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Programme - Fate and Fortune

Registration: 09.30 – 10.00 in H4.55, the Graduate Space, 4th Floor Humanities Building. Lunch and all coffee breaks will also be in this space

Papers will be given in H3.47 on the third floor of the Humanities Building

Keynote lecture: 10.00 – 11.00. Dilwyn Knox (UCL) on 'Giordano Bruno’s Providential Psychology'

Coffee break: 11.00 – 11.30

Session I: 11.30 – 12.45

Chair: Maude Vanhaelen (Warwick)

Marina Gorbunova (Moscow State University/ROSIZO Museum Centre) on 'The Iconography of Fortune in the Fifteenth Century and its Socio-Political Context'

Anthony Ellis (University of Bern) on 'Henri Estienne’s Apologia pro Herodoto: Luck, Fate, and God’s Will in Ancient Greek Thought'

Lunch: 12.45 – 14.00 H4.55, the Graduate Space, 4th Floor Humanities Building

Session II: 14.00 – 15.15

Chair: Luciano Piffanelli (Università di Roma/Université de Toulouse)

Donato Verardi (Université Paris-Est Créteil) on '"Contra Stoicos et Platonicos arguendo". Anti-Fatalism and Astrology in Gabriele Pirovano'

Elisabeth Blum (Loyola University, Maryland) on 'Jupiter’s Providence versus Fortuna’s Sovereignty in Giordano Bruno’s Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast'

Coffee break: 15.15 – 15.45

Session III: 15.45 – 17.00

Chair: Dilwyn Knox (UCL)

Orlando Reade (Princeton University) on 'The Subject-hood of Fortune in English Renaissance Poetry'

Ovanes Akopyan (Warwick) on 'Ptolemy, Fortune, and Peter the Great: a Case of the Reception of Western Influences in Early Modern Russia'

Concluding lecture: 17.00 – 17.45. Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck)

Dinner: 18.00 (not included in the conference fee)