CONF May 14, 2021

Medieval and Early Modern Spaces & Places (online, 9-11 Jun 21)

online / The Open University, Jun 9–11, 2021
Registration deadline: Jun 7, 2021

Leah Clark

Courtly Encounters: OU Medieval and Early Modern Spaces & Places conference

The conference will take place online on Microsoft Teams with shorter presentations and more of a workshop format to accommodate the online platform. The event is free, but requires registration:

9 June 2021 17:00-18:00
Keynote Lecture
Chair: Helen Coffey (The Open University)

Katherine Butler-Schofield (King’s College London)
‘Something Borrowed, Something New: Appropriation and Integration in Mughal Courtly Arts, 1580–1680’

10 June 2021
12:50 Introduction (Helen Coffey and Leah Clark)
Exchanges and Images I

13:00 Jacopo Gnisci (University College London/British Museum)
‘The Veiled Emperor: On Courtly Customs in Ethiopia’
13:30 Rachel Carlisle (Florida State University)
‘Maximilian on the Move: Imperial Architecture and Courtly Spectacle in Print’

14:00 Break

Exchanges and Images II
14:15 Stefan Gasch (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna)
‘What’s in a Book? Music, Miniatures, and Meaning in Wolfenbüttel Cod. Guelf. A Aug. 2°’
14:45 Rebecca Teresi (Johns Hopkins University)
‘A Gift Between Queens: Portraiture and Devotional Politics in Anglo-Spanish Relations, 1604-1606’

15:15 Break

Exchanges and Objects
15:30 Juan Chiva Beltrán (Universitat de València)
‘A Palace Between Asia and Europe: Luxury Objects in the Court of the Viceroys of New Spain’
16:00 Isabella Cecchini and Veronica Prestini (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
‘Accepting Ottomans in Florence: Spaces and Objects at the Medici’s Court (15th-17th centuries)’

16:30 Closing Discussion

17:00 End

11 June 2021

Exchanges and Urban Culture
13:00 C. Cody Barteet (The University of Western Ontario)
‘The Maya Court at Mayapán: Gaspar Antonio Chi’s Colonial Reflections and Self-Representation’
13:30 Alessandra Bertuzzi (“Sapienza” University of Rome),
‘Urbino “Città in forma di Palazzo” Spaces and Identity between Arts and Science ‘

14:00 Break

European Exchanges
14:15 M.A. Katritzky (The Open University)
‘Italian stage costumes at German court weddings’
14:45 Jaroslaw Pietrzak (Pedagogical University in Krakow), ‘The Polish Royal Court as a Common Space of Polish-German-Italian and French encountering between 16th and 17th century’

15:15 Break

Exchanges in Tudor England
15:30 Jonathan Gibson (The Open University)
‘French Poetry and the Elizabethan Court’
16:00 Alexandra Siso (University of Colorado Boulder)
‘Building Early Modern Tabernacles: Elizabethan Composers and the Fashioning of Sacred Courts’
16:30 Michael Ohajuru (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)
‘The John Blanke Project: Imagine the black Tudor trumpeter’

17:00 Closing Discussion
17:30 Online drinks reception (bring your own bottle)
18:00 Close

CONF: Medieval and Early Modern Spaces & Places (online, 9-11 Jun 21). In:, May 14, 2021 (accessed Jun 14, 2021), <>.