Academy Vivarium Novum: inauguration of the academic year
and the conference Humanitas Resurgens
The 8th and 9th of November were dedicated to the solemn inauguration of the current academic year. The supporters and friends of the Vivarium Novum gathered to participate in the inaugural conference; they engaged in debates, enjoyed pleasant conversation and listened to concerts of Latin poems of Catullus, Horace, Virgil, Ovid and Martial performed by our students. The inauguration of the academic year was also the occasion to announce the birth of Humanitas resurgens, a global consortium of institutions dedicated with great fervor to the revival of the humanities and of their prestige in society; our guests also received a tour of the new home of the Academy and the international campus, located in the beautiful "Villa Mondragone" Monte Porzio Catone; it was at this historic villa that the inaugural ceremony, the conference and the final receipt of the first day took place: a building, owned by the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", which, with a unprecedented agreement, will be allocated to the creation of the Academy’s campus, which will become one of the most prestigious institutions in the world dedicated to the humanities. Certainly, we do not celebrate every year this way, but due to these new initiatives and the tenth anniversary since the Academy took its present form as an international center open to young people of every continent, there was more than one reason to rejoice in promoting the spread of humanist culture.