CONF Oct 8, 2012

New Directions in Renaissance Italy (Edinburgh,1- 2 Nov 12)

Nov 1–02, 2012
Registration deadline: Oct 22, 2012

Irene Mariani, The University of Edinburgh

On 2 November The University of Edinburgh will host the interdisciplinary conference 'New Directions in Renaissance Italy'. Gathering postgraduate students and early career researchers from a wide range of disciplines, the event provides a forum to explore and discuss emerging areas of enquiry related to the Italian Renaissance.
Please follow the link for information about papers, venues and registration:

This is a free but ticketed event. If you wish to attend please send an email by 22 October to:


Thursday 1 November. Keynote Lecture. 17.45-18.30
Dr. Genevieve Warwick: "Looking in the Mirror: The Toilet of Venus in
Renaissance Art"

Friday 2 November
10.00-10.30 Registration (tea and coffee)

Panel I Cross Cultural Exchange
Chair: Dr. Andrew Marsham, Lecturer in Islamic History (The University of

10.30-10.50. Maria Pavlova, St.Hilda's College, Oxford
"Italian Renaissance Literature and the Islamic World: the Portrayal of
Islamic Culture in Heroic Poems (1450-1532)"

10.50-11.10. Timothy Demetris, University College London
"Cardinal Olivero Carafa's 1472 Naval Campaign to Asia Minor. A New

11.10-10.30. Charlene Vella, University of Warwick
"The Renaissance in the South"

11.30-12.00. Discussion
12.00-13-30. Lunch

Panel II. Print and Culture
Chair: Genevieve Warwick, Lecturer History of Art (The University of

13.30-13.50. Bryony Bartlett-Rawlings, Victoria and Albert Museum
"Sixteenth Century Ornament Prints and the Dissemination of the Grotesque"

13.50-14.10. Marianne Gillion, University of Manchester
"Re-birth: The Council of Trent, Printed Graduals, and the Feast of the

14.10-14.30. Eugenio Refini, University of Warwick
"Reshaping Knowledge: New Perspectives on Vernacular Translation in
Renaissance Italy"

14.30-15.00. Discussion
15.00-15.30. Tea and Coffee

Panel III. Materials and Materiality
Chair: Carol Richardson, Lecturer History of Art (The University of

15.30-15.50. Maria Alessandra Chessa, Royal College of Art/Victoria and
Albert Museum
"The Materiality of Paper"

15.50-16.10. Emanuela Vai, Polytechnic-University of Turin
"Stettero Molti Cantori sopra l'Organo et in Choro". Performance Practices
and Architectural Setting in the Palatine Basilica of Santa Barbara"

16.10-16.30. Hannah Higham, University of Birmingham
"One Design, many Makers, make Meanings: the Case of the Master of the
Unruly Children"

16.30-17.00. Discussion
17.30-18.00 Concluding Thoughts: New Directions in the Renaissance

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