ROHR Francesca

Position
Full Professor
Roles
Delegated to Guidance and Tutoring
Telephone
041 234 6347
E-mail
rohr@unive.it
Fax
041 234 6370
Scientific sector (SSD)
STORIA ROMANA [L-ANT/03]
Website
www.unive.it/persone/rohr (personal record)
Office
Department of Humanities
Website: https://www.unive.it/dep.humanities
Where: Malcanton Marcorà
Research Institute
Research Institute for Digital and Cultural Heritage

Francesca Rohr Vio is Full Professor in Roman History at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. She has held numerous institutional appointments. Her research focuses on the political history of the Late Republican and Proto-Imperial age, with particular reference to the processes of political communication and to the new protagonists of the age, such as viri militares and matronae. As Rector’s Deputy for Career Guidance and Counselling she contributes to develop the Ca’ Foscari Gender Equality Plan.

Current and previous academic positions
Since 1/9/2020: Full Professor in Roman History at the Ca' Foscari University.
Since 1/9/2015: Associate Professor in Roman History at the Ca' Foscari University.
Since 1/12/2002: Researcher in Roman History at the Ca' Foscari University.

Institutional Responsabilities
Current positions within Ca’ Foscari University:

- 2015-: Rector’s Deputy for Career Guidance and Counselling
- 2018-: Co-Director for the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice for the Project IMPACT VENETO 2019-2020 (Regione Veneto), in the frame of FAMI (Fondo Asilo, Migrazione e Integrazione 2014-2020). State funding: MLPS
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Previous positions:
- Member of the Teaching Committee, BA Degree in Humanities (at Department of Classics and Near Orient Studies, now Department of Humanities (2003-2016)
- Member of the Research Committee of the Department of Classics and Near Eastern Studies (2003-2006; 2008-2010)
- Member of the Junta of Department of Humanities (2014-2017)
- Assistant Director of the Centro di Documentazione e ricerca sulla Scuola e la Didattica delle Discipline umanistiche (CeDoDi) of the Department of Humanities (2015-2017)

F. Rohr was board member of national committees for the selection of Full Professors, Associate Professors and Researchers.

Major collaborations
PI:
• Project “Matrone in politica e politica delle matrone. Spazi e modalità dell'azione femminile nella tarda repubblica romana” (2012-2014 Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) (University Partners: Verona; Sapienza Università di Roma; Bologna; Paris I Sorbonne; Grenoble Alpes)
• Project “Roma al femminile, tra storia antica e presente”. (2020-) Project of Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities – VeDPH, Ca’ Foscary University of Venice
Team member:
• CNR 1995: "Storia e leggenda. I percorsi della memoria in Grecia e a Roma"
• COFIN 1997: "Ideologia e potere nel Mediterraneo antico"
• COFIN 1999: "La rappresentazione dell'età monarchica nella storiografia di epoca tardorepubblicana e di epoca augustea"
• COFIN 2001: "Studio del patrimonio epigrafico di Altinum (Venezia) preromana e romana"
• Projet de recherches en sciences de l'Antiquité, Université Stendhal-Grenoble III, 2001: "La transition République-Empire dans le monde romain"
• PRIN 2005: "EDR (Epigraphic Database Rome). Banca generale (testi e monumenti) e archivio fotografico dell'epigrafia greca e latina in Italia: regiones IX (Liguria), X (Venetia et Histria, parte occidentale), XI (Transpadana)"
• Programme UMR 8585 Centre Gustave Glotz (2006-2009) Université Sorbonne: "Pouvoirs royaux, pouvoir impérial. La construction de l'espace monarchique dans les mondes hellénistique et romain"
• PRIN 2009: "Roma e la Transpadana: processi acculturativi, infrastrutture, forme di organizzazione amministrativa e territoriale." (2011-2013)
• Progetto di Ateneo 2017: “Gli antichi Veneti e i Celti incontrano Roma. Le trasformazioni dell’organizzazione sociale fra il III secolo a.C. e il I secolo d.C. alla luce dei nuovi documenti”.


Scientific Societies
• Associazione Internazionale di Epigrafia Greca e Latina AIEGL (2002-)
• Associazione per lo sviluppo e la diffusione degli studi sull'Italia romana Terra Italia onlus (since the Society’s Establishment)
• Associazione Italiana di Cultura Classica - Delegazione di Venezia (Executive board 2012-2018)
• Ateneo Veneto (2018-)
• Associazione Italiana di Public History (AIPH) (2019-)
• Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities (VeDPH) (2019-)

Reviewing activities
Scientific Committee:
• Journal Erga-Logoi (2016-)
• Series “Cultura. Ancient History”, Edizioni Studium (2016-)
• Journal Romanitas (2017-)
• Serie Libera Res Publica (LRP), Editorial Universidad de Sevilla-Prensas de la Universidad Zaragoza (2019-)
• “Ludi Canoviani” (MIUR, Annual Program for the promotion of the Excellences for the years 2019-2021, D.M. n. 571 17/07/2018) (2016-2020).
• Olympic Games of Classical Languages (MIUR; USR Direzione generale) (2016-)

F. Rohr regularly serves as peer reviewer for programmes sponsored by the MUR, as well as for manuscripts submitted to scientific journals in Italy and abroad.
She has supervised several PhD candidates in Ancient History, both as a personal tutor and as an external examiner.

