Central Europe and the Mediterranean


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  1. Shakespearean Geographies

Chair: David M. Bergeron, University of Kansas

“Elizabeth I, or England and Hungary: Unsettling Mediterranean Representation with Central European Hagiography”
Daryl Palmer, Regis University

Hamlet, Denmark, and the Politics of Pleasure”
Geraldo de Sousa, Xavier University

 “Wherefore to Mantua? Shakespeare’s Geography”
David M. Bergeron

 “The Winter’s Tale: Folklore’s Function in Shakespeare’s Construction of Central Europe”
Richard Raspa, Wayne State University

  1. Renaissance Literature


“The Exportation of Mediterranean Textuality: The Case of the Mestizo Codices of the 16th Century”
Laurence de Looze, University of Western Ontario

“A Passing Reference to Transylvania in Cervantes’ Las dos doncellas
Frances Luttkikhuizen, University of Barcelona

“Circumnavigating the Mediterranean as Pornutopic Fantasy in the Decameron (Day II)”
Louise O. Vasvári, State University of New York at Stony Brook

            “Orion, by Mário Cláudio: A Portuguese/African Island of Literary and Politcal Power”
Isabel Allegro de Magalhães, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

  1. Trends in Early Modern Portuguese History

Chair: Francis A. Dutra, University of California, Santa Barbara

“Sexual Deviancy and the Portuguese Titled Nobility: The Case of the Count of Vila Franca”
Francis A. Dutra

“Interest Groups in Eighteenth-Century Portugal: The Mesa do Bem Comum and Its Demise”
Bill Donovan, Loyola College of Maryland

“Heads of Portuguese Diplomatic Missions Abroad: An Introduction to a Prosopographical Approach”
Tiago C. P. dos Reis Miranda, Centro de História da Cultura da Universidade Nova de Lisboa/Instituto Diplomático do Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros de Portugal

  1. Between Tradition and Secularization: Inter-Religious Dialogues in the Mediterranean

Chair: Shimshon Zelniker, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

“The Jewish Invention of the Mediterranean in the Age of Emancipation”
Dan Diner, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

“Religious Encounters in Mediterranean Ports”
Ora Limor, Open University of Israel

“Town and Community: The Jewish Communities in the Mediterranean in the 18th-20th Centuries”
Yacov Barnai, University of Haifa

“The Kadi’s Prison: Apostates and Converts in an Ottoman Port-City”
Eyal Ginio, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  1. The Basarabi-Murfatlar Crete Monastery

Chair: Vladimir Agrigoroaei, Christian University Dimitri Cantemir, Bucharest

“Vikings in Dobrudja, Romania: The Basarabi-Murfatlar Colony”
Vladimir Agrigoroaei

“Confessional Aspects in the Monks’ Community from Basarabi, Romania, Dobroudja County”
Vlad Bedros, Academy of Romania, Institute of Art, Bucharest

“An Archaeological Approach to the Basarabi Crete Monastery”
Luiza Zamora, National University of Fine Arts, Bucharest

  1. Comparative Representations of the Roma in European Literature and Film


“Representations of the Gypsy Woman in French and Ukrainian Art, Music, and Literature”
Hélène N. Turkewicz-Sanko, John Carroll University

“Influence of French ‘Nouveau Roman’ & ‘Nouvelle Vague’ on Péter Esterházy’s Novel, Tizenhét Hattyúk [Twelve Swans], and András Solyom’s Film, Erzékek Iskolája [School of the Senses]
Mártha Pereszlényi-Pintér, John Carroll University

“The Gypsy Woman and the Male Imagination in Western and Eastern Europe”
Katherine Gyékényesi Gatto, John Carroll University

“Strangers among us—Gypsies in today’s Transylvania” (documentary)
 Rita Cebuc, John Carroll University

  1. Spanish Literature and the Information Age I

Chair: Nina Molinaro, University of Colorado

“(Dis)information and El Sueño de Venecia by Paloma Diaz Mas”
Robert C. Spires, University of Kansas

