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Program schedule

Students arrive in Rome, Italy on the morning of Friday, June 9th, 2017. Following a program orientation, classes begin the following Monday and run for four weeks.

Course themes

Over the course of the program, students will study a series of themes of the anthropology of the ancient world:

Introduction to anthropology
Myth and mythology
Kinship and family
The natural world
Religion and ritual
Daily life

Guided visits

The program also includes a field work component that includes guided tours around Siena as well as to:


Students will depart from Rome, Italy on Sunday, July 9.

» Complete syllabus available soon

The schedule and syllabus provided here are for informational purposes regarding the anticipated content of this course. They are based upon the most recent information available and is as accurate and complete as possible. The program organizers reserve the right to make any changes they deem necessary and/or appropriate, and will make their best efforts to communicate any changes in the schedule in a timely manner.


  • Prof. Maurizio Bettini
    Anthropology of the Ancient World; Myth and Mythology
  • Prof. William Short
    Cultural Metaphor, Cognitive Anthropology
  • Prof. Alessandro Barchiesi
    Latin Literature and Culture
  • Prof. Donatella Puliga
    Divination in the Classical World
  • Prof. Simone Beta
    Kinship in the Greek World
  • Prof. Mario Lentano
    Kinship in the Roman World
  • Prof. Cristiana Franco
  • Prof. Marilena Caciorgna
    Myth and Mythology
  • Dr. Tommaso Braccini
    Divination; Greek and Byzantine culture
  • Dr. Loredana Mancini
    Iconography and Visual Anthropology
  • Dr. Cristiano Viglietti
    Roman Economic Anthropology
  • Dr. Alistair Welchman
    Philosophy of Art

Program Manager

  • Dr. Francesca Marzari