On the first week of October 2017 a large group of MPIeR researchers and staff members participated of an excursion to Rome that was organized by Department II and the Max Planck Research Group III.
This academic trip had the purpose of promoting dialogue between the MPIeR and research institutions based in Rome, allowing discussion on related research topics, publication issues, working methodologies, among other matters.
In such sense, the group visited the Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte – Bibliotheca Hertziana and the Deutsche Historische Institut in Rom, where presentations and debate from both host and visiting members took place in two fruitful working days.
The trip also included a guided tour to two of the most fascinating archives in Rome, the Archives of the Fabbrica di San Pietro and the Vatican Secret Archives, which gave further insight to the work that MPFGIII and other MPIeR members carry out on a regular basis at Vatican Archives.
It is worth highlighting that, at the DHI Rom, Dr. Benedetta Albani, along with MPFGIII and SFB researchers, made a presentation on their common projects and specific thematic and methodological developments. The communication was entitled “Governance of the Universal Church after the Council of Trent. Communication and actors in a global information regime”. This was the first group presentation of MPFGIII and SFB projects lead by Dr. Benedetta Albani!