“Virtual Reality in Jesús Torrecillas’ Guía de Los Angeles
Dennis Perri, Grinnell College

“Guillermo de Torre’s Technological Prosthesis”
Juli Highfil, University of Michigan

  1. Spanish Literature and the Information Age II

Chair: Robert C. Spires, University of Kansas

“The Tragic End of Ethics? Gender, Technology and Contemporary Spanish Literature”
Nina L. Molinaro, University of Colorado

“Siting and Writing the Body in the Fiction of Lucía Extebarria”
Jessica A. Folkart, Virginia Tech

“On Embodied Vision and the Persistence of Memory: Virtual Reality in Alejandro Amenábar’s Abre los ojos
Monika Szumilak, University of Michigan

  1. The Piano Quartets of Johannes Brahms and Gabriel Fauré

Chair: Alexandra Mascolo-David, Central Michigan University

“The Piano Quartets of Johannes Brahms”
Alexandra Mascolo-David

“Thematic Unity in Brahms’ Piano Quartet in C Minor, op. 60, Based on the Clara Motive
James Allen Fiste, Central Michigan University

“Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15: A Historical and Formal Analysis”
Seanad Dunigan Chang and Wei Tsun Chang, Tennessee Technological University

  1. Orientalism in Latin American Literature I

Chair: Silvia Nagy-Zekmi and Isabel de Sena

“Del Moro al Oriental”
Hernán Taboada, Universidad de Buenos Aires

“‘Traveling Theories’: Orientalism and Modernity in Latin American Cultural Discourse”
Mabel Moraña, University of Pittsburgh

“Actitudes colonialistas y la de-orientalización del discurso en la literature latinoamericana”
Silvia Nagy-Zekmi, State University of New York at Albany

“Linguistic Choices and the Negotiation of Arab-Argentine Identities”
Christina Civantos, University of Miami

  1. Orientalism in Latin American Literature II

Chairs: Silvia Nagy-Zekmi and Isabel de Sena

“Order and Progress, Wars against Terrorism and the Politics of Fear”
Lynn McGovern, Sweet Briar College

“Disappearing Acts: Remembering the Victims of the Dirty War”
Kevin Foster, Monash University

“’Tengo de árabes noble descendencia’: identidad velada y reconocimiento en la última obra de Juan Francisco Manzano”
Marilyn Miller, Tulane University

El mono gramático: escritura poética y orientalismo: Transacciones imaginarias de Octavio Paz”
Gladys Ilarregui, University of Delaware

  1. The Ancient World


“Value Theory and Attic Drama: The Influence of Hippolytus
Alvin C. Kibel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mare Nostrum—The Roman Mediterranean”
Catalin Pavel, University of Bucharest, Romania

“The Northern Syrian Roman-Byzantine Landscape in the Middle Eastern Mediterranean Formal Homogenous Region”
Palma Librato, Politecnico di Bari, School of Architecture

  1. Medieval Literature I

Chair: Guy Mermier, University of Michigan

“Lost Troubadours and Troubadour Ghosts: Catalonia, Roussillon, and Italy”
Kathryn Klingebiel, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

“A Rumanian Bestiary in the Light of the Ancient Physiologus Tradition, As Represented by the Physiologus Latinus, Versio Y, the Closest Version to the Early Greek Original”
Guy Mermier

“La Subaucasia en La Fleur des Histoires de la Terre d’Orient di Het’Own”
Marco Bais, University of Bologna

“Estrutura Profunda Idéntica del Poema de Mio Cid y de la Chevalerie Ogier Franco-Véneta”
Eva Simon, ELTE, Budapest

  1. Medieval Literature II


“An Oriental Interpretation of La Celestina
Amy Aronson-Friedman, Valdosta State University

“Cathars and Courtly Love”
Susan L. Rosenstreich, Dowling College

La filla del rei d'Ungria and Medieval Genre Theory
Emily C. Francoromano, Georgetown University

