Wednesday, April 29, 2009

*The Renaissance and Early Modern Horse*

Roehampton University

Provisional Programme

Friday 19 June 2009

10.00-11.0 Registration and Welcome

11.00-12.45 Cultural Horses
Esther Münzberg: Images of horses in the illustrated book of H.R.E. Charles V and the baroque Viennese book

Sarah Cantor: Caravaggio's horses: conflicting ideals in the two versions of the conversion of St. Paul

Kevin de Ornellas: "Passively overwhelmed": a post-Freudian analysis of Venture's reckless horse-racing in James Shirley's /Hide Parke/ Lunch

14.00-15.45 Horsemanship

Elspeth Graham: William Cavendish, Bolsover Castle and a general history of horsemanship

Elisabetta Deriu: Rare early modern documents on horses and horsemanship from the manuscript collection of the Institut de France in Paris

Donna Landry: Early Ottoman horsemanship and Ottoman difference

15.45-16.15 Tea

16.15-18.0 Training and Treating

Pia Cuneo: Visual aids: equestrian iconography and the training of horse, rider and reader in 17th. century German books of horsemanship

Lucy Worsley The material culture of the manège

Louise Curth The most excellent of animal creatures: health care for horses

18.30-19.30 Reception
20.0- Conference Dinner: Munal Restaurant. West Putney

Saturday 20 June 2009

09.30-11.15: Horse-Human Natures

Erica Fudge: The language of horses

Sonja Fielitz: "Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them ...": Representations of horses on the early modern stage

Gabriel Egan: " 'Ride me as you would be rid': the horse in Brome and Heywood's /The Witches of //Lancashire///

11.15-11.45 Coffee

11.45-13.30 Breeding

Andrea Tonni: The Renaissance studs of the Gonzagas of Mantua

Sandra Swart: Horse breeding in 17th. century South Africa

Ian MacInnes : Altering a race of jades: horse breeding and geohumoralism in Shakespeare

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.15 Horse-Human Relations

Greg Bankoff : The Caballo in Caballero: horses and social standing in the early modern Philippines

Jennifer Flaherty: Know us by our horses: equine imagery in Shakespeare's Henriad

Bruce Boehrer: Baiardo's Legacy (Ariosto)

16.15-16.45 Tea

16.45-18.30 Horse Racing

Elizabeth Tobey: The palio in Renaissance Italy

Richard Nash: "Breeding rebellion: the curious case of Byerley's charger"

Pete Edwards: Early horse racing at Epsom

19.30- Buffet supper, Richmond

Sunday 21 June 2009

We are hoping to arrange a trip to visit the Epsom race course and Epsom town as an option for participants.


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