Online talks

I’m running a series of online talks about all things Rome using Zoom. All talks are c. 50 minutes, followed by as many questions as anyone would like. 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!

Payment details upon booking by email: info@understandingrome.com.

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

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.