  1. Art History I


“Domenikos Theotokopoulos’ Landscapes of Mount Sinai—Between Byzantium and the Renaissance”
Cristina Stacioiu, Southern Methodist University

“Negotiating Sanctity in Early Modern Spain: Mariana de Jesús and the Problem of the Portrait Likeness”
Mindy Nancarrow, University of Alabama

“Italian Artists and Traders in Search of Fortune in Leopoli Since the 16th Century”
Angelantonio Rosato, LIMES-Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica

  1. Art History II

Chair: Liana De Girolami Cheney, University of Massachusetts Lowell

“Bronzino’s Pygmalion and Galatea: l’antica bella maniera
Liana De Girolami Cheney

“Esther in Budapest: Arent de Gelder’s ‘Esther and Mordecai Writing Letters to the Jews”
Beth Gersh-Nesic, Purchase College, SUNY

“Displaying the Other: The L.A. Mayer Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem”
Alla Myzelev, Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada

  1. Art History III


“Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: From Transparency to Neue Sachlichkeit”
Preston Thayer, Virginia Commonwealth University

“Karol Schayer, a Pole in Beirut”
George Arbid, Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Beirut

“Woven Essentialism: ‘Transylvanian Carpets’ and Western Perspectives of the East”
James Clyde Allen Redman, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

  1. Art History IV


“The Influence of Ottoman Threat on the Choice of Motives in Sacral Paintings in Dalmatian Communes in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries”
Meri Kunĉić, Lexicographic Institute Miroslav Krleža, Zagreb

“The Benedictine Abey of Opatija (Croatia): Foundation, Datation, Naming, and Other Problems”
Amir Muzur, Rijeka, Croatia

“The Art of Mattia Pretti in Seventeenth-Century Central Europe”
Luigi Tassoni, University of Pécs

“Art and Dynastic Ambitions in Mid-15th Century-Mantua”
George Noszlopy, University of Nottingham

  1. Art History V: Art & Architecture


“Byzantium or Italy? Interpreting 11th-Century Hungarian Architecture”
Béla Zsolt Szakács, Central European University, Budapest, and Peter Pázmány Catholic U/Central European University, Budapest

“The Story of the Building of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople and Historiographic Tradition”
Kateryna Kovalchuk, Central European University, Budapest

“Local Variants of Byzantine Church Architecture in Belarus”
Iryna Hanetskaya, Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences, Belarus

“The Boundaries of the Mediterranean City”
Giulia Annalinda Neglia, Politecnico di Bari, School of Architecture

  1. Crossing Boundaries: The Theater

Chair: Ricardo Bigi de Aquino, Federal University of Pernambuco

“Adrienne Lecouvreur: Reality and Myth in the Making of a Cultural Icon”
Ricardo Bigi de Aquino

“Rethinking Mother/Daughter Roles: Diana Raznovich’s Casa Matriz
Margarita Vargas, State University of New York at Buffalo

“Mediterranean Life Lessons: A Sociocultural and Literary Analysis of Gérard Gélas’s Ode à Canto
Henriette Javorek, Universität der Bunderswehr München

  1. Hungary: Dance, Music, Film

Chair: Juan F. LaManna, SUNY at Oswego

“Magyar Masquerade: Hungary as a Film Location”
Sharon Cumberland, Seattle University

“Czardas Like Paprika: The Export of Cultural Spice”
Lígia Pinheiro, Wittenberg University, Ohio
Juan F. LaManna

  1.  Twentieth-Century Literature and Travel

Chair: Maria Angélica Lopes, University of South Carolina

O Viúvo: Franca Junior’s Apprenticeship”
Maria Angélica Lopes

“The Cosmopolitan Writer on the Orient Express: Leaving Turkey for Germany”
Petra Bagley, University of Central Lancashire

“Gustav Herling: A Writer in Double Exile”
Moyra Byrne, Washington DC

“Towards Peace in the Mediterranean: Controversial Issues in Arabic/Israeli and American Literature”
Saddik M. Gohar, United Arab Emirates University

