The LXVI Week of Study on the Early Middle Ages, organized by CISAM, will be held from 5 to 11 April 2018 at Albornoz Palace Hotel. This year’s theme will be Migration in the Early Middle Ages.
The lessons will focus in particular on three themes related to migration: Ethno-anthropological Aspects, Migratory Processes and Transplantations and Sedimentations as a Result of Migrations that characterized the period under study.
Spoleto’s Fondazione Centro Italiano Centro di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo is a noble cultural institution that prints books on the Middle Ages and it is considered a solid point of reference in worldwide medieval research providing, through the Week of Study, an opportunity for academics and enthusiasts to meet and debate at the highest level.
Sunday, April 8, at 16.00, Casa Modigliani (Palazzo Montani – Piazza Fontana) will host the presentation of the photo book RITRATTI IN BIANCO E NERO. 50 anni di Spoleto negli scatti d’autore di Virgilio Massani (PORTRAITS IN BLACK & WHITE. 50 years of Spoleto in the shots of author Virgilio Massani) published by Carta Bianca.
The exhibition 50 YEARS IN 50 AUTHOR SHOTS will also be inaugurated.
The event is included in the program of Le Quattro Stagioni – Primavera in Spoleto, by the Municipality of Spoleto.
Saturday 21 April at 11, the Rocca Albornoz in Spoleto will host a conference on Wine, oil, and art, heritage of the Italian culture. Mayor Maria Elena Bececco will provide the institutional greetings. Featured speakers include Paolo Braconi of the Università di Perugia, Paolo Baioletti of Icqrf, and consultant Ilaria Capaccioni.
Moderator: Filippo Benedetti Valentini of Sapere Food.
The exhibition The Hidden Theatre. A story in images is a collection of unpublished photographs dating back to the years of the discovery of the Roman Theatre of Spoleto and its unearthing, from 1938 to 1960.
The exhibition, promoted by the Polo Museale dell’Umbria – Museo Archeologico e Teatro Romano di Spoleto, in collaboration with Astra onlus and the Archivio di Stato di Perugia, section of Spoleto, shows photographs coming from the Accademia Etrusca di Cortona and from the archive of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell’Umbria. The exhibition reveals unpublished aspects of the discovery of the Roman theatre and the transformation of the complex of S.Agata from a judicial prison (1867-1957) to a museum.
The history of the monastery of S. Agata – already known thanks to the research of G. Curti, S. Di Sante Coaccioli, S. Gubbiotti, resulting in the 2011 documented book “The Roman Theatre and the former monastery of S.Agata. Chronicle of its transformations” – is now enriched by photographs taken by the then inspector archaeologist Umberto Ciotti, who documented every step of the demolition and excavation work.
Polo Museale dell’Umbria
Piazza Giordano Bruno 10 – Perugia – tel. 075 5759612
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
Via Sant’Agata 18A – tel. 0743 223277