28th February, 2015

IAS Seminar Room (IAS Building, Palace Green. Durham)

9:30-10: Coffee and registration

10:00-11:00: Gillian Rudd, Liverpool University, Department of English: “With floures fele: the Resilience of Flowers in Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess 397-428”

11:00-11:30: Coffee

11:30-1:00: Panel 1: Medieval Ecologies

Chaired by Megan Cavell

Eleanor Barraclough (Department of English): “Off the Edge of the Map: Travelling Beyond the Limits of the Human in the Old Norse Sagas”

Lydia Harris (Department of History): “Absent Wombs and Unnatural Womanhood:The Avoidance of Pregnancy in Medieval Medical Literature”

Kevin Sheehan (Department of Italian): “Mapping the Crossroads of Reality and Imagination: Did late-medieval cartographers understand the difference between real and fictional geographies?” 

1:00-2:30: Lunch 

2:30-3:30: Carlo Caruso (Department of Italian): “Nature and culture in Renaissance Italy”.

3:30-4:00: Coffee

4:00-5:00: Panel 2: Early Modern Ecologies

Chaired by Yarí Pérez Marín

Stefano Cracolici (Department of Italian): “Why Are Mountains Blue? Matteo Zaccolini and the Perspective of Colour (1622)”

William Bainbridge (Department of Geography): “The Cult of Titian and the Highlands of Venice”


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