  1. Propuestas interartísticas y recepción critica de la vanguardia española

Chair: Laurence de Looze, University of Western Ontario

“Poesía visual, pintura verbal y la estética de los años veinte”
Rosa Sarabia, University of Toronto

“Góngora entre neoclasicismo y creacionismo en la poética del 27”
Hans Lauge Hansen, University of Copenhagen

“Monóculo de Ramón: fotografía, nación y memoria en la vanguardia”
María Soledad Fernández Utrera, University of Calgary

  1. Literature & Film


 “Memories of Ideological Transformation: How to Witness the Spanish Civil War and Survive”
Maria Van Liew, West Chester University

“On Embodied Vision and the Persistence of Memory: Virtual Reality in Alejandro Amenábar’s Abre los ojos
Monika Szumilak, University of Michigan

“Recovered Memories: Al-Andalus in the 21st-Century”
Gregory S. Hutcheson, University of Louisville

  1. Ottoman History I: Ottoman-Italian Transactions


“Ottomans in Venice, Venetians in Istanbul”
Belgin Turan Ozkaya, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

“A Genoese Port Within the Ottoman Capital: Ottomanization of Galata through the Historic Sources of 15th-19th Centuries”
Hicran Topcu, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

“The Relations Between the Republic of Genoa and Hungary After the Fall of Constantinople”
Alfonso Assini, University of Genoa

“The End of the Florentine Colony of Constantinople”
Andrei Pippidi, Bucharest University

  1. Ottoman History II


“Room for New Times: Domestic Architecture and Culture of the Urban Bourgeoisie in Late-Ottoman Beirut”
Ralph Bodenstein, German Orient Institute, Beirut

“Istanbul and Late Ottoman Modernism: Reconsidering the Relationship Between the Ottoman Capital and Arab Provincial Capitals”
Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Central European University, Budapest

“Western Literary Reflections of the Fall of Constantinople”
S. Purdy, Marquette University

 “The Image of the Turks in 17th-Century Transylvania: A Case Study”
Gábor Kármán, Central European University, Budapest

  1. Ottoman History III


“Ottoman Political Spectacle: Reconsidering the Devshirme”
Charles Argo, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

“Hungarian Toponymy in Ottoman Sources: Turkification, Translation, Transliteration”
Zharmukhamed Zardykhan, Bilkent University

“Western Merchants and Islamic-Ottoman Law in the Mediterranean Sea: According to a Manuscript from Bibliotèque Nationale in Paris (16th-17th Centuries)”
Viorel Panaite, University of Bucharest

“Articulating the Self Through Confrontations with the ‘Other’: The Imaging of Communities on the Habsburg-Ottoman-Hungarian Marches in an Account [British Library MS O.R. 12961] of the Sieges of Kanije 1600-1”
Claire Norton, Birmingham University

  1. Ottoman History IV


“Ottoman Conquests of 1453 and 1475 and Their Impact on the Jewish Communities of Byzantium and Crimean Peninsula”
Mikhail Kizilov, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

“Negotiations of Czech Hussites with the Church of Constantinople on the Eve of Its Fall to the Turks (1452)”
Vladimír Vavrínkek, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

“Documents on the Crisis and Transformation in the Genoese Commercial Empire at the Time of the Fall of Constantinople”
Enrico Basso, University of Genoa

“The Fall of Constantinople and the Discourse of the Turkish Peril in Europe”
Almut Höfert, University of Basel

  1. Mediterranean Identity


“Town and Community: The Jewish Communities in the Mediterranean in the 19th-20th Centuries”
Jacob Barnai, University of Haifa

“The Mediterranean Orientation in the Discourse of Intellectuals in Egypt and Israel: A Comparative Study”
Shimon Shamir, Tel Aviv University

“Two Nationalisms and Two Cultures? Citizenship in (Greek and Turkish) Cyprus from Politico-Historical Perspective”
Yilmaz Çolak, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey

Eastern Mediterranean Issues


“Provisioning of Istanbul from the Byzantine to the Ottoman Empires: A Study in Institutional Continuity and Change”
Onur Yildirim and Eyup Ozveren, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

