Monday, April 9, 2012

Conference Program

Friday, April 27

 2115 Tawes Hall
 University of Maryland, College Park

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
"Maps, Bodies, Imperial Desires,"
Ricardo Padrón, University of Virginia

12:00 - 1:15 PM

1:15 - 2:45 PM
Placing Desire: Bounded Spaces
2115 Tawes Hall

"Buildings as Bodies: Architecture, Relics, and the Built Environment in Medieval Ravenna,"
Erica Longenbach, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"The Green Garden as Locus of Vision and Desire in Celestina,"
Nicholas Ealy, University of Hartford

"Binding the Void: The Erotics of Place in Antony and Cleopatra,"
Gillian Knoll, University of Maryland

 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Plenary: Imperial Geographies
2115 Tawes Hall

"A New World of Things: Apocalyptic Materialism and the Discovery of America,"
Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland

"Cartographies of Desire: Mapping the Guinea Coast in the Early Modern Slave Trade,"
Jyotsna Singh, Michigan State University

"For the Love of Maps: Pattern, Passion, and Power in Eighteenth-Century America,"
Martin Brückner, University of Delaware

4:30 - 5:00 PM
Coffee Break

5:00 - 6:30 PM
Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall

"Mapping Embodiment in the Early Modern West"

Valerie Traub, University of Michigan 

Saturday, April 28

8:30 AM

9:00 - 10:45 AM
Plenary: Digital Geographies 
2115 Tawes Hall

"Where Material Book Culture Meets Digital Humanities,"
Sarah Wagner, Folger Shakespeare Library

"Art on the Move: Mapping the Lives of Objects in the Walters Art Museum,"
Elizabeth Rodini, Johns Hopkins University; Ben C. Tilghman, George Washington University; Reid Sczerba, Johns Hopkins University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
From Here to There: Travel and Spiritual Exoticism
2115 Tawes Hall

"Eyewitness of the Holy Land: The Functions of the Tactile in Egeria's Itinerarium,"
Vanessa Taylor, The Catholic University of America

"The World as Relic: The Hereford Mappa Mundi in the Context of Pilgrimage," 
Bridget Walsh, University of Toronto

"Resonances of Trade and the Exotic: Indian Ocean Networks and Byzantine Proto-Globalism Within the Sinai Christian Topography,"
Sana Mirza, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

12:30 - 1:30 PM

1:45 - 3:15 PM
Plenary: Spiritual Geographies
2115 Tawes Hall

"From Passion to Spiritual Zeal: Painting and Manipulation of Desire in Early Modern Bedrooms,"
Frances Gage, Buffalo State College

"The Spiritual Geography of Charles II of Anjou,"
Katherine Jansen, History, The Catholic University of America

"East Anglican Spiritual Geographies, 1348-1418,"
Theresa Colletti, University of Maryland

3:30 - 5:00 PM
Landscapes and Cityscapes: Synthesizing New Spaces
2115 Tawes Hall

"Patriotic and Religious Geographies in Emanuel de Witte's Church Paintings,"
Matthew Lincoln, University of Maryland

"The Disastrous Body: Anxiety in Venetian Art during the War of the League of Cambrai (1509-1517),"
Sara Berkowitz, Rutgers University

"Mapping Desires and Desiring Maps: A Queer Reading of Spatial and Sexual Maps of Early Modern Istanbul,"
Abdulhamit Arvas, Michigan State University

5:00 PM 
Cocktail Reception       

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