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News

A detail of the Nile mosaic of Palestrina, showing Ptolemaic Egypt. Source: Wikimedia Commons
17 July 2017
The Birdcage of the Muses is the first book-length historical study of the golden age of Ptolemaic cultural and scientific patronage.
13 July 2017
The project Mediawise by making media has been accepted within the route Resilient and Meaningful Societies of the Dutch National Research Agenda.
Rome © iStockphoto.com/MasterLu
7 July 2017
Dr Asker Pelgrom (Cultural History) is appointed as the new head of the History section at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. 
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Events

24 August 2017 09:00 - 19:00
Interdisciplinary workshop for scholars and scientists interested in the study of human behaviour, social interaction and governance in online contexts
Prof. Erkki Huhtamo with his L. J. Marcy dissolving magic lantern pair (Philadelphia, c. 1870). Photo: David Leonard
29 August 2017 09:00 - 1 September 2017 16:00
The conference will present and discuss the outcomes of the Million Pictures project.
Prof. Erkki Huhtamo with his L. J. Marcy dissolving magic lantern pair (Philadelphia, c. 1870). Photo: David Leonard
29 August 2017 18:30 - 19:30
Erkki Huhtamo will discuss the magic lantern from the point of view of the screen and the rich cultural imagination that surrounded magic lantern projections.
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