Venetian Popes of the 15th century: Gregory XII, Eugene IV and Paul II:
In 1406, during one of the Catholic Church’s most tumultuous periods, the Roman Curia unanimously elected Angelo Correr to the papacy (Gregory/Gregorio XII r. 1406-15). Thus, Correr became the first Venetian to wear the papal tiara. Within a few decades, and once the papacy was reunified after the Great Schism, two more sons of Venice were elected to the office: Correr’s nephew, Gabriele Condulmer (Eugene/Eugenius IV, r. 1431-47), followed soon after by Condulmer’s own nephew, Pietro Barbo (Paul/Paulus II, r. 1464-71).
Founded in 1894, originally as the first graduate school of architecture for the United States, the American Academy in Rome emerged in its present form – a hybrid center for the arts and humanities – by 1912. With an 11-acre campus on the highest point within the walls of Rome, the American Academy remains the premier American overseas center for independent study and advanced research, a not-for-profit, private entity, and the only one of the 30 foreign academies in Rome not supported primarily or entirely by its government.
Fully furnished apartment in the centre of Florence in front of the Kunsthistorisches Institut; 10 minutes from the state archive and the Biblioteca Nazionale. Lots of light, silent, located in the middle of a garden. Bicycle. Parking space for a car.
Period available: 1 August - 31 December 2014 (or shorter periods within those dates).
I will also consider an exchange with an apartment in New York Upper West Side Columbia (September 1rst - end of December 2014).
Martedì 15 aprile 2014, alle ore 17.30 presso la Biblioteca di storia moderna e contemporanea - Palazzo Mattei di Giove (Via Michelangelo Caetani 32 – 00186 Roma), verrà presentata l’opera La rivoluzione etica. Da Giustizia e Libertà al Partito d’ Azione di Vittorio Cimiotta, Mursia, 2013. Intervengono: Mario Avagliano, Paolo Bagnoli, Claudio Fracassi. Coordina: Lauro Rossi.
«L'esperienza del Partito d'Azione è stata una luminosa meteora nella storia del nostro Paese. Eppure, la sua cultura, nonostante la breve vita, è quanto mai viva perché è una Scuola di Democrazia.»