ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e BENI CULTURALI: Prof. Susan M. Dixon, “Rodolfo Lanciani’s Dismissal,” The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. 26(1), Nov. (2016), 1-10 & l’Unita (28|02|1989).
— ROME – Prof. Susan M. Dixon, “Rodolfo Lanciani’s Dismissal,” The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. 26(1), Nov. (2016), 1-10.
Abstract – This essay deals with an episode in the career of classical archaeologist Rodolfo Lanciani (1845–1929), director of excavations of the Roman Forum from c. 1877 to 1886. Despite his success as a scholar and excavator, the Italian government dismissed him from the archaeological service for improprieties in 1890. The major charges against Lanciani reveal the tensions between the city of Rome and the Italian state on issues related to owning, caring for, and displaying the nation’s antiquities. Significant social, economic, and political changes in the decades after the establishment of the new nation fueled the tensions.
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— The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. 26(1), Nov. (2016), 1-10.
— ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e BENI CULTURALI: Palazzo Venezia – Trafugati 12 manoscritti della collezione Lanciani e una tela del XIX secolo. l’Unita (28|02|1989), p. 19.
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— ROMA | Montecelio: museo intitolato a Rodolfo Lanciani per l’arrivo della Triade, ROMA RODAY (24/01/2012).
— Domenico Palombi, “Archaeology and National Identity in the Works of Rodolfo Lanciani,” Fragmenta Journal of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (2008), 125-150 [PDF].
Abstract – Designated successor of the pontifical archaeologists, Rodolfo Lanciani interpreted the profession of archaeologist with the assumption of both technical-scientific and political functions. His professional career spanned a period that goes from the Italian national unity to the developmental stages of the Fascist regime. During his career, there were several urban, archaeological and cultural projects, determined by imperatives of the national policy that show clear ideological values and in connection with which the archaeological monuments of Rome played an active role of ideal reference. Specific episodes of Lanciani’s scientific and institutional activity are elaborated on with regard to national identity: the monuments and celebrations planned following the death of King Vittorio Emanuele II and the period during the First World War when his political role saw him actively engaged in promoting national values.
Domenico Palombi | [academia.edu] (2006-17).