The Imperial Mausoleums of Augustus and Hadrian | An Open Lesson from Prof. Paolo Vitti, Architectural History


Location: Rome Studies Program and Virtual via Zoom

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The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture Rome Studies Program is pleased to invite you to an open lesson of Prof. Paolo Vitti's Architectural History course for Fall 2021. The lesson will take place on September 29 at 5:00 pm (11:00 am ET) via Zoom webinar, registration is required.
Prof. Giorgio Ortolani will introduce Dott.ssa Elisabetta Carnabuci and Prof. Vitti who will present the findings of their studies on the Imperial Mausoleums of Augustus and Hadrian.  Discussion will follow. 

The lesson will be simultaneously translated to English for non-Italian speakers. 

Paolo Vitti, is associate professor of the practice at the university of Notre dame du lac. He has been working for more than 35 years in several archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey, Tunisia and Morocco. His professional work includes restoration projects in sites such as Paestum and the colosseum, museum design and new buildings. His research is focused on archaeological and medieval heritage. He received twice the European heritage award. As board member of Europa nostra he is an activist for European cultural heritage, with particular focus on climate change and endangered heritage. His research on the Mausoleum of Hadrian has received wide consensus since its presentation at the exhibition "Apoteosi, da Uomini a Dei. Il Mausoleo di Adriano" held at Castel Sant'Angelo in 2014. Since then he has held lectures on the topic at the Universities of Oxford, London, Berlin, Texas at Austin, among the others.

Elisabetta Carnabuci is an archeologist at the Sovrintendenza Capitolini ai Beni Culturali, in charge of monuments in the neighborhoods of Rioni, Campo Marzio and Ripa.  Carnabuci is the Scientific Coordinator of the Mausoleum of Augustus Project as well as the Excavation director of the Mausoleum of Augustus and Piazza Augusto Imperatore.She is also credited with monographs and contributions in magazines, catalogs and collective volumes, in particular focused on some of the main Augustan monuments (Arch of Augustus, Forum of Augustus, Mausoleum of Augustus).

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