San Vincenzo Maggiore and its Workshops
This event celebrates the publication of the major report on the excavations of the ninth-century abbey-church of San Vincenzo Maggiore and its extraordinarily well-preserved workshops. These British School at Rome excavations are some of the most extensive of any monastery in Europe, and vividly bring to life the art, architecture and economy of this singularly important place in Charlemagne’s Europe.
Richard Hodges studied archaeology and medieval history at Southampton University. He taught at the University of Sheffield from 1976-88; since then he has been Director of the British School at Rome, 1988-95; Director of the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture, 1996-98; Director of the Institute of World Archaeology, 1998-2007; Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2007-12; and is Scientific Director of the Butrint Foundation, 1993- ; a Director of the Packard Humanities Institute, and President-elect of the American University of Rome. He excavated at San Vincenzo al Volturno from 1980-98 and is an honorary citizen of Castel San Vincenzo (1995).
Chris Wickham graduated from Oxford with a doctorate in 1975. Between 1977 and 2005 he taught at the University of Birmingham. He is now Chichele Professor of Medieval History and Chair of the History Faculty at the University of Oxford, and is a Fellow and a Vice-President of the British Academy. He has published eleven books on early medieval history and the history of medieval Italy.