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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 to reserve your place.


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