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Workshop Programme, Monday 15th May 2017 at St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry

Antiquity and its Uses: Reception and Renewal 

A Workshop of the Programme of Collaboration between,

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick and,

The Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Monday 15th May in the Draper’s Room, St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry



09:15 Registration in the ‘break-out’ area, outside of the Draper’s Room

09:30 Session One

Chair: Ingrid De Smet

Stephen Campbell: ‘Mantegna, Antiquity, and the Agency of the Object’

Elizabeth Bernick: ‘Cesare da Sesto’s interpretation of the grotteschi from the Domus Aurea’

11:00 Break

11:15 Session Two

Chair: Paul Botley

Walter Stephens: ‘Whose Antiquity, for Whose Use’

Peter Mack: ‘Traditions of Romance and Epic in Ariosto and Tasso’

12:30-13:45 Lunch (in the break-out’ area, outside of the Draper’s Room) followed by a walk around the old Coventry Cathedral area

13:45 Session Three

Chair: Sara Miglietti

Giacomo Comiati: ‘Moral and Parenetic Odes from Horace to the Italian Renaissance: Marcantonio Flaminio’s Poems and their Classical Models’

Bobby Xinyue: ‘The Poetic Calendar of Ambrogio Novidio Fracco: between paganism and Christianity’

15:00 Break

15:15 Session Four

Chair: Caroline Petit

Ingrid De Smet: 'The Hawk and the Poet'

Earle Havens: ‘Princes, Pedants, and Parasites: How Gabriel Harvey Read His Library’


Chair: David Lines

Conclusions and General Discussion

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St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry


The Courtyard


The Great Hall


The Draper's Room

All photographs courtesy of St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry