11 Nov From Trajan to Belisarius, lecture by Simon Keay. Recent research in the area of the Palazzo Imperiale at Portus, 18.00-19.30.
14-16 Nov Persia and Rome, conference organised by the British Institute of Persian Studies, supported by the British Academy, the European Research Council, the University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh.
26 Nov Charlemagne without Mohammed, lecture by Richard Hodges, president of the American University of Rome, 18.00-19.30.
27 Nov William Kent in Italy, lecture by Cinzia Maria Sicca, Università di Pisa, as part of the Grand Tour Lecture Series, 18.00-19.30.
4-6 Dec Santa Maria Antiqua: The Sistine Chapel of the 8th Century, conference. Register by 16 Nov.
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