Track record
The Research focuses on two main topics:
1) The political history of the Late Republican and Proto-Imperial age
The goal is to study the protagonists of this new political phase and the new ways of their mutual relationship and action: Viri militares (Research-team “Fra repubblica e principato”. Coordination: F. Rohr, R. Cristofoli-Università di Perugia, A. Galimberti-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano); Matronae. The research porject “Matrona in re publica perita: Political Women’s Activities in late Republican and Augustan Rome” aims to establish the spaces and modes of political female action in the crisis of the late Republic, the context in which the particular political conjunctures and the physical separation of the men from institutional centers of power allowed opportunities for intervention of matrons in the political arena. In this situation they redefined the female models, with a valorization of the legendary tradition of monarchical and proto republican ages and with a strong resizing of exempla meso Republicans, as the criterion for comparison only for denigration. Research-team GIEFFRA (Groupe International d’Etudes sur les Femmes et la Famille dans la Rome antique) PI F. Rohr, F. Cenerini, I. Cogitore, F. Chausson. Web Site: https://sites.google.com/a/unive.it/gieffra1/. The Project “Roma al femminile, tra storia antica e presente” (2020-), Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities – VeDPH, Ca’ Foscary University of Venice (PI F. Rohr) has the purpose to make the history of Roman women known, as it makes us understand some aspects of our times: the links that exist between patriarchal society and violence against women; the role of the education in women’s emancipation; the origin of some discriminations that in many countries marginalise women in many fields (professional achievement, remuneration, political representativeness).
2) Political Communication from the Murder of Caesar and Augustan Age
The project intends to investigate how the usual spaces for political debate were often replaced by new ways of communication per scripta, per imagines and per verba; the focus will be on the communication through political speeches given to the milites. Research-team “Fra repubblica e principato”.

F. Rohr has co-organised several national and international conferences. She is the author of over 80 contributions published as book chapters or articles in peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes and conference proceedings; among them 8 books: https://www.unive.it/data/persone/5593031/pubblicazioni

Awards

2014: University Ca’ Foscari Award for the best Teacher 2014: MA course in Roman Historiography entitled “Principum uxores”
2017: G. Cresci Marrone, F. Rohr Vio, L. Calvelli “Roma antica. Storia e documenti” (Il Mulino, Bologna 2014; 2nd edition 2020): finalist at the National Prize for Scientific Dissemination
2019: F. Rohr Vio “Le custodi del potere” (Salerno Editrice, Roma 2019): finalist at the National Prize Cherasco Storia

Activities in the field of equal opportunities
On top of her scientific activity focusing on the history of Roman women, F. Rohr has promoted several Public Engagement initiatives.
Lectures:
* 2005 Bassano del Grappa: Associazione Dialogos, project “Donne in guerra”; lecture: Fulvia dux femina. La moglie di Marco Antonio tra realtà e (anti)modello
* 2014 Pordenone: Associazione Italiana di Cultura Classica, project “Roma antica: una società clientelare tra affarismi, corruzioni, processi”; lecture: Corrotti e corruttori. La politica di Fulvia e dei suoi mariti
* 2019 Venezia: Liceo Foscarini, lecture: ‘Questi sono i miei gioielli’: le mani negli scrigni delle matrone romane (PCTO "SUMPTUS"-Il lusso in epoca romana)
* 2021 Pavia: Public Talk on L. Capponi, “Cleopatra”, Laterza Editori 2021, Collegio Ghislieri
Conferences:
* 2014 Torino: USR Piemonte: “Colloquium Augusteum. Il 'perfetto inganno'. Augusto e la sua politica nel bimillenario della morte”; lecture: Simulazioni e dissimulazioni augustee: Giulia Maggiore, una principessa in esilio
* 2017 Treviso: Liceo Da Vinci, “Mulieres. Suggestioni e buone pratiche sulla lingua e sulla cultura latina comparate”; lecture: Matres familias: maternità e politica nella Roma tardo repubblicana
* 2019 Gorizia: XV edizione di èStoria, Festival Internazionale della Storia, Gorizia, lecture: La famiglia nel mondo greco e romano
*2019-2020: Project “Donne (stra)ordinarie”, Coordinator F. Rohr, Comune di Mirano, Scuola Navale Militare F. Morosini (Venezia); Liceo Bruno-Franchetti (Mestre); Liceo Benedetti-Tommaseo (Venezia); Liceo Majorana-Corner (Mirano)
* 2021 Verona: “Pioniere nell’archeologia, nella storia e nell’arte. Omaggio a Eva Tea, pioniera Veronese”, Accademia di Agricoltura, Scienze e Lettere di Verona, lecture: Matrone nella tarda repubblica romana: Fulvia, pioniera in politica e nella vita privata.