Join us for a rooftop aperitivo followed by a discussion on Italian Art, Culture and History with Loyd Grossman, broadcaster, historian and author of An Elephant in Rome: Bernini, the Pope and the Making of the Eternal City
, and Mark Gilbert, Professor of History and International Studies at Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe.
FREE TICKET - Mark Gilbert in Conversation with Loyd Grossman
Loyd Grossman is an entrepreneur, author and broadcaster, well-known for presenting TV programmes including MasterChef
, Through the Keyhole
and Behind the Headlines
. He has a lifelong interest in history, heritage and the arts, with a particular interest in Italy, showcased by his most recent book, An Elephant in Rome: Bernini, the Pope and the Making of the Eternal City
. Grossman has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and serves on the board of various cultural institutions including English Heritage, the British School at Rome and the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association. He is Chairman of The Royal Parks, President of The Arts Society and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. In 2023 he will take part in BolognaBookPlus Trade exhibition as Author Ambassador. MARK GILBERT
Mark Gilbert is C. Grove Haines Professor and Professor of History and International Studies at SAIS Europe. Gilbert was educated (BA hons Politics, 1983) at Durham University and was awarded a PhD in contemporary history by the University of Wales (1990). Before joining SAIS, he was associate professor in contemporary history and international studies at the University of Trento and lecturer in European studies at the University of Bath. He began his academic career as assistant professor of political science at Dickinson College. Gilbert has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies
since 2015, and in 2018 served as Chair of the Cundill Prize. Gilbert is currently working on a book entitled Italy Reborn: From Fascism to Democracy
, which will be published by Penguin/Allen Lane, Rizzoli and W.W. Norton in the spring of 2024.