On the occasion of the new edition of the History of Rome published by the Turner publishing house and the 120th anniversary of the birth of its author, the most important 19th century classicist and Nobel Prize winner Theodor Mommsen, this evening at 7 p.m., the Instituto Italiano de Cultura of Madrid will host the meeting History of Rome. Past, present and future with Peter Mommsen, teacher and headmaster, researcher and head of the Mommsen family archives and heritage.
The event will be addressed by the Italian ambassador, Riccardo Guariglia, the German ambassador, Maria Margarete Gosse, and Íñigo García Ureta, editor of the Turner publishing house, and will be presented by the director of the IIC Madrid, Marialuisa Pappalardo. Free admission by reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org. With simultaneous translation German-Spanish.
Peter Mommsen, great-grandson of Theodor Mommsen, was a teacher, headmaster, researcher and head of the Mommsen family archives and heritage. After his retirement in 2022, he has mainly been involved in research activities. As organiser of the Mommsen Family Days and manager of the family archives, he had the opportunity to gain direct access to unpublished or lost documents of Theodor Mommsen, such as the bust made by Reinhold Begas in 1887, which was presented in the Würzburg Yearbooks (journal of antiquarian science) in 2016 on the occasion of his 200th birthday.