Robben Island, situated 8km off the coast of Cape Town, or Mother City as it is affectionately known, is unmistakably etched into the horizon and ‘visible’ in more ways than one to the local, as well as visiting eye.
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?
Louise Schofield has been working in Ethiopia since 2006, directing archaeological, conservation and development projects in that extraordinary country. The search for the Queen of Sheba brought her to her current site in Tigray, northeastern Ethiopia.
Judith Baumel is a poet, critic and translator. She is Professor of English and was Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Adelphi University. She lectures on modern and contemporary American poetry at Oxford University, UK. A former director of the Poetry Society of America, her
An international conference to focus on the reception of Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, Urbino 1483 – Rome 1520) and the history of collections will draw together scholars of collecting and history of taste with curators of the main collections of Raphael’s paintings and drawings in both Italy and abroad.
The conference, organised by Sybille Ebert-Schifferer and Claudia La Malfa, will be held at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome, and at the American University of Rome.