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CIRN Annual Symposium 2015

1 June, Gonville and Caius College, 10.30am-5pm.

The Italian Home


10.30 - 11 Coffee and welcome  
11 - 12.30 PANEL ONE
Chair: Frank Salmon (History of Art, Cambridge)
  Rebecca Flemming (Classics, Cambridge) 'Religion and the Composite Home in Roman Italy'
  Irene Cooper (History, Cambridge) ‘Popular Prints and Domestic Piety in Sixteenth-Century Naples’
  Catherine O’Rawe (Italian/ Film, Bristol) ‘Back for Good: Melodrama and the Return Home in Post-War Italy’
12.30 - 1.30 Lunch  
1.30 - 3.00 PANEL TWO
Chair: John David Rhodes (Italian/Film, Cambridge)
  John Robb (Archaeology, Cambridge) et al. ‘Calabrian Households Across the Classical Divide’
  Abigail Brundin (Italian, Cambridge) 'Devotional Reading at Home in the Renaissance'
  Lena Näre (Sociology, Helsinki) 'The Daily Labour of Home-Making: Migrant Domestic Work in Italy'
3.00 - 3.30 Tea  
3.30 - 5.00 PANEL THREE
Chair: Marcus Waithe (English, Cambridge)
  Zuzanna Sarnecka (History of Art, Cambridge) 'Visually Plain, Spiritually Enriching. The Importance of White in Domestic Devotional Sculpture'
  Clare Pettit (English, KCL) ‘Interrupted Views: 1848, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Casa Guidi" Windows and the Paintings of the Macchiaioli’
  Grace Lees-Maffei (Design History, Hertfordshire) ‘Playing at Home/Playing Away: Alessi and Italian Domesticity’
5.00 Closing Remarks and Drinks


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