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February 26th 2011:
"Marmoribus vestita" by Prof. Federico Guidobaldi has been delivered from the press.
11-19 aprile 2010: Viaggio di studio a Istanbul
18 aprile 2010: Professori e studenti ricevuti da Sua Santità il Patriarca Ecumenico di Costantinopoli Bartolomeo I.
November 12, 2009: Visit of President Stjepan Mesic of the Croatian Republic to the Institute.
From left: The fellows Agnese Pergola and Vega Arconada Yusta, the student representative Alessandro Garrisi, the fellow Matteo Braconi, President Mesic, the fellows Aurélien Caillaud and Silvia Cresci.
November 12, 2009:
Visit of President Stjepan Mesic of the Croatian Republic.to the Institute
From left: Profs. Mazzoleni, Fiocchi Nicolai (Rector) and Ramieri, the student Matija Makarun (from Croatia), President Mesic, Prof. Bisconti, and Ambassador of Croatia to the Vatican, Emilio Marin.
October 15, 2009:
In the Hall of Protomoteca at Capitoline Hill presenting the volume, “Pasquale Testini. Scritti di archeologia cristiana. Le immagini, I luoghi, I contesti”, published by the Sovraintendenza for the Cultural Heritage of the City of Rome and the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the death of the scholar. After the introduction by Umberto Broccoli, speeches were given by Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai, Carlo Carletti and Lucrezia Ungaro.
May 22, 2009:
P. Robert Godding (Société des Bollandistes) held a conference on "I Dialoghi di Gregorio Magno opera di un falsario? Una controversia ideologica”.
25 April 2009: Study trip to Sardinia.
April 1, 2009:
A study day was held at the Institute on “Il Complesso di San Paolo fuori le mura. Profilo dell’insediamento attraverso le indagini 2007-2008 nell’orto dell’Abbazia”, coordinated by Prof. Spera.
In the meeting, introduced by the Director of the Vatican Museums Prof. Antonio Paolucci and the Rector of the Institute Prof. Fiocchi Nicolai, were presented the results of excavations conducted by the Institute, in collaboration with the Vatican Museums, in the south of the Basilica of St. Paul.
Speakers included: Ch Wickham, F. Moscarini, I. De Grossi Mazzorin, N. Camerlenghi, U. Utro, L. Di Blasi, M. Ricciardi, I. Gradante, R. Ciaffi, A. Appetecchia, C. Palombi, C. Proverbio, F. Vinci, C. De Santis, E. Fresi, M. Patti.
Discussion of the doctoral thesis of Dr. Simona Petrelli: "I musei diocesani delle Marche".
Supervisor: Prof. Anna Maria Ramieri.
December 20, 2008:
Pope Benedict XVI receives professors, students, and employees of the PIAC in the Sala Clementina of the Apostolic Palace in Vatican.
The Pope's speech.
Stratigraphic analysis of masonry and study of the phases of the Lateran Baptistery, under the direction of Prof. Federico Guidobaldi and Dr. Olof Brandt, in collaboration with the Vatican Museums and the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome, with the participation of students from the Institute.
November 2007 – June 2008:
Excavation in the monastic garden of St. Paul Outside the Walls in collaboration with the Vatican Museums.
Above: The excavation site.
Below: The team with Prof. Lucrezia Spera.
June 13, 2008:
Celebration of the end of the academic year on the terrace of the Institute after the final exams.
March 31 -2 April 2008: Study trip to Naples and Ischia.
The Institute’s annual study trip brought thirty-seven students and doctoral students, seven professors, the secretary, and the librarian to Naples. There they saw the Duomo, the churches of S. S. Lorenzo Maggiore and Giorgio Maggiore, and the catacombs of S. Gennaro. In Ischia, they visited the excavations of S. Restituta in Lacco Ameno.
In this photo: the Rector, Prof. Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai, explains the catacomb of S. Gennaro.
December 14, 2007: Discussion of the doctoral thesis of Dr. Claudia Angelelli:
"Santa Pudenziana.. Il tessuto urbano preesistente, il titulus e l'evoluzione della struttura e della topografia”.
Supervisor: prof. Federico Guidobaldi.
From left: Profs. Heid, Guidobaldi, Ramieri and Mazzoleni, Dr. Brandt, Mons. Marini, Prof. Fiocchi Nicolai, Dr.. Nestori, Profs. Pergola, Spera, Bisconti, and Dattrino.
November 5, 2007:
Opening of the academic year.
"Going to the sources is not, on closer look, a trip to the past, but is rather a path that goes in depth, which is essential."
Quote by Archbishop Piero Marini, president of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, celebrating the opening Mass of the academic year 2007-2008 of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology in the church of Santa Prassede.
September 25, 2007:
the Congregation for Catholic Education appointed Prof. Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai as Rector ‘ad triennium’.
June 15, 2007:
Discussion of the doctoral thesis of Anna Maria Nieddu (center):
"La basilica Apostolorum sulla Via Appia e l’area cimiteriale circostante. Storia e topografia di un insediamento funerario romano nella tarda antichità”.
From left: Profs. Heid, Bisconti, Mazzoleni, Fiocchi Nicolai, Guidobaldi, Ramieri and Spera.
April 16 – 22, 2007: Study trip in Austria: to Lavant (Corinthia) with Prof. Franz Glaser (with white hat).
April 16 – 22, 2007: Study trip in Austria: the church ‘extra muros’ of Teurnia.