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Othello's Island 2013

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE

 

For information on the 2015 conference click here.

 

Othello's Island: The Annual Conference of Mediterranean and Levantine Cultural History​ in the Byzantine, Medieval and Renaissance Pediods and their legacies​
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1st Annual Conference 10-15 March 2013​ at the Cornaro Institute, Larnaca

 

Convenors:

Programme

 

Sunday 10 March 2013

 

Recommended arrival day for overseas attendees

 

Monday 11 March 2013

 

09:30 Welcome at the Cornaro Institute - Coffee and croissants

 

10:00 Introduction by Dr Michael Paraskos (Director of the Cornaro Institute) - A Brief History of Medieval Cyprus

 

10:30 Coffee break

 

10:45 Angel Konnari on Caterina Cornaro in Opera

 

11:45 Brief break

 

12:00 Talk by Dr Eleni Pilla (Adjunct Professor of English, Northern Arizona University) on Cypriot Productions of Othello on Cyprus and the History of Cyprus

 

13:00 Lunch break

 

14:00 Talk by Professor James Fitzmaurice (Director of Distance Learning for the School of English at the University of Sheffield) on Robert Herrick, English Renaissance Poetry, and the Textiles of Cyprus

 

15:40 End of today’s session



Tuesday 12 March 2013

 

09:30 Welcome at the Cornaro Institute - Coffee and croissants

 

10:00 Talk by Benedict Read FSA (Senior Research Fellow, School of Fine Art, Leeds University) - The Architecture of Medieval Famagusta

 

10:30 Coach departs Cornaro Institute to Famagusta

 

11:30 Part 1 - Guided tour of Medieval Famagusta by Benedict Read Part 1

 

12:30 Lunch break

 

14:00 Part 2 - Guided tour Medieval Famagusta by Benedict Read Part 2

 

Wednesday 13 March 2013

 

09:30 Welcome at the Cornaro Institute Coffee and croissants

 

10:40 Talk by Dr Michael Paraskos on Titian and the Influence of Cyprus on Venetian Art

 

11:30 Coffee break

 

11:50 Talk by Benedict Read on Rupert Gunnis and British Colonial Interest in Medieval Cyprus

 

12:50 End of morning session

 

Thursday 14 March 2013

 

09:30 Cornaro Institute - Coffee and croissants

 

10:00 Coach departs Cornaro Institute to Nicosia

 

10:45 Arrive at Julia Astreou-Christoforou’s Workshop to Discover the History of Cyprus Textile Manufacture - and speculate on a Shakespeare connection.

 

12:30 Guided tour of Medieval and Renaissance Nicosia with Dr Michalis Olympios (University of Cyprus)

 

15:00 Guided tour of the Byzntine Museum with the Director of the Byzantine Museum, Dr Ioannis Eliades

 

17:00 Coach leaves Nicosia

 

Friday 15 March 2013

 

09:30 Welcome at the Cornaro Institute - Coffee and croissants

 

10:00 Talk by Dr Michael Paraskos - The Food of Medieval Cyprus

 

11:00 Coffee break

 

11:20 Talk by Dr Nicholas Coureas (Cyprus Research Centre) - Islands East and West: Commerce between Cyprus, Majorca and Sardinia in the Early Fourteenth Century

 

12.20 Coffee break

 

12:40 Talk by Silvia Ştefan (University of Bucharest) - History and Metahistory in Relacion de la guerra de Cipre y sucesso de la batalla naual de Lepanto (Sevilla, 1572) by Fernando de Herrera

 

13:15 End of morning session

 

16:30 Talk by Dr Rita Severis on Western Visitors during the Ottoman Period.

 

17:30 Evening Reception and Exhibition Opening at Cornaro Institute

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