Rome Consortium

Notre Dame, Princeton, and Stanford Rome Consortium

The consortium aims to utilize Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway as a platform for research and teaching collaborations among the three universities.

It was established in 2019 by Notre Dame faculty member Heather Hyde Hyde Minor (then academic director of the Rome Global Gateway) in collaboration with the Center for Italian Studies, Anthony Grafton of Princeton University, and Paula Findlen of Stanford University.

The first project is the Rome Seminar, a four-week intensive summer program designed to teach graduate students how to work with primary sources in the matchlessly rich but often hard to access archives and libraries of Rome. The 2020 Seminar will be taught by Profs. Paula Findlen from Stanford and Heather Hyde Minor from Notre Dame.

Click here to find out more about the Rome Seminar.

The second venture of the consortium is a Greek paleography workshop for graduate students, planned as a series of video-conference meetings on January 18-22, 2021. It will focus on digitized Greek manuscripts from the rich holdings of the Apostolic Vatican Library and will be taught online by Prof. Emmanuel Bourbouhakis and David Jenkins at Princeton. Applications for the 2021 workshop will be accepted until October 15, 2020.

Click here to find out more about the Greek paleography workshop.

The steering committee welcomes proposals for new projects. Please contact Heather Hyde Minor (ND), Paula Findlen (Stanford) or Anthony Grafton (Princeton) to discuss your ideas. The steering committee for the consortium with representatives from the member institutions meets bi-annually to evaluate current programs and to consider proposals for new collaborative projects.