Online talks

I’m running a series of online talks about all things Rome using Zoom meeting. All talks are c. 50 minutes, followed by as many questions as anyone would like. Times listed are Rome time (CET). Total time: about an hour. I’ll send the link to access the virtual room on the day of the talk. The cost is €15 per person, €65 if you pre-book 5 talks.

Private talks for as many or as few people as you like arranged on request on any Rome-related subject you like. Long distance family get-togethers, talks for children, birthday events, whatever you like and about anything you like with as many questions during and afterwards as you can think of!

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*NEW DATES* NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020

LIVE ONSITE ONLINE TOUR via Zoom webinar. one hour plus Q&A. €25 per screen connection. *Thanksgiving special offer*: two screen connections for the price of one when booking together. From the Campidoglio to the Colosseum, via the Imperial Fora.

Thurs 26 Nov at 3.30pm CET

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ONLINE TALKS via Zoom meeting, 50 minutes plus Q&A €15 per person

Gianlorenzo Bernini: Sculptor in Rome, Part II

Wed 2, Sat 5 Dec at 7pm CET, Tues 8 Dec at 11am CET

Nemi and the Extraordinary Tale of Caligula’s Ships

Wed 9, Sat 12 Dec at 7pm CET, Tues 15 Dec at 11am CET

The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces

Wed 16, Sat 19 Dec at 7pm CET, Tues 22 Dec at 11am CET

*CHRISTMAS SPECIAL*: A Christmas Card from Rome: A 30 min online talk, plus questions, and suitable for both children and adults. Featuring nativity scenes, and general festivity. €15 per screen connection.

Wed 23 at 8pm CET

NOVEMBER 2020

LIVE ONSITE ONLINE TOURS via Zoom webinar. one hour plus Q&A. €25 per screen.

Friday 20th Nov 9am CET, Field of Mars

Friday 20th Nov 3.30pm CET, From the Janiculum down through Trastevere.

TESTACCIO COCCI E CASTAGNE with Rachel Roddy. One and half hours including Q&A, €30 per screen.

Thursday 19th Nov 3.30pm CET

LIVE ONSITE ONLINE TOUR of the Field of Mars via Zoom webinar. one hour plus Q&A. €25 per screen.

Thursday 5th Nov 4pm CET

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ONLINE TALKS via Zoom meeting, 50 minutes plus Q&A €15 per person

Sulla and the Fall of the Roman Republic

Wed 4 Nov, Sat 7 Nov at 7pm CET & Tues 10 Nov at 11am CET

Gianlorenzo Bernini: Sculptor in Rome, Part I

Wed 11, Sat 14 Nov at 7pm CET & Tues 17 Nov at 11am CET

A Walk along the Appian Way

Wed 18, Sat 21 Nov at 7pm CET & Tues 24 Nov at 11am CET

Beyond the Vatican: Raphael in Rome

Wed 25, Sat 28 Nov at 7pm CET & Tues 1 Dec at 11am CET

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020

Sunday 11th Oct, 4pm CET. Live onsite online tour of the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. 1 hour plus Q&A. €25 per screen.

The Sistine Chapel

Thursday 22nd Oct at 11am CET

The Raphael Rooms

Thursday 29th Oct at 11am CET

Villa D’Este at Tivoli: Tiburtine otium, reborn

Wed 30 Sept, Sat 3 Oct at 7pm CET & Tues 6 Oct at 11am CET

Caravaggio in Rome

Wed 7 Oct, Sat 10 Oct at 7pm CET & Tues 13 Oct at 11am CET

Field of Mars, Part 2: The Renaissance and the Baroque

Wed 14 Oct, Sat 17 Oct at 7pm CET & Tues 20 Oct at 11am CET

Etruscan Places: the Banditaccia Necropolis at Cerveteri

Wed 21 Oct, Sat 24 Oct at 7pm CET & Tues 27 Oct at 11am CET

“One Thing Too Many”: A Walk along the Aurelian Walls

Wed 28 Oct, Sat 31 Oct at 7pm CET & Tues 3 Nov at 11am CET

SEPTEMBER 2020

Rus in Urbe: Exploring the Palatine Hill

Wed 2 Sept, Sat 5 Sept at 7pm CET & Tues 8 Sept at 11am

Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli

Wed 9 Sept, Sat 12 Sept at 7pm CET & Tues 15 Sept at 11am

Temples and Fountains; Cobbles and Churches: A walk through the Field of Mars

Wed 16 Sept, Sat 19 Sept at 7pm CET & Tues 22 Sept at 11am CET

The Mystery Cult: Mithras and Mithraism in Rome

Wed 23 Sept, Sat 26 Sept at 7pm CET & Tues 29 Sept at 11am CET

REPEATED TALKS:

