The Western Way: Academic Diplomacy. Foreign academies and the Swedish Institute in Rome, 1935-1953
Title: The Western Way: Academic Diplomacy. Foreign academies and the Swedish Institute in Rome, 1935-1953
Author: WHITLING, Frederick
Citation: Florence, European University Institute, 2010
Series/Report no.: EUI PhD theses; Department of History and Civilization
The focus of this investigation lies on the dynamic of national interests versus international collaboration among the so-called foreign academies in Rome during the immediate post-war period in Italy. This is a study of individual, local and national representation and mentalities, as well as of national scholarly institutions. The study covers the period 1935-1953, and concerns scholarly interaction at five foreign academies in Rome - the Swedish Institute in Rome (SIR), the British School at Rome (BSR), the American Academy in Rome (AAR), the École française de Rome (EFR) and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Rom (DAIR) - all representing national academic structures and scholarly paradigms in relation to the study of antiquity and perceptions of common classical heritage and tradition. The investigation attempts to illuminate and contextualise the foreign academies in Rome, and has been inspired by the conspicuous general lack of assessment of the foreign academies beyond national ‘hagiographical’ histories, and by a need for self-reflective evaluation of the academies in historical context.
LC Subject Heading: Research institutes -- Italy -- History -- 20th century; Cultural relations -- Europe -- History -- 20th century; Svenska institutet i Rom -- History; British School at Rome -- History; American Academy in Rome -- History; École française de Rome -- History; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Römische Abteilung -- History; Learned institutions and societies -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- 20th century
Defence date: 9 November 2010; Examining Board: Prof. Antonella Romano (EUI), Supervisor Prof. Anthony Molho (EUI) Prof. Stephen L. Dyson (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Prof. Salvatore Settis (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa); First made available online on 14 January 2013.
Type of Access: openAccess