Rebooting the Postwar Academy

Monday 18 May 2015 17.00

Denise Costanzo (AAR; Penn State)

After World War II, Rome’s traditional position as caput mundi ceded to a more complex geography of global culture. And yet, between 1945-1960 the city’s constellation of national academies and institutes resumed their residencies for artists and scholars, and an expanding circle of nations established new centers in Rome. This workshop will provide accounts from multiple institutions which highlight the diverse forces and agendas that helped forge the “modern” academy during this pivotal period.