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Professor Paul Gwynne discusses "Francesco Benci's 'Quinque Martyres'"

10/26/2018
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It may never have occurred to you to take any interest in Latin epic poetry but do not skip this episode thinking it will not interest you - this is a tale of brutality and redemption and is explained in fascinating detail by Professor Gwynne. And there's some discussion of daffodils... In 1583 five Jesuit brothers set out with the intention of founding a new church and mission in India. Their dream was almost immediately, and brutally, terminated by local opposition. When their massacre...

Duration:00:31:30

When In Rome Episode 3 'Off The Beaten Path'

6/18/2018
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When In Rome Episode 3 'Off The Beaten Path' by The American University of Rome

Duration:01:03:07

When in Rome Episode 2. 'A Fish Out Of Water'

6/18/2018
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When in Rome Episode 2. 'A Fish Out Of Water' by The American University of Rome

Duration:01:04:29

When In Rome - Summer Podcast Episode. 1 'Mixdown'

6/18/2018
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When In Rome - Summer Podcast Episode. 1 'Mixdown' by The American University of Rome

Duration:01:04:21

Professor Davor Džalto on his new book: 'Yugoslavia: Peace, War, and Dissolution by Noam Chomsky'

5/10/2018
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The Balkans, in particular the turbulent ex-Yugoslav territory, have been among the most important world regions in Noam Chomsky’s political reflections and activism for decades. His articles, public talks, and correspondence have provided a critical voice on political and social issues crucial not only to the region but the entire international community, including "humanitarian intervention," the relevance of international law in today’s politics, media manipulations, and economic crisis...

Duration:00:18:49

A conversation with Tom Campbell, former director of the New York Met.

5/9/2018
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Former Museum Directors Richard Hodges (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and currently President of The American University of Rome) and Tom Campbell (New York Metropolitan Museum of Art) in conversation about the challenges of running a museum in the age of technology & social media. As Director of the Met, Tom Campbell spent nine years pushing through a modernization campaign, heavily investing in digital technologies and dramatically expanding the...

Duration:01:07:58

President Richard Hodges in discussion with educator and author, Peter Gould.

5/8/2018
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President Richard Hodges talks to Peter Gould about his new book, Empowering Communities through Archaeology and Heritage. Peter Gould, M.A. Sustainable Cultural Heritage and M.A. Arts Management, seeks to identify the success factors associated with economic development projects within communities adjacent to archaeological or heritage sites, a growing interest among archaeologists and heritage managers. Typically, the success of site museums, tourism businesses, or crafts cooperatives is...

Duration:00:25:43

"The Rise (and Fall) of Demagogues" with Professor Matt Qvortrup

5/4/2018
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AUR honored the memory of its late Professor, James Walston, with a lecture by AUR Visiting Professor of Political Theory in the International Relations and Global Politics Program, Dr. Matt Qvortrup: "The Rise (and Fall) of Demagogues". Before the lecture, President Richard Hodges sat down to talk to Dr. Qvortrup. The free flowing discussion ranged across a host of related topics touching on demagogues, ancient Romans, Angela Merkel, Brexit, American literature, Russia ... and more. Dr...

Duration:00:33:05

Archaeologist Louise Schofield on Gold Mines, Hyenas and Searching for the Queen of Sheba

4/10/2018
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Louise Schofield has been working in Ethiopia since 2006, directing archaeological, conservation and development projects in that extraordinary country. The search for the Queen of Sheba brought her to her current site in Tigray, northeastern Ethiopia. Here her excavations have discovered a temple (probably dedicated to a moon god), an ancient battlefield, two cemeteries (including the burial of a 2,000 year-old Ethiopian ‘Sleeping Beauty’) and – most recently – a large palace. The earliest...

Duration:00:29:00

AUR Alumni Round Table: Bronwyn Sweeney (Business Administration 2007)

4/9/2018
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AUR Alumna and Business Club founding member Bronwyn Sweeney (BUS ’07) flew in from London to give a lecture to students about the day-to-day life of an advertising copywriter. She was also kind enough to kick-start our 'Alumni Round Table' podcast series.

Duration:00:32:05

Student Podcast - Mouth of the Wolves 'Symphony of the Wolves'

4/9/2018
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Mouth of the Wolves is a series of audio and video podcasts created by students for their class FDM211 - Introduction to Podcast and Vidcast. These shows are planned, produced and edited solely by the students (under the guiding eye of Professor Brian Koperski). Often insightful and invariably entertaining -be prepared to enjoy randomness and distraction as you glimpse the lives and philosophies of our multi-cultural, international students.

Duration:01:17:51

An interview with David Jennings, CEO of the York Archaeological Trust

4/9/2018
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Former chief executive of archaeology and heritage practice at Oxford Archaeology, David took over as Director of The York Archaeological Trust (YAT) in April 2013. YAT is an independent charity, founded in 1972, which investigates the past for the benefit of present communities and future generations – and is one of the bigger employers in entrepreneurial archaeology in the UK with the celebrated Jorvik Centre. Linking professional skills and archaeological expertise with a broadly based...

Duration:00:21:06

An interview with Andrea Di Robilant, professor, author & journalist.

4/6/2018
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A thoroughly entertaining and informative conversation between Richard Hodges and AUR Professor, Andrea Di Robilant on the publication of his latest book, Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and his Last Muse. Di Robilant’s latest publication gives us the remarkable story of Hemingway's love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there. In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called "a goddam wonderful...

Duration:00:22:41

An interview with Brady Blade: drummer, producer and composer.

4/4/2018
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Impresario Brady Blade, American rock, pop and country drummer, record producer and composer visited The American University of Rome as part of our annual 'Entertainment Forum' series of lectures and performances. Here we talk to Brady post-lecture - a relaxed and informal discussion around his background, philosophies and potential futures.

Duration:00:50:20