“The 19th Century European Travelers’ Accounts as the Shared or Comparative Sources in Writing Ottoman History”
Bülent Ozdemir, Balikesir University

“Change in Management Understanding in the Ottoman Empire (The Example of Aleppo in 1910)”
Hasan Karakose, Gazi University, Turkey

  1.  Modern and Contemporary Mediterranean Issues I


“Regional Voting Behavior in Spain”
Margaret Gonzalez-Perez, Southeastern Louisiana University

“Regional Security in the Western Mediterranean”
Jaouad Haqhaqi, University of British Columbia

“Asylum in the Mediterranean Region: Rights Unfulfilled”
Isabel Cara Martin, American University in Cairo

  1. Modern and Contemporary Mediterranean Issues II


“Constitutional Conundrums in Turkey”
Arolda Elbasani, European University Institute, Italy

“Mediterranean Demography: The Two Sides of the Sea”
Bouhdira Sofiane, University of Tunis

“Mediterraneanism in Modern Arab Cultural Thought”
Abdulla al-Dabbagh, United Arab Emirates University

  1. Adriatic & Balkan History


“Coupled Oscillation on the Balkan Peninsula”
Sahizer Aydin, Bochum, Germany

“A Report: Continuity and Change in A Mediterranean City: Local Identity, Mentality, and Environment in Split around the 1700th Anniversary of ab urbe condita
Vjekoslav Perica, University of Minnesota

 “The History of Croatian Ichthyologic Research in the Adriatic Sea”
Jakov Dulcic and Ivan Jardas, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Croatia

  1. Nationhood & Identity I

Chair: Giulio Massano, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

“The Austrian Empire and Giuseppe Verdi: Patriotic Operas and Censorship”
Giulio Massano

“Amílcar Cabral: A Aprendizagem política em Portugal e a formação do discurso de Revolta contra o colonialismo português”
Julião Soares Sousa, University of Coimbra

“Conflicting Identities: The Revival of Mittleuropa in Italian National Discourse after 1989 vs. Italy’s ‘Southern Europeanness’”
Ilaria Favretto, University of Kingston-London

“Gibraltar, Between Britain and Spain: Negotiations for the Transfer of Sovereignty”
Isidro Sepulveda Muñoz, UNED, Spain

  1. Nationhood & Identity II


“Religion, Territory and National Identity in Europe and United States: Christian Ecclesiology and the Symbolic Creation of Space”
Dan Dungaciu, University of Bucharest

“Food and Politics of Identities: The Case of Arab Cuisine in Israel”
Liora Gvion, Kibbutzim College of Education

“Europe on the Stage: Margarete Bieber’s The History of The Greek and Roman Theatre (1961) as an Historical Account of the Unitary Origin of European Identity”
Zeynep Aktüre Siram, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

“Ethnic Nationalism Versus State Nationalism: A Comparison Between the Case of Spain and the Case of Turkey—Basque and Kurdish Nationalism: A Common Fate?”
Nesrin Ucarlar, Yeditepe University, Turkey

  1. Greece: History, Culture, and Politics I


“Spiridon Louis, His Foustanéla, and the Symbolic Power of Pallikárism at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens”
James P. Verinis, New School University, New York

“The First Peace Operation? The European Great Powers’ Effort to Establish Peace in he Island of Crete in 1897”
Gábor Boldizsár, Zrinyi Military Academy, Hungary

“‘All for Greece, Nothing Against Italy’: Religious Irredentism and Secular Nationalism in the Italian-Held Dodecanese Islands, 1919-1921”
Phillip Carabott, King’s College, London

  1. Greece: History, Culture, and Politics II


“’I’m Tired of My Country’: National Ideals and Greek Education in 1930”
Elissavet Vidali, King’s College London

“Reconstruction in the Face of Civil Strife and Underdevelopment: UNRRA’s Operations in Greece (April 1945-June 1947)”
Flora Tsilaga, King’s College London

