skip to content

CIRN Annual Symposium 2016

CIRN Annual Symposium 2016

Friday 20th May 2016, Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College 

"Death in Italy"


10.30 - 11 Coffee  
11 - 12.30 SESSION 1: Commemorations
Chair: Paola Filippucci (Cambridge, Social Anthropology)
  Katherine McDonald (Cambridge, Classics) 'Commemorating the dead while becoming "Romans": Italian funerary monuments in the 2nd-century BC'
  Paolo Heywood (Cambridge, Social Anthropology) ‘The two burials of Aldo Moro: Sovereignty and governmentality in the anni di piombo
  Diego Carnevale (Cambridge/Aix-Marseille, History) ‘Funerals and burials in 18th-century Naples: A business for the Church’
12.30 - 1.30 Lunch  
1.30 - 3.30 Session 2: Bodies 
Chair: Silvia de'Renzi (Open University, History of Medicine)
  Gavin Williams (Cambridge, music) ‘Sounds Incorporeal: The Gramophone Company in Italy ca. 1900’
  Andrea Carlino (Geneva, History of Medicine) 'A matter of life and death in XVIth century medical books'
  Serenella Iovino (Turin, Comparative Literature) 'From Thomas Mann to Porto Marghera: Material Ecocriticism, Textual Interpretation, and Death in Venice'
  John Henderson (Cambridge and Birkbeck, History) '"More Feared Than Death Itself"? Plague and Society in Early Modern Florence'
3.30 - 4.00 Tea  
4.00 - 5.30 Session 3: Representations
Chair: Delia Casadei (Cambridge, Music)
  Heather Webb (Cambridge, Italian) 'Death Stories and the Construction of a Transmortal Community in Dante's Purgatorio'
  Donal Cooper (Cambridge, History of Art) ‘Saint Francis, Giotto and "Fratello Morte": Death and redemption at Assisi’
  John Leigh (Cambridge, French) ‘Deadly Duelling in Italy’
5.30 Closing Remarks and Drinks  


For further information about CIRN, please write to:

CIRN has been generously supported by: Italian Department, Cambridge; Keith Sykes Fund; Serena Fund; Trevelyan Fund, History Faculty.