Dec 07
Memorial Union (Check "Today in the Union")
800 Langdon Street
All Day (Re)Imagining Empire Workshop

(Re)Imagining Empire

Opening Remarks (8:45 – 9:00)
Karen Britland, Halls-Bascom Professor of English
Johann Sommerville, Professor ofHistory

Panel 1 (9-10:15)
Leonora Neville, History: “The Imaginary Byzantine Empire and Its Uses" André Wink, History: “On Environmental Determinism”
Respondent: Richard Avramenko, Political Science and ILS

Panel 2 (10:30-11:45)
Katherine Robiadek, Political Science: “Tragic Imperialism in Aeschylus and Cervantes”
Lauren Surovi, French and Italian: “Lucrezia Reborn: Machiavelli’s Vision for an Imperial Republic”
Respondent: Kristin Philips-Court, French and Italian

Lunch Break (11:45-1:30; a limited number of lunches will be provided)

Panel 3 (1:30-2:45)
Matteusz Ferens, Art History: “The Empire’s Second Body” Joseph Bowling, English: “Before the Nation: Translating Imperium in Early Modern England”
Respondent: Nancy Rose Marshall, Art History

Afternoon Coffee and Refreshments Break (2:45-3:45) 

Keynote Speaker (4:00-5:30)
Lia Markey
Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies, The Newberry
“Vicarious Conquest: The Medici and the New World”


The “(Re)Imagining Empire” Workshop series is additionally sponsored by African Cultural Studies, American Democracy Forum, Art History, Center for Early Modern Studies, CANES, Center for European Studies, Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, English, History, History and Politics Workshop, Institute for Research in the Humanities, Integrated Liberal Studies, Philosophy, and Political Science.

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