“The Recognition of Israel by Greece and Its Consequences”
Dino Bozonelos, California State University, San Bernardino

  1. Globalization


“Processes of the Local Deconstruction of Global Events and Messages: Case Studies from Egypt”
Amr Hamzawy, Cairo University

“The Mediterranean and Modernity in the Age of Globalization”
Sangjin Park, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Korea

“The Cultural Economics of Globalization: Continuities and Divergences in Muslim and European Experiences Over Time”
Mark LeVine, University of California Irvine

  1. Archaeology and Museums


“The Mediterranean and Central Europe: Point of View of Early Medieval Archaeology”
Bálint Csanád, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

“The Mediterranean and the Carpatian Basin Between the Late 6th and the First Half of the 7th Century AD: The Case of the Stirrup”
Vasco LaSalvia, Central European University, Budapest

“Spoiling the Spolia: The Destructive Influence of Museum Preservation”
Wendy Meryem Kural Shaw, Ohio State University

  1. Mediterranean Military Orders in Central Europe


“The Knights Hospitalers in Hungary-Croatia”
Zsolt Hunyadi, University of Szeged, Hungary

“The Participation of the Crusade Orders on Polish Lands in the Crusade Movement”
Maria Starnawska,
Academy of Podlasie, Siedlce, Poland

“The Charitable Activities of the Order of St. John of Malta in Post-Communist Central Europe, especially Hungary”
Ambassador to Hungary of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Malta

  1. Mediterranean Queens in Central Europe—Central European Queens in the Mediterranean World”


“Donna Regina: Queen Maria of Hungary”
Attila Barany, University of Debrecen

“Bona Sforza in Poland (16th Century)”
Anna Brzezinska, Central European University, Budapest

“Italian and Spanish Queens in Hungary (13th-15th Centuries)”
Orsolya Réthelyi, Central European University, Budapest

  1. The ‘Grand Turk’ in the 16th-18th -Century Political Thought


“The Conqueror of Constantinople as an Ideal Ruler in Orthodox Russia of the 16th Century (Mehmed II in Ivan Peresvetov’s Works)”
Mark Youssim,
Moscow Institute of Universal History, Russian Academy of Sciences

“Dimitri Cantemir writes about the Grand Turk in the Court of Peter the Great”
Andrea Marculescu, Central European University, Budapest

 “Pope Pius II’s Letter to Sultan Mohammed II: A Version of Renaissance Self-Fashioning?”
Yuri Zaretsky, Russian State University for the Humanities Collegium, Budapest

  1. Dalmatian/Croatian History


“The Cult of the Holy Protector on the Adriatic”
Vladim B. Prozorov, Moscow State University & Catholic University of America

“Communes and a Magnate: The Example of the Relationship between Subi and Dalmatian Cities”
Damir Karbić, Institute of History, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb

“Les échanges économiques sur la côte adriatique orientale à la fin du Moyen Age”
Sabine Florence Fabijanec, Institute of History, Croatian Academy of Science

  1. Medieval Studies I

Chair: Clara Estow, University of Massachusetts, Boston

“Mapping Central Europe: The Catalan Atlas and the European Imagination”
Clara Estow

“Italy and Central Europe in the Ninth Century: As Seen Through the Annales Fuldenses and Other Contemporary Sources”
William S. Monroe, Brown University

“Al-Andalus and the Moral Discourse of History”
William Gallois, American University of Sharjah, UAE

“The Influence of Abi Shaq al-Shatibi on Muslim Spanish Society”
Deina Abdelkader, Tufts University

  1. Medieval Studies II


“Church Offices and Social Promotion of the Families of Urban Elite in the Communal Societies of Eastern Adriatic”
Zrinka Nikolic, University of Zagreb

“Late Wills as Sources for Researching Social Structure in Late Medieval Dalmatian Communes”
Zoran Ladić, Institute of History, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb

“The Immigrants from Mediterranean Countries in the Urban Communities of Medieval Slavonia in the Late Middle Ages”
Marija Karbić, Institute of History, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb

