The Russian Revolution, a century on

Jul 24th, 2017 | Dr Matthew Dal Santo

This piece was first published on the Lowy Interpreter on 15 March 2017 at 15:45 AEDT. By Academy Travel tour leader Dr Matthew Dal Santo   A century ago today, Emperor Nicholas II, 'Tsar and Autocrat of all the Russias', pencilled his name to a document renouncing a throne three...

Top Ten Cultural Things To Do in Vienna

Jun 27th, 2017 | Dr Tom Ford

The once imperial city of Vienna, often described as Europe's cultural capital, is steeped in history and a wealth of experiences for the cultural traveller. With an impressive musical legacy (Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Mahler are among the celebrated composers who lived and worked here), many fascinating museums...

Top 5 Cultural Experiences in Rome

Jun 19th, 2017 | Robert Veel

The city of Rome is one of the most enduring achievements of Western Civilisation. The vast range of historic sites, stretching from Etruscan pre-history to the 21st century, creates an unrivalled sense of historical continuity between ancient and modern society. The works of art and architecture to be found within...

New York and The Performing Arts Scene

Oct 16th, 2016 | Dr Matthew Laing

We asked one of our expert tour leaders Dr Matthew Laing about the performing arts scene in New York...   Q: How is the performing arts scene linked to the city’s history? Matthew: New Amsterdam, as a far-flung fur trading outpost of the Dutch Empire in the 17th century, was quickly famous...

A History of Italian Culture: The Layers of Rome

Sep 6th, 2016 | Dr Kathleen Olive

Rome is often compared to a palimpsest, a text made up of older, “invisible” texts scraped off durable parchment so that it could be reused. Thanks to modern research techniques, the older writings underneath can now be deciphered, brought back to the surface – and this is often what has...

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