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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