Part one: (Tue, September 13, 2022 from Noon to 1:30pm ET.)
How we think about the modern concept of architecture, in part, stems from Vitruvius's account of the philosophy, education, and practice of the architect in Augustan Rome. We can examine Vitruvius's work within the context of his contemporary Roman world—itself a famous crucible of change and innovation in the reign of Augustus after years of civil war. We'll look at concrete building examples that Vitruvius himself would have observed. We'll also look at contemporary architects and Vitruvius' constructions.
A Ph.D. archaeologist and historian, Darius Arya has led excavations (Rome, Ostia Antica) and taught university programs in Italy for over 17 years. He’s a Fulbright scholar, fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and guest scholar of Getty Conservation Institute. He directs the American Institute for Roman Culture and its online learning platform Ancient Rome Live.
This event will be held via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link two times, 24 hours before the event and one hour prior to the lecture.