Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Venetian Seminar

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Venetian Seminar

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Green Room, Headington Hill Hall, Headington Campus, Headington Hill site


The Venetian Seminar is a peripatetic one-day workshop with a long tradition of participation by scholars of history, art history, literature and linguistics who study Venice and Italy. It is convened on a yearly basis by Alex Bamji (Leeds), Filippo de Vivo (Birkbeck), and Mary Laven (Cambridge). The Seminar brings together established scholars, early career researchers, and postgraduate students in a format designed to promote awareness of the latest research in the field, and to maximise discussion. Warm thanks to Ioanna Iordanou and Jane Stevens Crawshaw for hosting this year’s seminar. We are very grateful for the generous support of the School of History, Philosophy and Culture and Oxford Brookes Business School.

10.30 Coffee  
11:00-12.30 Oren Margolis (Villa I Tatti/Harvard): The Venetian Myth of Aldus Manutius  
Marie-Louise Lillywhite (Middlebury College): Reforming Art in Renaissance Venice: The Censor and Censorship  
Chair: Louise Bourdua (Warwick)  
12.30 Lunch break  
1.30-3.00 Jane Stevens Crawshaw (Oxford Brookes): Weeping trees and self- sacrificing fish: health, environments and miracles in early modern Venice and Chios  
Solène Rivoal (Aix-Marseille): Fish and the city: Venice’s seafood market in the eighteenth century  
Chair: Paul Davies (Reading)  
15.00 Tea  
15.30-17.00 Tamsin Prideaux (Edinburgh): Social networks and family ties in immigrant mercantile communities in Venice, 1550-1700  
Ioanna Iordanou (Oxford Brookes): Venice’s Secret Service: Intelligence organization in the Renaissance  
Chair: Thomas Goodwin (Oxford)  

There is no registration fee, but numbers are limited due to the size of the venue. Please email a.bamji@leeds.ac.uk to reserve a space.