CHID Italy: Dialogues Across Time

Rome, Verona, Padova, and Florence, Italy

Next Offered
Spring 2014
Approximate Dates of Instruction
Application Deadline

INFORMATION SESSIONS (in the CHID Lounge, Padelford C101):

- Wednesday, October 16th at 6pm 
- Thursday, October 17th at 2:30pm

Based mainly in Rome, the CHID Spring Italy Program explores the country's unique character as an historical and urban palimpsest with multiple layers of development that transcend but include the preceding ages in an intertextual dialogue across time.  Two academic courses make up the foundation of the program: “Gift and Sacrifice,” taught by Dr. Raimonda Modiano (UW), explores in a foundational way the primordial origins of all societies through relations of reciprocal exchange, obligation, and religious piety. “Rome as Aesthetic Resource and Imaginative Provocation,” taught by Dr. Jerome McGann (University of Virginia), will offer a broad view of the representation of Rome from antiquity through the nineteenth century.

We will take full advantage of Rome’s unique historical character through site visits linked to textual guides on the historical periods and evolution of the city. We will also explore three other sites that are particularly rich in art works that pertain to the themes of our two courses, namely Verona, Padova, and Florence.

  • ENGL 490 / CHID 471 A: Gift and Sacrifice (5 credits)
  • CHID 471 B: Rome as Aesthetic Resource and Imaginative Provocation (5 credits)
  • CHID 470 A: General Orientation to Italy (2 credits)
  • CHID 470 B: Independent Study (Optional) (3 credits)
Fulfills Requirements
CHID Cultural and Historical Engagement
SSc Credit
A&H Credit
Total Program Fees

*Note that the fees stated above do not include some additional costs, including, but not limited to: airfare, Study Abroad Insurance (about $42/month), and personal spending money. Remember that these costs will differ by program. Be sure to read our Fees, Financing, and Withdrawal information for details about the fee structure and payment schedule.