The third Richmond summer Fellowship Symposium was held at the University’s Rome campus on 15 June, generously supported by The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS). The speakers and guests were welcomed by Professor John Annette, Richmond’s President (Vice-Chancellor), and Ailsa Brookes, Senior Vice President, AIFS Study Abroad. The attendees were hosted and graciously catered for by Rosanna Graziani, Dean at the Rome Study Center and her outstanding team.

The five summer Fellows were joined by eminent Richmond academics from the London, Florence and Rome campuses. These included Dominic Alessio, Professor of History and Dean of International Programme; Professor Mary Robert, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts; Dr Martin D. Brown, Associate Dean for Research; Lorenzo Picchi (History); Dr Laura Fenelli (History and Art History) from Richmond University in Florence; Andrew James Boyd (Interreligious Dialogue), Dr Erica D’Amico (History of Food) and Dr Erika Milburn (Classical Mythology) from Richmond University in Rome.

All five visiting Fellows presented their research on the following topics:

Peter Covino: Dario Bellezza (1944-1996): Finalising his Selected Poems
Peter is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Rhode Island where he teaches courses in Poetry, Italian American Literature, and Ethnic Studies

Lynn Donahue: Creating a new global service-learning offering with a disciplinary focus on refugees
Lynn is Director of the Centre for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement and an Adjunct Instructor in Peace and Social Justice Studies at St. John Fisher College, NY

Robert Irons: Francesco Patrizi’s Critique of Aristotle’s Poetics
Robert is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, Virginia, where he teaches courses on Greek and Latin language, etymology, western culture, and classical literature in translation

Timothy J. Madigan: Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) and the Circulation of the Elites
Timothy is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY

Damion Waymer: Defining Government Public Relations: An Analysis of the Public Relations Strategies of Caesar Augustus and the Roman Empire
Damion (PhD, Purdue University, 2006) is full professor and Department Chair of Liberal Studies at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

The fourth Richmond Summer Visiting Faculty Fellowships for 2019 will be announced later in the year.

 

Photo credits: Ken Marsalek & Mary Robert