Call for applications- « The Antiquity and its receptions », Summer School, 1st edition, 26 June – 2 July 2022

The Summerschool « The Antiquity and its receptions » is organized by the École Française de Rome and the University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway, in partnership with the universities of Avignon, Columbia, Montréal, Sorbonne Université, Rouen-Normandie and Sapienza Roma. It is open to doctoral and advanced MA students, specializing in history, art history, archaeology, philology, or any other discipline linked with the theme of the reception of Antiquity.

It is international in nature and aims to establish a multilingual dialogue (French, Italian and English) between the different methodologies in use in Europe, North America and elsewhere, and thus to promote interdisciplinarity. At the same time, it plans to test these methodologies in the field, in collaboration with heritage institutions such as museums, archaeological sites, archives and libraries in Rome and Tivoli.

For the first edition, the theme of Hadrian’s Villa has been chosen, with the support of the Istituto Autonomo Villa Adriana e Villa d’Este.

Six professors will be responsible for the supervision of the students. The School will last five days (Monday to Friday) and will be structured by seminars in Italian, French and English given by selected professors and lecturers, and visits to the sites (see program at the bottom of the page). At the end of the week, students will present a short paper related to one of the issues raised and discussed during the School. An orientation bibliography will be sent to them after they have been selected. A plenary conference organized at Villa d’Este will conclude the proceedings.

The organizing institutions will pay for the accommodation of the selected students (in single rooms) and lunches, as well as for the entrance fees to the sites or museums. They may also cover travel expenses for students who cannot be financed by their home institutions.

Professors responsible for the 2022 edition:

Denis Ribouillault (Université de Montréal),

Ingrid Rowland (University of Notre Dame),

Ginette Vagenheim (Université de Rouen-Normandie).


Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2022 12:00 noon (Rome time) using the following link:

Applicants must send a dossier written in one of the three languages of the summer school (English, Italian or French) and including:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor or another academic (in one pdf file).


Secrétariat des études pour l’Antiquité, École française de Rome: secrant(at)