Exploring the Roman Forum

9 Sept 8.30pm CET

The Raphael Rooms

16 Sept 8.30pm CET

The Sistine Chapel

23 Sept 8.30pm CET

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JULY 2020

A wander through the Jewish Ghetto

Wed 1 July, Sat 4 July at 7pm CET & Tues 7th July at 11am CET

Exploring Trastevere

Wed 8 July, Sat 11 July at 7pm CET & Tues 14th at 11am CET

Borromini, Bernini, and the Baroque: Breaking Rules and Squeezing Pediments

Wed 29 July, Sat 1 Aug at 7pm CET & Tues 4th at 11am CET

AUGUST 2020

Ostia Antica: Daily Life in the port of Rome

Wed 5 Aug, Sat 8 Aug at 7pm CET & Tues 11th at 11am CET

REPEATED TALKS

Exploring the Roman Forum

Wed 1 July 8.30pm CET

The Raphael Rooms in the Vatican Palace

Wed 8 July 8.30pm CET

JUNE 2020

Constantinan Rome : Rome on the cusp of Christendom

Tues 2 June 11am CET (also 27, 28, 30 May at 7pm CET)

The Roman-ness of Christian Art: a look at medieval church mosaics

Wed 3 June, Sat 6 June at 7pm CET & Tues 9th at 11am CET (GMT+2)

Fortresses of Medieval Rome

Wed 10 June, Sat 13 June at 7pm CET & Tues 16th at 11am CET (GMT+2)

Roman Fever: epidemics and the Urbe

Wed 17 June, Sat 20th June at 7pm CET & Tues 23rd at 11am CET (GMT+2)

“The Third Rome”: Architecture as Propaganda in the Fascist Era.

Wed 24 June, Sat 27 June at 7pm CET & Mon 29th at 11am CET (GMT+2)

The Sistine Chapel: Perugino, Michelangelo, and the Popes’ Chapel.

Thurs 4 June 7pm CET

Raphael and the Antique: a look at part of the major exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death.

Fri 12 June 7pm CET & Wed 17 June 8.30pm CET

Child-friendly Ancient Rome talk

A 30 minute talk about Daily Life in Ancient Rome, plus questions. €10 per child, as many accompanying adults as you like are free. Maximum 10 children.

Thurs 4 June at 6pm CET (GMT+2, 5pm UK time, noon ET)

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MAY 2020

Ancient Rome PM

Salt, the She Wolf, and Spin : stories of Rome’s origins

Wed 6, Thurs 7, Sat 9 May 7pm, & Tues 12 May 11am CET (GMT+2)

Roads, Boats, and Aqueducts : The infrastructure of ancient Rome

Wed 13, Thurs 14, Sat 16 May 7pm CET (GMT+2)

Exploring the Roman Forum

Wed 20, Thurs 21, Sat 23 7pm CET (GMT+2)

Constantinian Rome : a city on the cusp of Christendom

Wed 27, Thurs 28, Sat 30 May 7pm CET (GMT+2)

Ancient Rome AM

Roads, Boats, and Aqueducts : The infrastructure of ancient Rome

Tue 19 May 11am CET (GMT+2)

Exploring the Roman Forum

Tue 26 May 11am CET (GMT+2)

Constantinian Rome : a city on the cusp of Christendom

Tue 2 June 11am CET (GMT+2)

Child-friendly Ancient Rome talk

Thurs 21st May at 6pm CET (GMT+2, 5pm UK time, noon ET)

A talk about the legends of Rome’s foundation suitable for c. 10-13 year olds lasting 30 minutes plus questions and costing €10 each for a group of no more than 10 people.

High Renaissance

At the same time I will be running a couple of talks looking at the triumphant art of the High Renaissance at the Vatican Palaces.

The Sistine Chapel

Tues 12th, 19th May 7pm CET (GMT+2)

The Raphael Rooms : Julius II, Leo X, and the Papal Apartments.

Fri 22nd, 29th May 7pm CET (GMT+2)


If you’d like to join, have any further questions, would be interested in a talk about something else, or would be interested but can’t manage a particular time please drop me an email at info@understandingrome.com. Private talks about anything Rome-related can be prepared on request.