Jacobites in Rome
The year 2020 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth in Rome of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, the Stuart claimant to the throne of Great Britain who is commonly known as "Bonnie Prince Charlie."
Traces of the House of Stuart can still be seen in Rome today.
Micheal Mac Craith, professor emeritus of the National University of Ireland, Galway, was Guardian of S. Isidoro in Rome from 2011-2017. While visiting the Keough-Naughton Institute in the fall of 2018, he proposed the idea of a small scholars' conference in Rome to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of Bonnie Prince Charlie. [Read his summary of Jacobite history in Rome here.]
Originally scheduled for October 2020, the Institute has moved the conference to (most probably) Spring 2022. In addition to delivering and discussing papers, the fifteen scholars who have been invited to participate in the conference will visit several archives and historical sites.