“The Legacy of Ancient Italy: The Etruscan and Early Roman City”
The Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) is excited to sponsor the NEH Summer Institute for college and university teachers: The Legacy of Ancient Italy: The Etruscan and Early Roman City. Seven visiting scholars, all of whom are in the forefront of the newest research in Italian archaeology, art history, ethnography, history, and literary study, will conduct seminars and extensive on-site field study. Participants will study settlement, archeology, especially the evidence revealed by two generations of scholars who have produced a wealth of new evidence. The goal of this institute is twofold: to examine the current state of research in the study of Etruscan and early Roman culture, and to develop strategies for making that knowledge available and useful to a larger audience.The institute will be held June 5 - 25, 2012. The primary housing and lecture location will be Grand Hotel Reale in Piazza del Popolo, an exquisite Renaissance palazzo once owned by the ancient Bracci family, located in Orvieto, Italy. Participants will have access to modern communication (internet etc.), local museums, and archives in Orvieto and other Italian cities as they explore the four major themes of the institute
are asked to formulate a “question” or “problem” that could be used to
develop course work for undergraduate students, relating to the
Etruscans and early Rome. Two attendees will be invited to
present their results in concurrent sessions at a CCHA conference in
the fall of 2012 or other national conference.
Gregory Warden, PhD (a Classical archaeologist, University Distinguished Professor of Art History, and Associate Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas) and Carole Lester, PhD (Professor of History and Humanities, Richland College, (DCCCD), and lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas will serve as project co-directors. Marsha Anderson, MLA (Past director, International Studies, North Lake College, Professor of Humanities DCCCD) will serve as institute associate and local arrangements coordinator, and David A. Berry, Executive director of CCHA, will serve as project manager.