The WELCOME LIGHT DINNER and JAZZ CONCERT will be held at the conference venue on Monday 2 September, 2019The jazz concert will be performed by MuSa Jazz.

18:30 -19:45 Welcome Light Dinner

20:00 - 20:45 Jazz Concert 

Address: Aula Magna Building (Sapienza University - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5 - 00185, Rome | Italy)

Rate: included in the conference participant fee.

MuSa – Musica Sapienza Jazz is a shared musical project that dedicates a permanent space for jazz and its practice. Students, professors, staff and recent graduates participate in this project as an educational experience and as a medium of peace, dialogue, cooperation and understanding inspired by the origins and the inter-cultural development of this musical genre.

MuSa Jazz represents a laboratory for multiple musical experiences, being able to face the challenges of the great tradition of jazz as well as the more recent approaches.

MuSa Jazz Orchestra plays on official occasions (opening of conferences, awarding of honorary degrees, inaugural ceremony of the academic year, awarding of prizes and scholarships) and during public exhibitions.

Those taking part in the orchestra range from the amateur player to the conservatory graduate. Conducted by Maestro Silverio Cortesi, MuSa Jazz offers a heterogeneous repertoire, playing traditional orchestral and original arrangements of Italian and international jazz & pop music. It makes use of an original expressive style that has produced performances of recognized cultural value and with positive impact on their audience.

CONFERENCE DINNER - 4 September 2019

The Conference Dinner will be held at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj  on Wednesday 4 September, 2019.

19:30 - 21:00 Welcome Cocktail and guided tours of the art galleries.

21:00 - 23:00 Dinner 

Address: Via del Corso 305, BUT SPECIAL ENTRANCE FOR ISSI PARTICIPANTS WILL BE FROM Piazza del Collegio Romano 2!

Rate:  € 70 per person.

Hurry up! A limited number of seats is still available. If you have already registered and wish to add a Conference Dinner to your registration, please send your request to If seats are still available, send a copy of your bank transfer payment (€ 70 per person) to NOT LATER THAN JULY 30. First come, first served upon availability. Bank transfer details can be found in (PAYMENTS section)


Built on the original nucleus of the residence of Cardinal Fazio Santoro, dating back to the  start of  the 16th century, the Gallery is the part of Doria Pamphilj Palace which lies the most interesting and oldest history, made up of nobility, politics and the unions between some of the most important Italian noble families [...]

The Doria Pamphilj Gallery, like the rest of the Palace, is the outcome of 500 years' worth of additions, annexes and expansions, which form the centuries old splendour we can see today.


In the four wings looking onto the internal court yard with its splendid Renaissance arches, as well as the two large adjoining halls, the Aldobrandini Room and the Primitives Room, is where the major part of the masterpieces of the Doria Pamphilj family's private art collection is housed.

Doria Pamphilj Palace has housed for centuries a unique private collection.

Beside the worldwide known Italian artists such as Caravaggio, Tiziano and Raffaello, the Palace hosts many other masterpieces of Flemish Old Masters from the baroque era, such as Jan Bruegel the Elder, Jan Van Kassel the Elder, Pieter Brueghel the Elder.

It would be impossible to describe the whole collection in detail here, and difficult to select the most remarkable masterpieces kept in the Palace.

Just to name a few more, the collection hosts Michelangelo Merisi's, called Caravaggio, Rest in the Flight in Egypt; Annibale Carracci's Landscape in the Flight in Egypt and Diego de Silva Velazquez's Portrait of Innocent X.

About sculptors: Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Portrait of Pope Innocent X in white Carrara marble an the contemporary Alessandro Algardi's Portrait of Olimpia Maidalchini, also in white Carrara marble.

Source of the historical information: official website and “Palazzo Doria Pamphilj” guide book.

Photos of L.G. ©All rights reserved LG