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Othello's Island 2016: Provisional Programme

At the CVAR Gallery

Thursday 17 March 2016

 

0900 - 1000

Registration

 

1000 - 1005

Welcome from Michael Paraskos

 

CVAR GALLERY SESSION 1

 

1010 - 1030

Claire Bardelmann (Université de Lorraine, France)

"Cultural negotiations : Eastern music in Early Modern travel writing"

 

1030 - 1050

Daniele Dibello (University of San Marino, San Marino)

"From the Mediterranean Sea to Northern Europe. What challenges did Venetian merchants have to face?"

 

1050 - 1110

Milda Kvizikevičiūtė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

"Mens sana in sano corpore: Early Modern Noblemen from Grand Duchy of Lithuania Travel to Spa"

 

1110 - 1125

Questions

 

1125

BREAK

 

1200

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Professor Sheila Cavanagh (Emory University, USA)

‘The Island of Love’: Cyprus as Creator and Disruptor of Domestic Space in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania"

 

1300

BREAK FOR LUNCH (own arrangements)

 

CVAR GALLERY SESSION 2

 

14.30 - 1450

Erin Casey-Williams (Nichols College, USA)

"Geopolitics, Heterosocial Relationships, and Cyprus in Mary Wroth’s The Countess of Montgomery’s Urania"

 

1450 - 1500

Ansgar Holtmann (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

"The relationship between images and text in Heinrich von Reden's "Chronicle of Prussia" 1553 (Ms. boruss. fol. 176)”

 

1500 - 1520

Cristina Malcolmson (Bates College, USA)

"The Seventeenth-Century West African Leader: Oroonoko or John Cabissa?” and Panellist - Early Modern Women Writers

 

1540

Questions (15 minutes, followed by break)

 

1555

BREAK

 

CVAR GALLERY SESSION 3

 

1630 - 1745

Professor James Fitzmaurce (Northern Arizona University) will chair a discussion on Early Modern Women Writers in English with Erin Casey-Williams, Sheila Cavanagh, Tina Malcolmson, Naomi Miller, Lisa Walters.

 

1800        

DRINKS RECEPTION AND SHORT PRESENTATIONS OF POSTER SESSIONS

 

Friday 18 March 2016

 

CVAR GALLERY SESSION 4

 

0900 - 0920

Philippa Byrne (University of Oxford, UK)

“Justice across the water: The experiences of Sicilian lawyers in the later twelfth century”

 

0920 - 0940

Sarah Milne (University of Westminster, UK)

"The Image of the Institutional Landlord"

 

0940 - 1000

Domenico Matteo Frisone (University of Bologna, Italy)

"The Mediterranean Sea as a military limes: the case of the Angevin territories"

 

1000 - 1015 Questions (15 minutes) followed by break

 

CVAR GALLERY SESSION 5

 

1045 - 1105

Frank Burnet (University of West of England, UK)

"Evoking Eternity II: Pattern and Order in Islamic Geometrical Designs"

 

1105 - 1125

Marika Griffo (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

"Moving the centre of Christianity from East to West: Agia Sofia in Byzantium and Donato Bramante’s parchment plan for S. Peter in Rome (1453-1505)"

 

1125 - 1145

Priscilla Ralli (Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana, Italy)

"A meeting point between local and Constantinopolitan sculptural trends:the middle-Byzantine church of Christianou (Southwest Peloponnese)"

 

1145 - 1205

Michael Walsh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

"Protecting the Church of the Holy Mother of God, Famagusta"

 

12.05 - 1225 Questions (15 minutes) followed by lunch (own arrangements)

 

CVAR GALLERY SESSION 6

 

1400 - 1420

Ahmed Sheir (Damanhour University, Egypt)

"The Friendship and Peaceful Relations between the Muslims and the Crusaders during the Age of the Crusades"

 

1420 - 1440

Ilan Shoval (Independent Scholar, Israel)

"Much Further North to the Mediterranean': Muslim-Christian diplomacy networks as portrayed in a possible early 13th Century Ayyūbid-English political exchange"

 

1440 - 1500

Natasha Roule (Harvard University, USA)

"Remembering the Crusades: Raimbaut de Vaqueiras and the Troubadour Crusade Song as Musical Memory, c. 1205"

 

1500 Questions (15 minutes) followed by break

 

CVAR GALLERY SESSION 7

 

1530 - 1550

Mabrouka Kamel (Damanhour University, Egypt)

"The legal status of Muslims in the Assizes of the Court of Burgesses of the Lusignan kingdom of Cyprus"

 

1550 - 1610

Nicholas Coureas (Cyprus Research Centre, Cyprus)

"Success or Failure? The Case of Multicultural Education on LusignanCyprus: An Island Kingdom at the Crossroads of Several Cultures"

 

1610 - 1630

Pierre Moukarzel (Lebanese University, Lebanon)

"The relations between Beirut and Cyprus during the fourteenth and the fifteenth centuries"

 

1630 - 1645 Questions (15 minutes)

 

1900 KEYNOTE LECTURE

Dr Astrid Swenson (Brunel University, London)

"Crusader Architecture in the Colonial Mediterranean"

 

Followed by drinks reception for all and then, for delegates who have booked, by the evening meal.

 

 

Saturday 19 March 2016

 

CVAR GALLERY SESSION 8

 

0900 - 0920

Gaie Burnet (Independent Scholar, UK)

"Another Order: The Carmelite Altarpiece by Pietro Lorenzetti"

 

0920 - 0940

Candice Smith Corby (Stonehill College, USA)

and William Pettit (John Cabot University, Italy)

“The Reconciliation of Material and Time: Recreating Masaccio’s Expulsion”

 

0940 - 1000

Laurence North (University of Falmouth, UK)

"Forms of the Gift in The Arena Chapel, Padua, Italy, c. 1306"

 

1000 - 1020

Ivana Čapeta Rakić (University of Split, Croatia)

"Islamic Art, Culture and Political Iconography in the Works of two Venetian Renaissance Painters – Girolamo and Francesco da Santa Croce"

 

1020

Questions (15 minutes) followed by break

 

CVAR GALLERY SESSION 9

 

1100 - 1120

Martin Giesen (American University of Sharjah, UAE)

"Doing Jesus like Caravaggio: The Impact of 16th Century Spirituality on the Art of Painting"

 

1120 - 1140

Priscilla Ralli (Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana, Italy)

"A meeting point between local and Constantinopolitan sculptural trends:the middle-Byzantine church of Christianou (Southwest Peloponnese)"

 

1140 - 1200

Erga Shneurson (Independent Art Historian, Israel)

"Stylites Phenomenon. Extreme Asceticism Reflecting Georgian Politics through Art"

 

1200 - 1220

Michael Walsh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

"Protecting the Church of the Holy Mother of God, Famagusta"

 

1220 Questions followed by lunch (Own Arrangements)

 

CVAR GALLERY SESSION 10

 

1400 - 1420

Tomasso Rossi (Lucca's Historical Diocesan Archive)

"Seals as a way for Knowing the Middle Ages: the case of the Historical Diocesan Archives in Lucca"

 

1440 - 1500

Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary)

"The Multiple Bodies of Saint Marina the Monk in the Middle Ages: Iconography, Transfer of Relics, and the Crusades"

 

1520 - 1540

James Frost (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)

"The Concept of Fortune in the Birth of the Tarot in Fifteenth-Century Italy"

 

1540- 1600

Nina Chichinadze (Ilia State University, Georgia)

“Embellishing Holy Icons – Shared Tradition in the Medieval Mediterranean?!

 

1600 Questions (15 minutes) followed by break

 

1630 - 1650

Sarah James (University of Kent, UK)

 

1700 End

 

At the CVAR Upper Floor Seminar Room

Thursday 17 March 2016

 

CVAR SESSION 1: MATERIAL CULTURE

 

1010 - 1030

Main Abushaikha (GAU, Cyprus)

"Domed transitional Gothic churches in Cyprus: the Cathedral of Saint George of the Greeks in Famagusta (1150-1374)"

 

1030 - 1050

Alessandro Camiz (GAU, Cyprus)

"From central to longitudinal plan: the changing morphology of Cypriot churches in Lusignan times (1191-1489)"

 

1050 - 1110

Jane Chick (University of East Anglia, UK)

“Step by Step: the Non-figural Mosaics of Late Antique Cyprus”

 

1110 - 1125

Questions

 

1125

BREAK

 

CVAR SESSION 2: OTHER EARLY MODS

 

14.30 - 1450

D’Arcy Jonathan Dacre Boulton (University of Notre Dame, USA)

"The Order of the Sword of Cyprus as a One of the Three Peregrine Pseudo-Orders of the Levant, 1369-1489"

 

1450 - 1500

Iosif Hadjikyriakos (Phivos Stavrides Foundation - Larnaca Archives, Cyprus)

"De Orientalis Vestibus: Dress in the Cyprus royal court in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries"

 

1500 - 1520

Holly S. Hurlburt (Southern Illinois University, USA)

"Bringing Caterina Home: A Reconsideration of the Last Monarch of Cyprus”

