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 M├╝nzberg: 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/

12.45.14.0 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 man├Ęge

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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