2014 Networks & Neighbours Symposium: preliminary program


The 2014 N&N Symposium, which will take place in Curitiba, Brazil, is nearly upon us. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to release a preliminary version of the program. We are confident this won’t change much in next month, but please bear in mind that the final details are still subject to change at this point.

In addition to the usual panels, of which there are four, we also have two keynote seminars with presentations from Professor Ian Wood and Professor Ralph Mathisen.

If you have any questions or comments about the symposium please feel free to email us: networksandneighbours@gmail.com

Thursday, 3 April

9:30-10:30 Coffee/Maté and Registration at ‘Homero de Barros’ Room

10:30-10:45 Opening Remarks by Otávio Luiz Vieira Pinto and Richard Broome

10:45-12:45 Panel 1: Methods of Capital

Moderator: André Szczawlinska Muceniecks (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

Tommaso Leso (University of Padova, Italy)

“Neighborhood, Marriage, and Political Strategies: Franco-Visigothic Royal Marriages in the Sixth Century”

Paulo Pachá (UFF/NIEP-PréK, Brazil)

“Gift and Conflict: Modes of Domination in the Iberian Early Middle Ages”

Janira Feliciano Pohlmann (Federal University of Paraná, Brazil)

“A Family’s Identity in the Excessu fratris I of Ambrose, Bishop of Milan”

12:45-1:45 Lunch

1:45-3:45 Panel 2: Structures of Authority: From Text to Temple

Moderator: Alfonso Hernández (CONICET, Argentina)

Jonathan Perl Garrido (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso/Universidad de Santiago de Chile)

“‘The Others’ in the Continuations of Fredegar’s Chronicle: Memory, Historiography and the Legitimation of Carolingian Power in the Mid-Eighth Century”

Renan Birro (Federal University of Amapá / University of São Paulo, Brazil)

“A Topography of Power in Medieval Norway: Saint Óláfir and the Halls of Norwegian Kings”

Danilo Medeiros Gazzotti (Federal University of Paraná, Brazil)

“The Royal Power of the Suebi in the Diocesis Hispaniarum: Interpretations about the Chronicle of Hydatius”

3:45-4:15 Coffee/Maté

4:15-6:15 Keynote Seminar 1

Moderator: Ralph Mathisen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Speaker: Ian Wood (University of Leeds, UK)

“National Arguments over the Fall of Rome”

7:15 Dinner at Café Mafalda

Friday, 4 April

10:30-10:45 Coffee/Maté

10:45-12:45 Panel 3: Matters of Eloquence: Writing in the Early Middle Ages

Moderator: Richard Broome (University of Leeds, UK)

Selene Candian dos Santos (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

“The Reception and Recasting of Classical Rhetoric in the Early Middle Ages”

Monah Pereira (Federal University of Paraná, Brazil)

“King Alfred’s Translation Works: Discussing Authorship and Royal Practice in Anglo-Saxon England”

Rodrigo Rainha (Universidade Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

“Reflections about Public and Private in Medieval Letters: A Case Study of Visigothic Letter-Writing”

12:45-1:45 Lunch

1:45-3:45 Panel 4: Hints of the Bible

Moderator: Otávio Luiz Vieira Pinto (University of Leeds, UK)

Gesner Brito Filho (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

“Word Hoard and Image Hoard: Codicological Notes on Writings Between the Images in MS Junius 11 (Bodleian Library, Oxford)”

Phillip Dörler (Universität Wien, Austria)

“[Jordanes] The conversus and the Bible”

N. Kıvılcım Yavuz (University of Leeds, UK)


3:45-4:15 Coffee/Maté

4:15-6:15 Keynote Seminar 2

Moderator: Ian Wood (University of Leeds, UK)

Speaker: Ralph Mathisen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

“Whatever Happened to the Dark Ages? How the Barbarians Saved Classical Civilization”

6:15-6:30 Concluding Remarks by Renan Frighetto and Michael J. Kelly

6:30-7:30 Coffee/Maté