Willson Center Research Seminar at Cortona – The Legacy of Classical Antiquity: Re-visioning the Past

When:
September 18, 2014 – September 19, 2014 all-day GMT0
2014-09-18T21:00:00+00:00
2014-09-19T21:00:00+00:00
Where:
UGA John D. Kehoe Cortona Center
Via delle Santucce
2, 52044 Cortona Arezzo
Italy
Cost:
Free
Willson Center Research Seminar at Cortona - The Legacy of Classical Antiquity: Re-visioning the Past @ UGA John D. Kehoe Cortona Center | Cortona | Tuscany | Italy

The inaugural research seminar, The Legacy of Classical Antiquity: Re-visioning the Past, explores the legacy of classical antiquity as the nexus of the visual and cultural history of Italy and its modern interpretations. The conference offers a unique opportunity to examine material culture and artifacts in the Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona (MAEC), whose collection represents a cross-fertilization of Etruscan and Roman civilizations.

Registration is free and open to everyone.

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Director of Research, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge

Nigel Llewellyn, Head of Research, Tate

Penelope Davies, Division Chair, Art History, University of Texas

Mario Erasmo, Professor of Classics, University of Georgia

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Thursday, September 18

5 p.m. Welcome reception – open to registered guests

Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona (MAEC)

Palazzo Casali

Piazza Luca Signorelli, 9

52044 Cortona (AR)

Tel. (+39) 0575 637 235

7 p.m. Welcome dinner – €35 per person (Meet at Piazza Garibaldi obelisk at 7 p.m.)

Ristorante Tonino

Piazza Garibaldi, 1

52044 Cortona (AR)

Tel. (+39) 0575 630 500

 

Friday, September 19

MORNING SESSIONS

UGA John D. Kehoe Cortona Center

Via delle Santucce, 2

52044 Cortona (AR) Italy

Tel. (+39) 0575 603 157

Fax (+39) 0575 603 821

9 a.m. Welcome, registration, coffee and pastries

10 a.m. Penelope Davies – “Trajan’s Column and Its Legacy”

11 a.m. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill – “Herculaneum: Does the Past Have a Future?”

12 p.m. Optional 15-minute tour of John D. Kehoe Cortona Center

1 p.m. Break for lunch – €25 per person

Ristorante Tonino

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona (MAEC)

3 p.m. Mario Erasmo – “See Naples and Die: Death on the Grand Tour”

4 p.m. Nigel Llewellyn – “Revisiting the ‘Art of Death’: Universal Theories, Local Applications and Contemporary Issues”

5 p.m. Closing remarks