At yesterday’s Honors luncheon focusing on our Honors summer program, students learned about this year’s exciting opportunities for learning and travel to Italy.  For those who were unable to attend the luncheon, below is more information about the program.

WHEN & WHERE:  Classes meet in NY from May 27 – June 12 before traveling to Italy June 14-28 to visit Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum and many more sites

WHO:  You!  Courses are open to all students, Honors and non-Honors.


JHI 1200H Classical Jewish History: The Jews from Rome
Dr. Joseph Angel and Dr. Steven Fine

Classical Jewish History covers generally the story of the Jews from the beginning of the Second Temple period until the end of the Talmudic period. This specific version of Classical Jewish history focuses on the Jewish relationship with Rome, from Hasmonean times until the Middle Ages. In-depth study of the Jews under Rome will take place in the city of Rome itself, which will serve as the laboratory for this exploration. Field trips to the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Ostia are planned.

CUOT 1020H “Classicism: From Antiquity to the Age of Revolt”
Dr. Marnin Young

Classicism was arguably the dominant artistic culture of Europe prior to the twentieth century. This course tracks the history of the idea and practice of Classicism in the visual arts from the Roman emulation of Greek sculpture through its “rebirth” in the Renaissance and Neo-Classicism during the Enlightenment to its fossilization in the Academic reactions to the revolutionary upheavals of modernity. Following a three-week examination of the textual and artistic range of the Classical tradition, including visits to New York museums, the course will move to Rome, where it will undertake an intensive examination of the material residue of Classicism.



For those who missed the luncheon, the presentations by Dr. Marnin Young and Dr. Steven Fine are available online by following the links.  Prof. Gabriel Cwilich’s powerpoint presentation featuring photos from similar trips in the past can also be viewed online.


If you have any additional questions, please contact us at  Stay tuned for information on how to apply to the summer program.


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