From Byzantium to the Early Greek Enlightenment

Ημερομηνία έναρξης: 03-05-2019

Ημερομηνία λήξης: 04-05-2019

Τόπος: Harvard University

From Byzantium to the Early Greek Enlightenment: Books, Authors, and Ideologies in Early Modern Greek Contexts (15th-18th c.)

International Conference 
In Memory of Evro Layton
Harvard University, Department of the Classics
May 3-4, Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
The conference is co-sponsored by the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies, Harvard University, and organized by Panagiotis Roilos, with the assistance of Calliope Dourou
May 3
-Panagiotis Roilos (Harvard University)
Introductory Remarks
-Kathleen Coleman (Harvard University)
Introductory Remarks
-Josiah Blackmore (Harvard University)

Introductory Remarks

Comparative, Methodological, and Archival Perspectives
Chair: Josiah Blackmore (Harvard University)
-Ann Blair (Harvard University)
Keynote Remarks: The Growth of Book History in Early Modern Studies
-Dia Philippides (Boston College)
From Evro Layton’s Archival Legacy at Harvard 
-Panagiotis Roilos (Harvard University)

The Beginnings of Modern Greek Literature: Boundaries, Definitions, and Ideological Constructs


Coffee Break


From Manuscript to Print Networks

ChairMarc Lauxtermann (University of Oxford)
-David Speranzi (National Central Library, Florence)
A Byzantine Humanist and His Manuscripts: Demetrios Kastrenos (late 15th c.)
-Geri Della Rocca de Candal (University of Oxford)
The Output of the Earliest Greek Press: Circulation and Use of Laonikos’s and Alexandros’s Batrachomyomachia and Psalterium (Venice, 1486)
-Kostas Yiavis (Aristotle University of Thessalonike)
Birth in Venice: Inventing Greek Modernity in the Sixteenth-century Printing House
Natasha Constantinidou (University of Cyprus)
Books for Greeks and Books for non-Greeks in the Sixteenth Century: Evidence from the Editions
Lunch Break
Texts and Authors
Chair: Alexander Riehle (Harvard University)
-Marc Lauxtermann (University of Oxford)
The Grammar of Nikolaos Sophianos and Its Latin Models
-Calliope Dourou (Harvard University)
Reciting the Nation: Nikolaos Loukanes and the Poetics of a Renaissance Epos
-Walter Puchner (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) and Dimitris Stamatis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Ancient Greek Tragedies in the Orthodox Tradition: Domna (after 1714) and Abel by Zacharias Karantenos 
-Jacques Bouchard (University of Montreal)
The Innovative Impact of French Letters on the Early Greek Enlightenment 
May 4
ChairDia Philippides (Boston College)
-Simos Zenios (University of California, Los Angeles)
The Metaphorics of Eros: Between Aesthetics and Ideology in the Cypriot Canzoniere
-Nikos Panou (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
Sovereign Virtue: Statecraft and Morality in the Age of Absolutism
-Panagiotis Roilos (Harvard University)
The Story of Markada: Antisemitism and Ethnic Ideologies in a Popular Late 17th-century Poem