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Re-Imagining the Mediterranean: trans-cultural networks in the early modern world

Friday 17th May 2019, University of Warwick

9.30 am: arrivals, tea and coffee

10:00-11:30 am: Imagining the Other
Chair: Rebecca Earle (Warwick)
  • James Amelang (Emeritus, Madrid) “Comparing Confraternitas: A Mediterranean Model?”
  • Borja Franco-Llopis (Madrid) 'Another Sea: shared images of the Otherness in the Early Modern Mediterranean'
11:30-12:30 pm: Maritime Exchanges

Chair: Maxine Berg (Warwick)

  • Ben Redding (Warwick) 'Warship Decoration and Ideology in the early modern Mediterranean'
  • Bernard Capp (Warwick) 'Corsairs and Captives: Trans-cultural Confrontations'

12:30-2 pm lunch

2-3 pm: Art as Diplomacy

Chair: Marie-Louise Lillywhite (Oxford)

  • Kelley Helmstutler-Di Dio (Vermont) 'Labour, Transportation and Technological Systems of Sculpture Exchange in Early Modern'
  • Charlene Vella (Malta) 'Cross-cultural exchanges in the Renaissance in Eastern Sicily: the case of Antonello da Messina and his followers'
3-4 pm: PhD/ECR session

Chair: John-Paul Ghobrial (Oxford)

Venice and Livorno

  • Tamsin Prideaux (Edinburgh-St Andrews) 'Economic and Cultural exchange in early modern Venice: The Cinque Savi all Mercanzia and control of immigrant groups, 1541-1700'
  • Danilo Pedemonte (Genova) 'A Transcultural Hub: the British community in Leghorn during the Eighteenth century'

The Levant

  • Emily Stevenson (Liverpool) 'Mapping Principal Navigations in the Levant'

Greek Networks

  • Sam Kennerley (Cambridge) 'Lost in Translation: The Greek Book in the Renaissance and Reformation'
  • Anastasia Stylianou (Warwick) 'Early Modern Anglo-Greek Networks'

4-4.30 pm tea and coffee

4.30-6 pm: Encounters with the East

Chair: Jonathan Davies (Warwick)

  • Aysu Dincer-Hadjianastasis (Warwick) '"Vivano Splendidamente": Wealth, Luxury and Prosperity in Fifteenth-Century Cyprus'
  • Anna Rich-Abad/Chiara Rivera (Nottingham) 'Benedictus’ Summer’s Night Dream: The Journey of a Jew from Barcelona to Chios'
  • Alessandra Petrocchi (Oxford) 'Encounters with the East: Multilingualism and Scientific Writings in Early Modern Italy'

6pm drinks