Well, there’s one ray of light…
BSR Director Christopher Smith on the BSR’s place in Europe
The British School at Rome is a leading international humanities research institute, proudly committed to our role in Italy and in Europe.
The BSR was founded in 1901 to be a bridge between British and Italian artistic and scholarly activity and we are continuing today our mission to be a centre for interdisciplinary research excellence in the Mediterranean supporting the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences.
For over a century we have been deeply grateful for the hospitality of our Italian colleagues, and have sought to build and nurture the long friendship between our two countries.
Hundreds of artists and scholars work at the BSR every year. Hundreds more scholars use our world-class Library. We run over seventy public events every year showcasing leading intellectual and creative talents, from concerts to conferences, from lectures to exhibitions.
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