New Global Rome study course reveals Italy's complex history

New in 2019 - Global Rome: Culture and Identity in the Italian Capital will take students to Italy, exploring the city of Rome and revealing first hand a complex and engaging history spanning centuries.

A city with almost 3000 years of history, incorporating a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rome is a global city at the heart of culture, politics, and tourism. And in a new and engaging elective course from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, it become the ultimate classroom for students to explore.

Open to students from any discipline, students will travel to Rome for an immersive experience, visiting significant cultural sites, museums, film locations and neighbourhoods. Through analysis in the field, students will gain an appreciation for the role the city has played in a complex history, and develop a comprehensive understanding of its role constructing, reinforcing, and re-inventing Italian culture and political identity.

The study tour is scheduled to run from 19 November to 6 December 2019. Students do not need to know Italian, and accommodation and breakfasts are included in the tour cost.

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For inquiries or to express your interest, please contact Dr Christopher Bishop ( or Dr Katharina Bonzel (, ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics.