James Tice to deliver Winter 2015 Presidential Research Lecture


"Mapping Rome: Portraits of a City"

Delivered by James Tice, professor, University of Oregon Department of Architecture

Date: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: 177 Lawrence Hall

Watch via live stream: http://bit.ly/1uFIs9t

An accompanying exhibition on Professor Tice’s research will be presented in the Wallace and Grace Hayden Gallery, 120 Lawrence Hall, from February 3-20, 2015. 

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

James Tice - UO professor of architecture specializing in the cartography and urban history of Rome, James Tice shares his passion for one of the world’s great cities through the creation of interactive online maps. Tice is currently working on his third venture in this vein, the GIS Forma Urbis Romae Project: Creating a Layered History of Rome. The previous websites that Tice co-created, the Interactive Nolli Map and Giuseppe Vasi’s Grand Tour of Rome, were conceived as a resource for students and scholars but have mushroomed into an international phenomenon.

“When I first started this work over ten years ago it was a labor of love that I thought twelve people might find interesting,” Tice says. “I had no idea that hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world would find it engaging.”

 As a teacher, scholar and architect, Professor James Tice has devoted his career to the study of architecture and urbanism, specializing in the city of Rome where he has lived periodically since his post graduate studies at the American Academy in Rome. As an architect he has won national and international awards and earned honors from the AIA and ACSA for both teaching and design. He co-authored two books on American architecture, Los Angeles Courtyard Housing and Frank Lloyd Wright: Between Principle and Form. His award winning "Interactive Nolli Map Website" in 2005 with Erik Steiner was followed by a second website in 2008, "Imago Urbis: Giuseppe Vasi''s Grand Tour of Rome" with Steiner and Allan Ceen. That investigation led to the design for a traveling exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Giuseppe Vasi’s Rome: Lasting Impressions from the Age of the Grand Tour, which he co-curated with James Harper.

Currently he is engaged in a long term project, “The GIS Forma Urbis Romae Project,” with collaborators in Rome, Stanford and Dartmouth. Tice’s research has appeared on BBC television and venues at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Dumbarton Oaks Museum in Washington, D.C.. The Interactive Nolli Map website is now permanently archived in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library).