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Conference: Local Antiquities, Local Identities
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When: 13 November 2014
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Christian
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The Warburg Institute, London
November 13 - 14, 2014

Local Antiquities, Local Identities: Art, Literature and Antiquarianism in Europe between the 14th and 17th Centuries

This interdisciplinary conference, organized by Kathleen Christian (The Open University) and Bianca de Divitiis (ERC HistAntArtSI project/University of Naples) considers local concepts of antiquity across Europe in the Early Modern era. Programme Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:00 AM Doors open, Welcome 10:15 AM Keynote Address: Richard Schofield (Università IUAV di Venezia), ‘Stylistic Inertia and Local all’antica Renaissances in Quattrocento Italy’ 11:15 AM Coffee break SESSION 1 11:45 AM Bianca de Divitiis (ERC HistAntArtSI project/University of Naples), ‘The Antiquities of Southern Italy: Antiquarianism and a Local Sense of the Past’ 12:15 PM Kathleen Christian (The Open University), ‘Roma kaput mundi: Local Antiquities for an International Audience’ 12:45 PM Discussion 1:15 PM Lunch SESSION 2 2:15 PM Francesco Benelli (Columbia University), ‘The Legacy of the Arch of Trajan in Ancona. The Identity of a City from Giorgio da Sebenico to Francesco di Giorgio Martini and Beyond’ 2:45 PM Oren Margolis (Oxford and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies), ‘Gallia Cisalpina: An Alternative French Foundation Myth in Quattrocento Italy’ 3:15 PM Discussion 3:45 PM Tea SESSION 3 4:15PM Will Stenhouse (Yeshiva University), ‘Reusing and Redisplaying Antiquities in Early Modern France’ 4:45PM Stanko Kokole (University of Ljubljana), ‘Olim Celeia vocabatur, ut in antiquis lapidibus scriptum repperi: Recording and Displaying Roman Remains in the Duchy of Styria c. 1450–c. 1520’ 5:15 PM Discussion 6:00-6:30PM Wine reception Friday, November 14, 2014 SESSION 4 10:00 AM João R. Figueiredo (University of Lisbon), ‘Classical Antiquity at the Crossroads of the Portuguese Renaissance: Luís de Camões’s Os Lusídas’ 10:30 AM Susana Abreu (University of Porto), ‘Local Antiquities, National Identities: Distant Visions of Rome in Portuguese Historiography and Art, 1530-1550’ 11:00 AM Discussion 11:30 AM Coffee SESSION 5 12:00 PM Fernando Marías (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), ‘Local Antiquities in Spain: the Case of Córdoba and Oviedo’ 12:30 PM Katrina Olds (University of San Francisco), ‘Small-Scale Antiquaries and the Contested Past in Counter-Reformation Spain’ 1:00 PM Discussion 1:30 PM Lunch SESSION 6 2:30 PM Krista De Jonge (University of Leuven), ‘Resurrecting Belgica Romana. Peter Ernst von Mansfeld’s Garden of Antiquities in Clausen, Luxemburg (1563-1590)’ 3.00 PM Konrad Ottenheym (Utrecht University), ‘“The Eldest Manner of Building”. The Quest for the True Origin of Architecture in the Dutch Republic’ 3:30 PM Ed Wouk (University of Manchester), ‘Semini and his Progeny: The Construction of Antwerp’s Past’ 4:00 PM Discussion 4:30 PM Tea 5:00 PM Howard Burns – Response and summary General Discussion 6:00 PM END

Conference fees Fees for the conference (which include lunch and refreshments) are: Standard rate: £40.00 Concessionary rate: £25.00 (for full-time students/retired) This conference received funding from the European Research Council under the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC Grant agreement n° 263549, HistAntArtSI project and from The Open University

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