Roman Institute of the Görres Society

Science Center for History since 1888

From The Institute

Nikolas Möller (* 1979) majored in Classical Archaeology and minored in Ancient History and Near Eastern Archaeology in Freiburg i. Br. A semester abroad took him to Naples. He is currently doing his doctorate in Provincial Roman Archaeology at the LMU Munich with a thesis on Kraiburg a. Inn (Noricum) in Roman times.

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Chief editor Guido Horst has published in "Die Tagespost" a snappy and encouraging article on the Roman Institute of the Görres Society on the occasion of its eleven-year activity report. Horst, who lived in Rome for a long time and who meanwhile visits the Eternal City again for important events, is more familiar with the Campo Santo and its complex but lively realities grouped around the German cemetery than almost anyone else. In the meantime, there is also a supporting membership of the Roman Institute for all those who are not privileged to live in Italy but have a heart for Rome and the historical Eldorado (see our "Hall of Fame").

the article                The activity report  


Daniel Zucker first studied philosophy here in Rome at the Dominican University (Angelicum) and then dedicated himself to the study of theology at the Faculty of Theology of the Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck. He is currently doing the novitiate for the Central Italian Province of the Dominicans in Naples and will begin his licentiate in Ecumenical Theology at the Angelicum the following year.

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The RIGG program of conferences for the next academic year 2023/24 is ready for you. We look forward to your participation. You are also welcome to advertise in your circle of friends. Probably the lectures will also be transmitted via zoom. Of course, the year will again conclude with the summer festival "The last speaker". 

Program           Google-Kalender

For two years now, Dr Ignacio García has been in charge of the RIGG Instagram account, which has been very popular. The account is characterised by its very own profile, independent of the RIGG website. Every two days, it features new topics that appeal to many friends of Rome. García combines interesting historical observations with the pictures, especially about Roman places, monuments and events. The account should soon have 500 followers: follow it too!

RIGG Instagram

Alessandro Vella is Assistant to the Department of Christian Antiquities at the Vatican Museums. Initially specialised in Classical Archaeology, with a focus on Topography and Analysis of Ancient Monuments, he later went on to study Christian Archaeology, obtaining a Doctorate in Archaeology and Postclassical Antiquities (Sapienza) and a Doctorate in Christian Archaeology (PIAC).

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Dr Antonio Musarra (* 1983 in Genoa) completed his academic training in Genoa and was awarded a doctorate by the University of San Marino in 2012 with a thesis on Genoa and the Holy Land in the 13th century. He has been a professor of medieval studies at the Sapienza University in Rome since this year. In addition, he has a teaching assignment on the history of the Holy Land pilgrimage in the Middle Ages at the Roman Franciscan University Antonianum.

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The CASSIS Centre of the University of Bonn (Ulrich Schlie), together with the University of Aberdeen (Thomas Weber) and the University of Notre Dame, organised a study trip from Bonn to Sarajevo and Rome as part of the "Forum on Religious Values & Democracy". The rich programme took the international group of students to the office of the Görres Society in Bonn and in Rome to the Roman Institute of the Görres Society in addition to the Secretariat of State, the German Embassy to the Holy See and the Adenauer Foundation.