a selection of past presentations

July 20th , 2012

 

July 11-Meet with Tourism students, Viterbo City Hall

 

May  12,2012-Expat Writers  in Italy meeting, Beehive Hotel, Rome

 

Dec. 16,2011 –Presentation of “The Irish and English in Italy’s Risorgimento”, Museo del Duomo, Viterbo

Sept- 19,2011– “Irlandesi e Inglesi nel Risorgimento” at int’l conference, “ Italia nell’Occhio dell’Europa”, Rettorato dell’Università di Torino

April   8th  2011 – “The Irish and English   Participation in Italy’s Risorgimento “,  American University of Rome,  International Conference  for  150th  celebration of Italy’s Unification

April  6th,2011   Scuola Allievi  Marescialli, Viterbo conferences  in English:  “The  Irish and English in Italy’s Risorgimento “  and  “Foreign Connections  in Northern Lazio”

February   2011 – Presentations at Creative Writing  class, USAC students,  Università della Tuscia (Viterbo)  and  Grand Tour writing  class  at Lorenzo  dei Medici School, Tuscania.

Oct. 28, 2010  Presentation of  Etruria  travel, history and itineraries in central Italy  at Sala Crociera, Palazzo Collegio Romano, Rome   with Prof. Matteo Sanfilippo and Dott.ssa Maria Giovanna Fadiga

Magnificent Sala Crociera, Roma

Sept-Oct 2010 Lecture Series  aboard Azamara Quest sailing from Venice along the Dalmatian coast :Venice, Koper,Split, Kotor, Corfu, Malta, Sicily,Sorrento

 

Prize Narrare il Lazio for Elegant Etruria Website

May 2010  Lecture Series aboard Navigator of the Seas  from Civitavecchia  to Alexandria, Egypt: Rhodes, Alexandria, Epheseus, Sicily

receiving award from Folco Quilici

Santorini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January  2010 –Lazio Region’s  Tourism  Conference,  Folco  Quilici  presented  Mary Jane with  “Narrare  il Lazio” award; www.elegantetruria.com, voted   the  best  website  about  Lazio

August  2009 Lecture Series aboard Silver Wind cruising the Black Sea from Istanbul

  • Three Ports, three countries : Trabzon, Batumi  and Sochi
  • The Crimean Riviera-highlights of Yalta, Sevastopol and Odessa
  • Istanbul-mosques, minarets and majolica
  • How Now, Moscow?-Daily Life in Perestroika Russia  1987-90

July 2009 Lecture series aboard Silver Wind cruising from  Monte Carlo and Taormina

  • Sicily – A Triangle of  Treasures
  • Palermo –  A Layer Cake  of Cultures- architectural highlights
  • Coastal Paradise  –  Lifestyles along the Amalfi Coast
  • The Mysterious Etruscans  -A day ashore in Civitavecchia

June  2009  Aboard the Celebrity Solstice cruising from Civitavecchia to Istanbul

  • The Etruscan Connection – similarities between Greece and Italy
  • Ephesus- the other Eternal City
  • Introducing  Istanbul: mosques, minarets and majolica
  • Santorini & Mykonos- the Italian connection
2004-Presentation of “Travels to Tuscany & Northern Lazio“, Uffizi Library, Florence  with Cristina Acidini, M. Bossi  & C. DeBenedetti

Uffizi Library, Florence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other  past   presentations  include :

May  28th 2011   Meet  the Authors”   at  St. George’s  May Fair,

April   8th 2011 – “The Irish and English Participation in Italy’s Risorgimento “, American University of Rome, International Conference for 150th celebration of Italy’s Unification.

April 6th,2011–   Scuola Allievi Marescialli, Viterbo, Italian Air Force Academy-   conferences in English:  “The Irish and English in Italy’s Risorgimento “   and    “Foreign Connections in Northern Lazio”

 February   2011  Presentations  to    Linda Lappin’s  Creative Writing  class   for USAC students,  Università della Tuscia (Viterbo)  and  Kay McCarthy’s   Grand Tour  class  at Lorenzo  dei Medici , Tuscania.

