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Activities aimed at the general public:

Travel to the catacombs around the world

imagen catacumbas


Friday, September 30, 2022, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Classroom 1.A.03. Campus of Madrid-Pta. of Toledo of the UC3M. Ronda de Toledo, 1, 28005, Madrid. Googlemaps link

Join us, through images and audiovisuals, on an underground journey through some of the most mysterious catacombs in the world. Discover the concept of the catacomb (one of the most interesting forms of ancient architecture in the Mediterranean) and how they became very popular in the 19th and 20th centuries in Europe and the New World. In this talk you will get to know many houses, museums, theaters and cemeteries built and decorated as catacombs in many countries of the world, from Spain to the United States, passing through Holland, France, Italy, Ukraine or Cuba, among others (almost unknown and under investigation). Delve with us into the fascinating environment of the catacombs and you will learn about the worldwide impact they had on a cultural level in the last two hundred years.

Chiara Cecalupo, professor in the Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art at UC3M.

Activity aimed at all audiences

Capacity: 48 people.

Reservation: through this online form

This activity is carried out within the framework of CONEX-Plus, a project financed by the UC3M, the European Commission through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND action (GA 801538) of the European Framework Program Horizon 2020. The scientific project that is developed is calls: “Project LIT! Living in the Catacombs! Reception of catacomb art in European culture and architecture between the 19th and 20th century”.

Noche de los Investigadores y de las investigadoras 2022