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The Singularity of Venice Conference

This interdisciplinary conference will examine the many aspects of the city of Venice. Attendance is free but booking is essential. Please email joanne@postman.org.uk to reserve your place.

Programme

11am Coffee

11.30am to 1pm Art and Literature:

  • 'Rethinking "Literary" Venice', David Barnes, Department of English, Queen Mary University of London
  • 'Venice: Dream or Nightmare', Kiri Bloom, Department of Literature, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • 'A Singular Depiction of a Moor: Doge Pasquale Cicogna’s Commission to Tommaso Morosini in 1587', Anne-Marie Eze, Courtauld Institute of Art/ The British Library

1pm to 2pm Lunch (provided)

2pm to 3.30pm History and Society:

  • 'Hebrew Printing in 16th-century Venice: An Overview', Stephen Lubell, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London
  • 'The Beginnings of Music Printing: Why Venice?' Tim Shephard, Department of Music, University of Nottingham
  • 'The Venetian Inquisition in a Multi-cultural Society' Christopher F. Black, Department of History, University of Glasgow

3.30pm to 4pm Tea

4pm to 5pm Performance and Participation:

  • 'All the City’s a Stage: How Venice facilitates City-wide Performance during Il Carnevale', Peter O' Rourke, University of Leeds
  • 'Venice Topologies/ Sent to Coventry', Nicolas Whybrow, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Warwick

5pm Keynote Lecture:

  • 'The Political Impotence of Contemporary Venice', Anna Somers Cocks, Chairman, Venice in Peril

5.45pm Drinks reception

At a Glance
Date: Thursday 25 March
Time: 11:00am to 5:45pm
Location: Room A028, Millburn House
Open To: Students and Academics
Cost: Free (Registration Required)
Summary: Conference on the many aspects of Venice