   January,  2011     Trinity College, Dublin  Ireland       Under the Auspices of the Italian Embassy, Dublin, Ireland     International Conference “From Mazzini to Garibaldi: The Italian Risorgimento and Irish Nationalism ”   Mary Jane ‘s topic        “Irish and English in Garibaldi’s Italy: spies and scandals”    

2010

January  2010 – During the Lazio Region’s  Tourism  Conference,  Folco  Quilici  presented  Mary Jane with   the  “Narrare  il Lazio”   Award .  The prize   (won together with her webmaster Assuntina Antonacci) was     for www.elegantetruria.com, voted   the best website about Lazio.

 

Oct. 28, 2010  Presentation of new book Etruria  travel, history and itineraries in central Italy  at Sala Crociera, Palazzo Collegio Romano, Rome  with Maria Giovanna Fadiga

Sept-Oct 2010 Lecture Series  aboard Azamara Quest sailing from Venice, along the Dalmatian coast     Sailaway Venice – commentary from the bridge,     Along  the Adriatic-Venice, Koper,Split, Kotor,   Corfu a cosmopolitan island refuge, Malta-Capers and Caravaggio, Sicily a Triangle of Treasures, Sorrento -coastal paradise & rediscovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum,

May 2010  Lecture Series aboard Navigator of the Seas  from Civitavecchia  sailing to Alexandria, Egypt Alexandria from Mark Anthony to Napoleon Bonaparte,  Rhodes: Castles of the Knights  and  Italian city planning, Epheseus Revisited-the other Eternal city  and its place in the Roman Empire, Sicily  a Triangle of Treasures

 

 

August  2009 Lecture Series aboard Silver Wind cruising the Black Sea from Istanbul

  • Three Ports, three countries : Trabzon Turkey, Batumi Georgia and Sochi Russia
  • The Crimean Riviera-highlights of Yalta, Sevastopol and Odessa
  • Nessebur, Bulgaria-Unesco Treasure
  • Istanbul-mosques, minarets and majolica. Exploring the landmarks and palaces of the city on two continents
  • How Now, Moscow?-Daily Life in Perestroika Russia  1987-90

July 2009 Lecture series aboard Silver Wind cruising between Monte Carlo and Taormina  Sicily – A Triangle of  Treasures, Palermo –  A Layer Cake  of Cultures –  Tracing Palermo’s history  through  its architectural highlights, Coastal Paradise  –  Lifestyles along the Amalfi Coast, The Mysterious Etruscans  -A day ashore in Civitavecchia,

June  2009  Aboard the Celebrity Solstice cruising from Civitavecchia to Istanbul : Hidden Corners and Courtyards of Rome, The Etruscan Connection – similarities between Greece and Italy, Italian Lifestyle -cultural curiosities, Ephesus- the other Eternal City, Introducing  Istanbul: mosques, minarets and majolica,  Santorini & Mykonos- the Italian connection

  March 13, 2009 -“English POWs  in Vetralla  prison camp”-Sala Biblioteca, Prefettura , ViterboFeb 7th,2009  –  English POWs in Vetralla prison camp” –Scuola di Vetralla Jan 23,2009–  “Epheseus, the other Eternal City” at Marymount International School,RomeSeries of lectures about Italy and  the Mediterranean   – on cruise ships  Sea PrincessSplendour of the Seas and Grand Princess during the months of  May-June-September-October

2008 

  Itineraries included  the ports of Southampton, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Monte Carlo, Palma da Mallorca, Alghero, Barcelona, Livorno, Katakalo, Athens, Kusadasi, Naples, Corfu, Rhodes, Dubrovnik, Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu

 

2007

Presentation of “Travels to Tuscany & Northern Lazio 

Presentation of “Travels to Tuscany & Northern Lazio”  at the Biblioteca degli Uffizi Florence  on  November  22, 2007  with  Maurizio Bossi (head of Gabinetto Vieusseux and Centro Romantico, Palazzo Strozzi),  Cristina Acidini (Superintendent of  Museums in Florence) and Claudio Di Benedetto (Director of the Uffizi Library

La Tuscia vista dagli Inglesi, Conference  Hall, Provincia di Viterbo, Nov  21, 2007   With USAC students

  • Italian Culture series – Università della Tuscia,  USAC  Program -Spring &  Fall semesters 2006 – 07

           Fall semester  2007  -Visit to Palazzo Papale, Viterbo

  • La Tuscia  vista dagli inglesi – pittori e scrittori di ieri e di oggi”-Tuscia as seen by English painters and writers of yesterday and today”- Rocca Farnese, Valentano (VT) , 11-17 agosto, 2007  with week long Art exhibit by contemporary painters  (with Rosetta Virtuoso & Museum of Valentano)         With artists Jackie Leto, Nancy Hart, Pat Smith, Justin Bradshaw
  •  “Vetralla: storie di  papi, re e gente   comune- Stories of popes, kings and common  people Comune di Vetralla, 17 agosto, 2007- Memorial day for Prof. Enrico Guidoni
  • 2nd Art Retreat – “Drawing and Pastels in Etruria”  with Martha Wakeman,  Lake of Bolsena , May 2007
  •  “Early Expats- international contacts in the Viterbo area”- Museum Vetralla, March 2007
  •   “Prima degli Svedesi- i contatti internazionali nella Tuscia”, “International contacts in Etruria before the Swedish” Biblioteca di Blera, Jan 7, 2007

 

2006

  • Book presentation -Brockton Public Library,  Massachusetts,  June 2006 (with Mary Jane McCool)
  • Presentation at “Italian Weekend” Hawthorn Inn, Camden, Maine, June 2006 (With Marianne Shanahan)
  • “La Storia Segreta di Vetralla – Vetralla’s  Secret History” Scuola  di Vetralla, Nov&Dec.06
  •  “Gli Stuart  in Italia-200 anni dopo”-The Stuarts in Italy-200 Years Later” SISA Italian Heraldry Society – Atlantic Hotel, Rome, Nov. 2006
  • Presentation  at Feltrinelli International bookshop, Florence, Nov.  2005 , with Contessa  Rezia Corsini Miari

2005

  • “Artisti Stranieri a Civita Castellana -Foreign Artists at Civita Castellana -1700 to Today”  – Palazzo Montalto-Belei,Civita Castellana, April, 20,2005
  • Recipient of  the prestigious Santa Rosa Prize presented by  Viterbo’s Mayor , G. Gabbianelli
  • Montefiascone nei Diari del Cardinale Henry Stuart”, Montefiascone in the Stuart Diaries”  Biblioteca di Montefiascone, April,2005
  • Travels to Tuscany-the Diaries of  Cardinal Henry Stuart”- at  British  Society of 18th Century Studies,  St. Hugh’s College, Oxford,   January 7, 2005

2004

  • Pisa, Nov. 2004  Il Cardinale Henry Stuart -I suoi viaggi e le sue permanenze a Pisa tra il 1763 e 1776  “Stuart’s Travels and Stays in Pisa -1763 -1776” – at Palazzo dei Cavalieri di S. Stefano, Accademia Nazionale dell’Ussero, (with Conte A. Agostini  Venerosi Della Seta & Sergio Scarselli)
  •  Presentation at Museo della Città e del Territorio, Vetralla, June 2004  with Fulvio Ferri, author, Antonio Mattei, Enrico Guidoni
  • Stemmi Farnesiane a Vetralla: una crocevia d’arte, architettura e araldica”-“Farnese  heraldry in Vetralla: a crossroads of art, architecture and heraldry” presented at SISA Heraldry conference in Torino,  Nov.2004

 2002

      Due Cardinali Inglesi a Vetralla”- “Two English Cardinals in Vetralla” -Heraldry conference, Società Italiana di Studi Araldici-Basilica di Superga  Torino, May 2002 (with Conte Gustavo di  Gropello )

  • Stuart mementos in Viterbo Province” – Guest Speaker – The Caledonian Society, of Rome, Scots College- Rome Oct.2002
  • Papal Palace, Viterbo  guided tour  and reparatory Mass (for bombings by US air force in January 1944)   with   members of the  American church in Rome, Santa Susanna, (with Rev. Greg Apparcel)
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