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Humanities programme

Study of the Humanities has been at the heart of the British School at Rome since its foundation.

Humanities research covers all periods from antiquity to the present and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and intellectual exchange between the BSR, academic institutions and other foreign academies in Rome.

Today the Humanities Research Programme, led by our Assistant Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Harriet O’Neill, supports research by residential scholars and showcases the work of our own fellows, award-holders and other international scholars.

Click here to learn more about our staff members’ areas of research.

Public lectures

From October to June the BSR presents public lectures by our award-holders and other invited speakers. These are complemented by the talks, lectures and exhibitions offered as part of the Fine Arts and Architecture programmes.

Conferences and related events

The BSR’s superb 120 seat Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, Gallery and seminar spaces, host conferences and book presentations providing a forum for speakers from many disciplines. These augment the interdisciplinary lecture programme and promote intellectual exchange, both within the BSR and amongst the wider academic community.

Explore more on Humanities activities in the British School at Rome Annual Review and previous Annual Reports.