The Institute for Higher Studies on Women of the Athenaeum
Regina Apostolorum offers a Summer Intensive Course on "Women, Culture
The Course is for anyone interested in the study
of the conditions and roles of women in today’s world:
researchers, journalists, writers on women’s issues, lawyers, persons involved in
the field of culture, health personnel, social workers, high school
teachers, college and university professors.
It is possible to participate in
the entire Course or in a selection of one or
A Certificate of participation in the Summer Course: “Women,
Culture and Society” will be granted at the end of
the Course by the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum.
The Summer Course
came about thanks to the initiative of an interdisciplinary group
of professionals, academics, and university teachers that wanted to study
the actual situation of women, their problems and their ideas,
their image and their role in society as well as
their presence in culture.
The objective is to revalue the presence
and the influence of women in today’s world.
The Course is
articulated in four areas:
1. Women’s identity and psychology. This
section examines women’s identity and dignity as persons. The question
of identity is studied in relation with different areas of
study such as anthropology and sexuality, as well as ethics
and women’s psychology.
2. Women in society. This section covers the
history of feminism; women in different societies; their position in
the working world. This module is meant to analyze women’s
presence in society and in politics, and tries to answer
the question: does women’s presence in the social reality and
in politics correspond with their identity?
3. Women in the world
of cultural expressions. We ask: does the identity of women
correspond with the image transmitted by the contemporary culture? This
section seeks to find the answer by studying which ideal
of women is present in education, the media, and art.
Women, bioethics, and family. The presence of women is analyzed
in this basic structure of society: the roles they fulfill,
their function in the development of the family and, particularly,
the implications of motherhood. We will focus on the most
current themes of bioethics that especially concern women.
When is the
Summer Course going to be held?
July 11th to
The Course will last three weeks for a total
amount of 120 hours of lectures including the seminars. The
topics of the seminars will be communicated at the beginning
of the course.
Requests for application should be sent from
April 1st to July 1st. 2005.
Paolo Scarafoni L.C.,
Michael Ryan L.C., Cristina Zucconi Galli Fonseca, Elisabetta Piccolo
Cristina Zucconi Galli Fonseca, Adele Ercolano
Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum
Institute of Higher Studies on Women (ISSD)
degli Aldobrandeschi 190 - 00163 Rome, Italy
(+39) 06/66527903 - (+39) 06/66527807 (+39) 06/66527800
The hotels are divided into two groups. In the
first group you’ll find those located near St. Peter’s square.
To get to the Regina Apostolorum Pontificial University (University) you
take a train from St. Peter’s Station (Stazione San Pietro)
to the Aurelia Station (Stazione Aurelia) which is close to
the University (150 meters). It will take 15 to 20
minutes to arrive.
In the second group you’ll find those hotels
located near the Aurelia area (closer to the University). To
get to the University you take a bus from Via
Aurelia to the Aurelia Station (Stazione Aurelia). It will take
10 to 15 minutes to arrive.
There are single, double and
triple rooms available (“singola”, “doppia” and “tripla”).
Making the hotel reservation
as soon as possible is highly recommended because July is
* Suore Teatine
Costs per room:
single €42, double €70, triple € 100, quadruple €120
Included – Curfew 11:30 p.m.
Rooms with private baths
Monte del Gallo, 25
00165, Rome, Italy
Tel: (+39) 06
637 4084/ 06 637 4653
Fax: (+39) 06 3937 9050
* Suore dei Sacri Cuori (Responsible: Massimo Scarpeta)
Costs per room: single €38, double €66
Breakfast Included –
Rooms with air conditioning and private bath
Pio VIII, 28
00165, Rome, Italy
Tel: (+39) 06 3937
Fax: (+39) 06 636721
* Suore Dell´Assunzione (Responsible Sor. Lydia)
Costs per room: triple €90
Breakfast not included
rooms have a private bath
Via A. Doria, 42
Tel: (+39) 06397 37567
* Hotel Aureliano (4
Special price for participants taking the Summer Course
Costs per room: single €80, double €100
Rooms with air conditioning, T.V., minibar, safety box, and private
Via Aurelia, 619
00165, Rome, Italy
39) 06 66 10 061
Fax: (+39) 06 66 10
* Suore Della Presentazione
(Responsible Sor. Agnes)
Costs per room: single € 40 (students
€34), double €68 (students €58)
Breakfast included – Curfew 11:00
Rooms with private bath
Via Agatone Papas, 16
Tel: (+39) 06632 943
All plane tickets must
be bought by the participants. The University is not responsible
of any travel arrangements.
From the International Leonardo Da Vinci
Airport (Fiumicino) you can take a taxi to the Aurelia
or St Peter’s areas for €35-€45.
In Rome you’ll find
buses, subways and a city train as means of public
transportation. The monthly bus pass is valid for one calendar
month (with unlimited rides) and it can be bought for
The estimated living expenses per person for the duration
of the summer course (three weeks) that include housing, public
transportation and meals are:
22 hotel nights in a
double room per person (€40) –€880
According to the
group’s interests weekend trips can be organized to close-by cities
like Florence, Assisi, and/or Siena with an estimated cost of
€ 40 per person per trip.
For further information please contact:
Tel: - (+39) 06/66527903 - (+39) 06/66527807
* Elisa Treviño