Join ACU historians and geographers in Rome

Published: Wednesday 18th June 2014


HUMA317 is a new innovative interdisciplinary study tour focused on the history and geography of ancient and modern Rome. Through an intensive two-week field school in Rome itself including structured walks, on-site workshops and presentations. You will examine how the geography of Rome has shaped the city’s ancient and modern history, and how the development, re-development and expansion of Rome in both the ancient and modern eras has reshaped the physical environment. You will also explore the centrality of the ‘idea’ of Rome to modern Italian nationalism and national identity, as well as the impact of modernity on the topography of ancient Rome and the corresponding influence of antiquity on the modern built environment.

The organisers would like to invite fellow ACU staff members, from any ACU campus, to attend the 2015 Rome study tour. You will be joined by three ACU Strathfield academics plus a group of approximately 25 senior level undergraduate students.

HUMA317 will be offered for the first time in the Summer B study period of 2014, with the study tour taking place in Rome in February 2015. All travel, accommodation and transfers to and around Rome have been arranged and are included in one very reasonable price. Staff interested in attending from regions and cities outside of Sydney would need to arrange their own transport to and from Sydney airport.


Staff who are interested in attending the 2015 Rome study tour, or  learning more about what is on offer, should contact the organisers by Friday 20 June at the latest. Places are strictly limited. Please email one of the following: