Richmond Summer Visiting Faculty Fellowship Programme

Each summer AIFS and Richmond the American International University will award up to 5 non-stipendiary Richmond Summer Visiting Faculty Fellowships for existing university Partners and AIFS Affiliates.  For summer 2019 the Fellowship will be hosted again at Richmond’s Rome campus (on Piazza Sant’ Andrea della Valle, a few steps away from Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon).

The fellowships will provide Visiting Fellows with room and board in centrally located accommodations nearby the university’s Rome campus, from Monday, June 17 (check-in) until Saturday, June 29 (check out).[1] Rooming will consist of double/single rooms in shared apartments. Accommodations are equipped with beddings, kitchen, utensils and internet. A meal allowance to the value of 30€ per day will be provided for use in restaurants or to purchase food to cook in your own apartment.

Fellows are responsible for obtaining and financing their transport to Rome and within the city. The fellowships are designed to:

  • strengthen the relationship between the university and its partners
  • enhance faculty research and perhaps drive collaborative work in this area
  • strengthen best practise in teaching

Where possible Visiting Fellows may be asked to give a guest lecture in at least one summer class gratis and will be required to attend a one-day informal symposium (June 28) with other successful Visiting Fellows and Richmond faculty to discuss their research. Visiting Fellows are also asked to acknowledge The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) and Richmond, The American International University in London (RAIUL), in any publications which derive from the fellowship, and to provide the university with a copy of said publication.

Applications for the fellowships are competitive and to be submitted by email to Professor Dom Alessio, the Dean of International Programmes (alessid@richmond.ac.uk), by midnight on November 28 of the year prior to the award. The application should consist of a CV and a short 500-1000 word explanation of the proposed nature of the research project or desired pedagogical learning outcome, and explain why Rome is the best place for them to conduct their research. Candidates will be selected by a committee led by Richmond’s Associate Dean for Research in conjunction with the Dean of International Programmes (London), the Dean of Richmond (Rome) and AIFS.

[1] Every effort will be made to allow a Visiting Fellows’ partner to accompany him/her subject to space considerations. While accommodation will be free for the partner s/he will have to pay for their meals.

Richmond Rome 2019 Fellows (June 17-29, 2019)

Our past programmes:

Rome Fellows Symposium (June 15, 2018)

Rome Fellows Symposium (June 15, 2018)

RICHMOND UNIVERSITY ROME CENTER

PIAZZA S. ANDREA DELLA VALLE 6

00186 ROMA

TEL. +39 06 6875 296

Room: Classroom Y

9:00-9:30am. Registration and coffee/tea/biscuits

9:30-9:50: Welcome

Professor John Annette, President of Richmond the American International University in London

Ailsa Brookes, Senior Vice President, American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS)

Rosanna Graziani, Dean of the Rome Campus, of Richmond the American International University in London

 

Session 1: Classical Influences (chair: Dom Alessio)

9:50-10:10 Damion Waymer (North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University): “Defining Government Public Relations: An Analysis of the Public Relations Strategies of Caesar Augustus and the Roman Empire”

10:10-10:20 Erica D’Amico (Richmond Rome): “Byzantine tableware and food habits from the 10th to the 14thC within the Italian peninsula”

10:20-10:40 Robert Irons (Hampden-Sydney College): “Francesco Patrizi’s Critique of Aristotle’s Poetics”

10:40-10:50 Questions

10:50-11:10 Coffee and Tea

 

Session 2: History (chair: Mary Robert)

11:10-11:30 Dominic Alessio (Richmond, London) and Wesley Renfro (St John Fisher College): “From the Dutch East India Company to Daewoo: Empires and Corporations”

11:30-11:50 Lorenzo Picchi (Richmond Florence): “New or Old Mafia? An Analysis of the Strategies and Patterns of the Sicilian Mafia from 1994 to 2006”

11:50-12:10 Martin Brown (Richmond, London): “James Bond as Cold Warrior: Researching and Teaching 007”

12:10-12:20 Questions

 

12:20-13:30 Lunch: Buddy, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 107A

 

Session 3: Art and Literature (chair: Martin Brown)

13:30-13:50 Laura Fenelli (Richmond Florence), “Creating and Coping a Miraculous Image: The Case of St Dominic of Soriano”

13:50-14:10 Erika Milburn (Richmond Rome): “Virgin, Whore, Goddess or Monster? The Siren Parthenope and Personifications of Early Modern Naples”

14:10-14:30 Peter Covino (University of Rhode Island): “Dario Bellezza (1944-1996): Finalising his Selected Poems”

14:30-14:40 Questions

 

14:40-15:00 Tea/Coffee break

 

Session 4: Contemporary Issues (chair: Mary Robert)

15:00-15:20 Andrew Boyd (Richmond Rome): “Five Years of Pope Francis: Encountering the Other in Faith. Ecumenical and Interreligious Themes from the ‘Reformer Pope’”

15:20-15:40 Timothy J. Madigan (St. John Fisher College): “Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) and the Circulation of the Elites”

15:40-16:00 Lynn Donahue (St John Fisher College): “Creating a new global service-learning offering with a disciplinary focus on refugees”

16:00-16:10: Questions

16:10-16:30: Concluding Remarks: Professor Mary Robert, Dean of Liberal Arts and  Professor Martin D. Brown, Associate Dean of Research, of Richmond the American International University in London

19:30 Dinner: Al Pompiere, Via di Santa Maria de’ Calderari 38, Roma

Second Summer Fellows symposium – June 16, 2017

Richmond Rome 2017 Symposium (June 16, 2017)

RICHMOND UNIVERSITY ROME CENTER

PIAZZA S. ANDREA DELLA VALLE 6

00186 ROMA

TEL. +39 06 6875 296

Room: Classroom Y

9:00-9:30am. Registration and coffee/tea/biscuits

9:30-9:50: Welcome

Professor John Annette, President of Richmond the American International University in London

Ailsa Brookes, Senior Vice President, American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS)

Rosanna Graziani, Dean of the Rome Campus, of Richmond the American International University in London

Professor Martin D. Brown, Associate Dean of Research, of Richmond the American International University in London

Session 1: Religion

9:50-10:10: Laura R. Olson (Professor of Political Science and affiliated faculty member in the Program in Religious Studies, Clemson University, USA): “Explaining Belonging: The Strength and Salience of Religious Identification in Comparative Context”

10:10-10:30: Dominic Alessio (Professor of History & Dean of International Programmes, Richmond the American International University in London, UK) and Lucas Villegas-Aristizábal (Associate Professor of Medieval History at Queen’s University – Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle, Canada/UK): “From the Hospitallers to ISIS: Non-State Religious Organisations and Empire”

10:30-10:40 Questions

10:40-11:00 Coffee and Tea

Session 2: Politics & Society

11:00-11:20: Sébastien Lazardeux (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Legal Studies, St. John Fisher College, USA): “The Sociology of the 5 Star Movement and the Switch from Movement to Party Strategy.” 

11:20-11:40: Martin D. Brown (Professor of History and Associate Dean of Research, Richmond the American International University in London, UK): “Executors or Creative Deal-Makers? The Role of the Diplomats in the Making of the Helsinki CSCE”

11:40-12:00: Nadine Braunstein, (Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences Department, California State University, Sacramento, USA): “Food and Nutrition Policy – Challenges and Solutions”

12:00-12:10 Questions

12:10-13:30 Lunch: Richmond University Rome Centre

Session 3: Cities

13:30-13:50: Erica D’Amico (Adjunct Professor of History, Richmond the American International University in London, UK/Italy): “”Different Approaches and Perspectives on the Origins of Venice

13:50-14:10: Erika Milburn (Adjunct Professor of Classics, Richmond the American International University in London, UK/Italy): “The ‘Phantom’ River Sebeto and Myth-Making in Early Modern Naples

14:10-14:30: Antonella Merletto (Adjunct Professor of the History of Art, Archaeology and History of Architecture, Richmond the American International University in London, UK/Italy): “Taking Care of Public Health in Greek and Roman Times: the Invention of the Public Toilet”

14:30-14:40 Questions

14:40-15:00 Tea/Coffee break

Session 4: The Arts

15:00-15:20: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew (Professor of Art (Photography) & the Director of the Center for the Humanities and the 2015-17 Silvia Chandley Professor of Non-Violence and Peace Studies, the University of Rhode Island, USA): “The Indians of Monte Cassino

15:20-15:40: Marjorie Och (Professor of Art History at the University of Mary Washington, USA): “A ‘Cult of Friendship’ in the Letters and Portraits of Vittoria Colonna (ca. 1490-1547)”

15:40-16:00: Deborah C. Mitchell (Professor of English & Film Studies and Chair, Division of Communications, Arts, Languages, and Literature, Westminster College, USA): “Il Bel Paese nella letteratura e nel cinema: una prospettiva italiana (The Beautiful Country in Literature and Cinema: Through Italian Eyes)”

16:00-16:10: Questions

16:10-16:30: Concluding Remarks: Professor Dominic Alessio, Dean of International Programmes

19:00 Dinner: Grappolo D’Oro, Piazza della Cancelleria 80, 00186 Roma – Ph. 06 6897 0

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First Annual Summer Fellows Symposium (Tuesday, June 21, 2016)

Richmond University, The American International University in London

First Annual Summer Fellows Symposium (Tuesday, June 21, 2016)

Lecture Hall, 17 Young Street: 10am – 4pm

10am: Welcome and Refreshments

Welcome from the President of Richmond University, The American International University in London: Professor John Annette

Welcome from the Senior Vice President of the American Institute for Foreign Study: Ailsa Brookes

Welcome from the Associate Dean of Research: Professor Martin Brown

10:30 – 12pm: Session 1 Popular Culture

10:30-10:50: Ann K. McClellan (Plymouth State University –English): “Sherlock Holmes in/and Popular Culture”

10:55-11:15: Jennifer Purcell (St Michael’s College – History): “Writing the Biography of BBC Radio Star Mabel Constanduros (1880-1957)”

11:20-11:50: Alex Seago (Richmond University, The American International University in London – Communications): “What Is This Pop? – English Pop Graphic Design 1956-1966”

11:50-12:00 Questions

12:00-12:15: Coffee/Tea Break

12:15-1:15: Session 2 Society

12:20-12:40: Ed Madden (University of South Carolina – Women’s & Gender Studies): “Colm Clifford: Homosexuality in Irish Culture”

12:45-13:05: Paul Rekret (Richmond University, The American International University in London – International Relations): “All Grown Up? Childhood From the First to the Second Summer of Love”

13:05-13:15: Questions

13:15-14:30: Lunch

Refreshments, sandwiches, wraps, crisps, fruit selection, fruit juice and sparkling water

14:30-16:00: Session 3 History and Politics

14:30-14:50: Lawrence McDonnell & Kathleen Hilliard (Iowa State University – History): “Slavery and Agriculture at Betty’s Hope Plantation, Antigua, 1650-1944”

14:55-15:15: Charles Bunce (Mount St Mary’s University – Film Studies):

“Science Fiction & Human Rights: The Storyteller’s Sword of Social Justice”

15:20-15:40: Wesley B. Renfro (St John Fisher College –Political Science) and Dominic Alessio (Richmond – History): “The Empire’s Not So New Clothes: Rethinking American Exceptionalism”

15:40-15:55: Questions

 16:00 Symposium Finishes

 18:00 Symposium Dinner

Cote Brasserie, 47 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DA

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