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The American University of Rome's Professor 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 rarely reported on in scholarly literature or subjected to systematic study. This new book, Empowering Communities through Archaeology and Heritage, addresses that gap. 

The Business Club announced their new Executive Board at their holiday party in December and are ready for the Spring semester! The club is open to all students, not just business majors/minors. For information contact the club at: bizclub@aur.edu

Sephardi Voices Executive Director Henry Green and Media Director David Langer held production workshops here at the American University of Rome in 2017 and there was a pilot project to interview members of Libyan Jewish community in Italy. Rome is home to thousands of Libyan Jews who fled their country after the 1967 Arab-Israel war. The last Jew in Libya was an 80-year-old woman who left the country in 2003. “They were displaced and persecuted,” said AUR's Professor Villani (Film and Digital Media). “These are stories of people starting a new life somewhere else, stories of loss and dealing with psychological issues. Students interested in writing get lots of stories, some sad, dramatic, even tragic. But it’s an all-around positive experience. Everyone has a different, unique take on it.”

When AUR President Richard Hodges is not based in Rome at the helm of the University, he can often be found in a corner of the Mediterranean adding another excavation to his lengthy and esteemed list of digs. In the past couple of months, several articles by Professor Hodges reporting back on his excavations have been published in Archaeology magazines.

Dr. Harold Alderman, Visiting Professor of The American University of Rome, Senior Research Fellow of the Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will be giving a seminar in FAO on 18 January 2018 on the recent book he co-authored entitled “The 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers, or Cash Transfers?”

Dr. Davor Džalto (Program director and professor of Art History, Religious Studies, and the Master’s program in Peace Studies at AUR)  was a guest speaker at the International Conference on Religious Consciousness in a Post-Secular Society, held Dec. 12-15, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. 

This is an excerpt from a new article by Professor Cecilia Sottilotta, International Relations and Global Politics. See the link at the end of the text to read the original full text.

​The American University of Rome is pleased to announce a partnership with Umanism and 369gradi to help bring the Italian and American Playwrights Project (IAPP) to Rome. Establishing institutional and cultural links across the Atlantic, the Project fosters an exchange between contemporary Italian and American playwrights by bringing together authors, producers, and audiences and supporting theatrical performances that cultivates an open dialogue between artists in Italy and the United States.

This is a graduate-level, 4-credit, 60-hour seminar on use of technology, methodology and culture in Italian language teaching.

Preparing teachers for competing in today’s digital humanities age, this seminar helps language instructors improve their teaching strategies by illustrating the latest approaches to use of the internet and technology in second language acquisition and by introducing innovative methods of language and culture instruction.

Upon successful completion, participants will receive 4.0 graduate credits from The American University of Rome, an American institution that has been operating in Rome for more than 45 years and is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Susan & Thomas is a stream of consciousness narrative inspired by Susan Sontag's first encounter with her then literary idol Thomas Mann as an admiring 14 year old high schooler with literary ambitions living in 1947 LA, and it is based on Sontag's 1987 New Yorker magazine essay "Pil