 

1540

Questions

 

1555

BREAK

 

1615 - 1705

Richard Maguire (University of East Anglia, UK)

"The David Plates from the Second Cyprus Treasure"

 

1705 - 1725

Mia Gaia Trentin (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy)

"HIC FUIT: European graffiti evidences in Cyprus"

 

1725 - 1745

Aliaksandr Shuba (European Humanities University, Lithuania)

“Oriental Closed Balconies and their Influence on the West

 

1745 - 1800 Questions

 

Friday 18 March 2016

 

CVAR SESSION 3: SHAKESPEARE

 

0900 - 0920

Rebecca Agar (University of Ulster, UK)

"A Tale of Two Princes: The Conflicting Characterisations of Henry V in Henry IV and The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth"

 

0920 - 0940

Natasha Cooper (Durham University, UK)

“The Moor of Meerut: Reconfiguring the Sacred and Profane of Othello”

 

0940 - 1000

Claude Fretz (University of Birmingham, UK)

"Dreaming and Awakening into Tragedy in Shakespeare’s Othello"

 

1000 - 1015 Questions

 

1030                 BREAK

 

1045 - 1105

Lara Mekkawi (American University Beirut, Lebanon)

"The Use of Negation in the Fulfillment of Praxis in Othello"

 

1105 - 1125

Jamal Nafi (Al-Quds University, Palestinian Authority)

"The Setting of Shakespeare’s Play Othello: Its Symbolic Significance"

 

1125 - 1145

Lisa Walters (Liverpool Hope University, UK)

"Monstrous Births and Imaginations: Authorship and Folklore in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream"

 

1145 - 1205

Alan Webber (Weill Cornell, Qatar)

"A Starry Bard: Shakespeare’s Astronomy and Astrology"

 

12.05 - 1225 Questions

 

1220 - 1400 LUNCH (Own Arrangements)

 

1400 - 1420

Helena Casas (University of Barcelona, Spain)

"Searching the sexual politics of Medieval Europe: the Medieval Feminine Writing."

 

1420 - 1440

Anthony J. Fredette (University of Toronto, Canada)

"Erotic Ascent and Platonic Innovation in Boethius’s Consolatio Philosophiae”

 

1440 - 1500

Nuria Corral Sánchez (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)

"From ‘protest’ to ‘micro-physics of power’: political claims in late medieval Castilian satire"

 

1500 - 1515 Questions

 

1515              BREAK

 

1530 - 1550

Colin Davey (Durham University, UK)

"Knights at the Movies: reformulating felaȝschyp in filmic adaptations ofchivalric community"

 

1550 - 1610

Sandra Gorgievski (University of Toulon, France)

"Saladin, an Enduring Myth?: Idealization from Arab Medieval Sources and French Illuminated Manuscripts to Crusade Films"

 

1610 - 1630

Benedict Read (University of Leeds, UK)

"'Our' Island Story?: British Colonial Interest in Cyprus's Mediaeval Past"

 

1630 - 1645 Questions

 

Saturday 19 March 2016

 

CVAR SESSION 3: ART HISTORY

 

0900 - 0920

Cornelia Cuteanu (Gheorghe Dima Music Academy, Romania) and Letitia Goia (University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

"Sacred Connotations in the Opening Storm from Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello"

 

0920 - 0940

Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary)

"The Multiple Bodies of Saint Marina the Monk in the Middle Ages: Iconography, Transfer of Relics, and the Crusades"

 

0940 - 1000

Zoya Metlitskaya (Lomonosow Moscow State University, Russia)

"The Old English translation of the Orosius’s History against Pagans as a homiletic text"

 

1000 - 1020

Thomas Devaney (University of Rochester, USA / University of Helsinki, Finland)

"Pilgrimage and Emotion: Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza in the Plays of Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega"

 

1020 Questions (15 minutes) followed by break

 

1100 - 1120

Maureen Boulton (University of Notre Dame, USA)

"Philippe de Novare’s Estoire: A Literature & History in Thirteenth-Century Cyprus"

 

1120 - 1140

Harriet Jean Evans (King's Manor, University of York, UK)

"The island climate: climatic influence on the medieval Icelandic Sagas of Icelanders, and environmental impacts on literary animal-human relations”

 

1140 - 1200

Robert Harris (University of Guelph, Canada)

"Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: Philanthropy in Late Medieval London, ca. 1350-1485”

 

1200 - 1220

Marianna Paphiti (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

"Many People, Much Knowledge: Proverbial Speech In Leontios Machairas's Chronicle"

 

1220 Questions followed by lunch (Own Arrangements)

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