Daniels, an adjunct professor on the Sustainable Cultural Heritage M.A., was recently called to give evidence on June 23rd, 2017 to the House Banking Committee, which is the committee of the US House of Representatives that oversees the financial services industry.

As one of the first four graduate students at the American University of Rome, I, along with my peers, had the privilege of discovering the nature of the Sustainable Cultural Heritage program as it happened.

On Tuesday, March 1st, Professor Peter Struck, Associate Professor of Classical Studies at of the University Pennsylvania presented a lecture entitled “Penelope’s Dream: Homer’s Odyssey and the Language of Divine Signs”.

Master’s students in Sustainable Cultural Heritage attended AUR’s 37th Annual Conference of the Association of Environmental Archaeology addressing “Synthesis and Change in Palaeoenvironmental studies in the Mediterranean.” The conference was held September 29-October 3, 2016 in collaboration wit

Globalization is pulling the world together at an astonishing speed – allowing the movement of information, traditions, and even people.  You can board a plane tomorrow and find yourself walking in the Colosseum by midday, or floating above the temples of Bagan, Myanmar at sunrise.
 

It takes its title from the ICOMOS initiative of 2008 that recognized that every place has its own unique character whose heritage embodies not just buildings, art and material objects, but also memories, beliefs and places of significance for the contemporary population.

“We filmed in the Circus Maximus and my part was to talk about how the fire of Rome started. Although the final clip used is very short it took hours to film. We were plagued by police sirens, screeching car brakes, helicopters flying overhead and people straying into shot.

Are the Rebel Alliance headquarters on Yavin 4 similar to the Mayan pyramids? Should the crumbling film sets of Tataouine that still stand in the Tunisian desert be considered an archaeological monument?

19 Oct 2017, 19:00
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