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Sapienza is in New York to host an international workshop and a summer school as part of the “World Heritage Studies” Project, organised by the H2CU – Honours Centre for International Studies and promoted in collaboration with the Università per stranieri di Perugia, Fordham University in New York and UNESCO-Unitwin.

The international workshop on “Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Humanities, Engineering and Architecture” was held on Monday, July 17 at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. The workshop was opened by the Italian Consul General in New York, Francesco Genuardi. Professor Umberto Longo from the Sapienza Department of History, Culture and Religion held a talk on “Digital Heritage. Cultural Communication through Digital Technology.”

The summer school, which will be held on July 17-29 at Fordham University in New York, will organized two courses on cultural heritage:

  • “Orality and Cultural Heritage: Magic and Charms in the Medieval Germanic Tradition" coordinated by Franco De Vivo and Eleonora Cianci
  • “Structural Reinforcement and Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings” coordinated by Marco Savoia and Anna Saetta

The H2CU – Honours Centre for International Studies includes 21 Italian universities and 3 institutes of the National Research Council (CNR). The centre has stipulated bilateral agreements with prestigious American universities – including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), New York University Tandon School of Engineering, Pace University, Columbia University and Florida International University – to develop joint academic and research programmes and promote international collaboration on study and research, Short academic programmes, dual PhD programmes).