“Crossing the Mediterranean: Portuguese Pilgrims in the Medieval World”
Anísio Saraiva, University of Coimbra
Maria do Rosário Morujão, University of Coimbra

  1. Medieval Studies III

Chair:  Robert E. Bjork, Arizona State University

“Immateriality of the Soul in King Alfred’s Boethius: Sources and Channels of Transmission of the Neoplatonist Doctrine of the High Middle Ages”
Ruta Sileikyte, Central European University, Budapest

“Sources of a Story about the Murdered Croatian King in the Hungarian-Polish Chronicle”
Ryszard Grzesik, University of Poznań

The Republic of Dubrovnik under Hungarian Crown: The Treaty of Visegrad, May 27, 1358”
Zdenka Janeković Römer, University of Zagreb

  1. Medieval Studies IV


 “The Western Pontus in the 13th-15th Centuries: Crossroads or Periphery?”
Rossina Kostova, University of Veliko , Turnovo, Bulgaria

“The Black Death and Dalmatian City—The Examples of Dubrovnik, Zadar, Split, and Trogir”
Gordan Ravanĉić, Hrvatski institut za povijest

“Knighthood in León and Castile in the 13th-First Half of 14th Centuries”
Oleg Aurov, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow

  1. Medieval Studies V


“Mapping Visual Identity and Culture in the Mediterranean Between the 10th and 13th Centuries”
Eva R. Hoffman, Tufts University

“Singularity, Translation, and the Name of God”
David Johnson, State University of New York at Buffalo

“Royal Politics and Portuguese Commerce with the Mediterranean (1279-1357)"
Marisa Costa, University of Coimbra

“Contesting Memories of Constantinople-Istanbul”
Berin F. Gür, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

  1. Medieval Studies VI


‘The Battle of Adrianople on 14th April 1205 and Eastern Mediterranean”
Ivelin Ivanov, University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

“Italian Clerics, Court Members, and Merchants in Medieval Prague: A Sketch”
Christian-Frederick Felskau, Freie Universität Berlin

“Chiese eretiche, eretici senza Chiesa nel Mediterraneo tardomedievale”
György Galamb, University of Szeged

“Agostino Barbadigo’s Instructiones datae Angelo Gradenigo as a Source for the History of Late Fifteenth Century Venetian Maritime Law”
Evguenia V. Anichtchenco, Institute of Russian History, St. Petersburg

  1. Medieval Studies VII


“The Development of Notarial Practice and Its Influence on the Development of Written Culture”
Branka Grbavac, Croatian Academy of Sciences

“Rethinking the Medieval Mediterranean in Russia”
Nadia Selounskaia, Russian Academy of Sciences, Center for Comparative Studies of Ancient Civilizations, Moscow

“The Republic of Dubrovnik under Hungarian Crown: The Treaty of Visegrad, May 27, 1358”
Zdenka Janeković Römer, University of Zagreb

“How Real Was the Possibility of Reunification between Orthodoxy and Catholicism in the Fourteenth Century?”
Joan Dusa, Los Angeles

  1. Medieval Studies VIII: Fifteenth-Century History


“La Riforma ospedaliera del XV secolo in Italia e la sua influenza nell’Europa Centrale”
Francesco Bianchi, Università degli Studi di Parma, and Marek Słon, Polish Academy of History

“Otages au Moyen Age. Princes chrétiens—Otages politiques à la Sublime Porte (Xve-XVIe siècles)"
Dan Ioan Muresan, EHESS, Paris

“Opinions on Ecclesiastical Union Before and after the Fall of Constantinople”
István Baán, University of Miskolc, Hungary

“The Relations Between the Republic of Genoa and Hungary after the Fall of Constantinople”
Alfonso Assini, University of Genoa

  1. History I

Chair: Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota

“The Formation of Emperor Carlos V”
Connie Scarborough, University of Cincinnati

“Family Identity and Empire: The Fernández de Córdoba in Oran and Navarre”
Yuen-Gen Liang, Princeton University

