Come teach or demo at KWIS

It takes a village to run an event. Come teach at KWIS; any and all subjects related to the pre-17th-century Italian peninsula are welcome. Etruscan clothing? YES. Roman perfume? LOVELY. Langobard persona development? OF COURSE. Trotula medicinal information? CERTAINLY. Machiavelli’s opinion of Caterina Sforza? TELL US! You have two options, a 50 minute or aContinue reading “Come teach or demo at KWIS”

We need hosts and moderators!

We need hosts for each social room as well as moderators for the classrooms to ensure the teacher arrives, the recordings begin/end, and that everything runs smoothly. Don’t worry if you’re new to zoom, we will train you in what to do. It takes a village to run an event and we value each person whoContinue reading “We need hosts and moderators!”

The Italian Peninsula

Italy, Latin Italia, in Roman antiquity, the Italian Peninsula from the Apennines in the north to the “boot” in the south. In 42 BC Cisalpine Gaul, north of the Apennines, was added; and in the late 3rd century AD Italy came to include the islands of Sicily, Corsica, and Sardinia, as well as Raetia and part of Pannonia to the north. The first major power inContinue reading “The Italian Peninsula”

Why do we love Italy?

English speakers think of passion as an intense feeling. La passione italiana is much, much more. Almost 2000 years ago, the early Christians in Rome fashioned the word passio from the Latin for “suffer” to describe the torture and crucifixion of Jesus. Over the centuries Italian wordsmiths expanded its meaning to irresistible romantic love or any single-minded pursuit thatContinue reading “Why do we love Italy?”