Classics Department Launches Summer Research Internships: Rome and Isthmia, Summer 2024

Author: Department of Classics

We are excited to present you with four new opportunities for funded summer internships in Rome and in Isthmia. All interns in Rome will be supported by Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway (RGG). 

 

Option 1. Gregorian University, Rome, May 22 - July 3-5, 2024.

Student Interns will digitalize some original manuscripts from the historical archive.

“The Archive owns a precious heritage which attests the intellectual activity of the Roman College's Jesuits, from its foundation in 1551 until the suppression of the Society of Jesus, which occurred in 1773. After the suppression of the Society of Jesus in 1773, it has been buried and walled up. Once brought to light from its hiding place, in 1878 it has been placed in a mansard of the Roman College, then the seat of the incipient NATIONAL CENTRAL LIBRARY OF ROME. More than 5,000 manuscripts prove the lessons of rhetoric, grammar, philosophy and theology, delivered over the course of two centuries, as well as the study on Greek and Latin classics, astronomy, mathematics, physics and languages such as Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic.”

In the first week, Dr. Irene Pedretti will teach students how to read manuscripts and how to use the program of digitalization. In the following weeks students will be assigned a manuscript and work at transliterating and typing under her supervision.

About 35 hours of work per week. Latin is required.

In addition to their internship work, students will have the opportunity to take field trips to various artistic and historical sites, organized by our Rome Global Gateway.

Option 2. American Academy in Rome, Rome, May 22 - July 3-5, 2024.

Student Interns will digitalize images from the Academy's renowned research Library.

“The Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library contains 172,000 volumes in the fields of classical studies and the history of art and architecture (chiefly Italian, medieval, and Renaissance) with strong collections in ancient Mediterranean art and archaeology, classical literature, ancient topography—including the history of the city of Rome—and related fields such as epigraphy, numismatics, and papyrology.” https://www.aarome.org/research/library/about

About 35 hours of work per week. No language requirement.

In addition to their internship work, studens will have the opportunity to take field trips to various artistic and historical sites, organized by our Rome Global Gateway.

Option 3. Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, May 22 - July 3-5, 2024.

Student interns will translate the website from Italian into English, lead groups of visitors (in English), learn how to catalogue volumes and digitalize the archive, partake in didactive activities and provide library assistance to scholars visiting the Biblioteca.

About 35 hours of work per week. Italian required.

In addition to their internship work, students will have the opportunity to take field trips to various artistic and historical sites, organized by our Rome Global Gateway.

Option 4. Archaeological work in Isthmia, June 27 - July 15, 2024.

Ithmia is located at a very strategic location and hosted the Sanctuary of Poseidon. This was one of the four temples where Greeks from all over the Mediterranean came to celebrate Pan-Hellenic games. Student Interns will work with archaeological artifacts (pottery, coins, bones, etc.) found in Isthmia and under the supervision of Prof. Alessandro Pierattini and Jean Perras. Duties may include mending, washing, photographing and shelving artifacts; managing excavation data and organizing archival files and labels; and scanning records and inserting data.

No language requirement.

FUNDING
$6,000 scholarships are available for the Rome internships; a $3000 scholarship is available for the Isthmia internship. Please do not let lack of funds deter you from applying. Scholarships will cover the costs of plane tickets, insurance, lodging, food and organized field trips (as available).

ELIGIBILITY
Notre Dame Classics majors or minors. Graduating seniors are not eligible.
We will consider applications both from Classics majors and minors, but preference will be given to majors.

APPLYING

To apply, please fill out this form.
Application deadline: Friday February 16, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof Luca Grillo (lgrillo@nd.edu) or Prof Tadeusz Mazurek (tmazurek@nd.edu).