“Central European Travelers in Iberia in the Fifteenth Century”
William D. Phillips, Jr., University of Minnesota

“Joseph Bonaparte in America: Artistic Contributions to a New Republic (1815-1839)”
Regina A. Mezei, Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ

  1. History II


“A Discourse on Justice in the Eastern Mediterranean Lands in the Late Fifteenth Century”
Linda T. Darling, University of Arizona

“Catholic Crusaders in Imperial Service: Cardinal Kollonitsch, Count Carafa and the Reconquest of Hungary”
Brian A. Hodson, Purdue University

“The Contact Between Tübingen (Germany) and Constantinople at the End of the 16th Century”
Andreas Rhoby, University of Vienna

  1. History III: Renaissance Networks

Chair: Paul S. Vickery, Oral Roberts University

 “Long-distance Trade and State Formation in Late Medieval Mediterranean: The Case of the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt (1400-1517)”
Francisco J. Apellániz, European University Institute, Florence

“Was Las Casas Responsible for the African Slave Trade?”
Paul S. Vickery, Oral Roberts University

“Muslim-Jewish Relations in 16th-Century Constantinople/Istanbul, Based on the Life of the Businesswoman Garcia Mendez from Portugal”
Marianna Birnbaum, UCLA

  1. Merchants and Merchant Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Chair: Eric Dursteler, Brigham Young University

Commentator: David Michael D'Andrea, Oklahoma State University

“Antwerp and Venice: Connecting the North Sea and the Mediterranean”
Donald J. Harreld, Brigham Young University

Working and Living in Venice: A Greek perspective”
Ersie Burke, Anatolia College and Monash University, Melbourne

“Venetian Merchants in Constantinople, 1573-1645”
Eric Dursteler

  1. Painting Between Northern Europe and Mediterranean Areas in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Chair: Maurizia Migliorini, University of Genoa

“Phenomenology of Pictorial Styles Between Northern Europe and Mediterranean Areas”
Maurizia Migliorini

“Monet and the Mediterranean”
Leo Lecci, University of Genoa

“The Italian Journeys of Paul Klee”
Paola Valenti, University of Genoa

  1. Discussion Forum: Globalization/Policy?

Chair:  Mark LeVine, University of California Irvine & John Esposito

Forum Discussants:
Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Tariq Ramadan
John Esposito
Khaled Abou E-Fadl, University of California

  1. Rituals and Imagery


“The Influence of the Eastern Rituals on the Orphic Mysterium Cults of the Hellenistic Age”
Diana B. Bácsfi, ELTE University, Budapest

“Cultic Healing in Antique Pagan and Byzantine Christian Cults”
 Ildikó Csepregi, Central European University, Budapest

“Animals and Plants in the Iberian Sentimental Romances”
Csilla Ladanyi-Turoczy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

“L’immaginario acqueo e le immagini del mare negli scrittori del centro Europa”
Lorenzo Chiuchiù, Academia Lingua Italiana, Assisi

  1.  Armenia: Culture & History


“The Apocryphal Letter of Concordance Between Gregory the Illuminator of Armenia and Pope Sylvester and Its Concept of Union Between Churches”
Zara Pogossian, Central European University, Budapest

“Andrew II of Hungary, Leon I King of the Armenians, and Pope Honorius III: An Arpadian Flirtation with Cilicia”
Peter Halfter, Marbach/Neckar, Germany

  1. Women in Culture and History

Chair: Diana Glad, Spelman College

“Dynastic Politics of the Austrian Hapsburg Monarchy and the Portuguese Royal Family in the 18th Century: The Household Case of Maria Ana de Áustria”
Maria Paula Marçal Lourenço, University of Lisbon

 “Three Women of Asolo, Italy: Caterina Cornaro, Katharine de Kay Bronson, and Eleonora Duse”
 Robert G. Collmer, Baylor University

“Asolo: Freya Stark’s Anchorage”
Robert L. Brooks, Baylor University