From: Alice Zamboni <>
Date: Oct 9, 2018
Subject: CONF: Perceiving Processions (London, 24 Nov 19)London, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Somerset House, Strand, November 24, 2018
Registration deadline: Nov 24, 2018
Perceiving Processions: Eighth Early Modern Postgraduate Symposium
Organised by Talitha Schepers (The Courtauld Institute of Art / University of Kent) and Alice Zamboni (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
Supported by the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership
Free admission, all welcome. Advance booking requested.
09.00 – 09.30
09.30 – 09.45
09.45 – 11.00
Session 1: Royal Encounters
Bianca Schor (Independent Scholar, London):
Albert Eckhout’s tapestry ‘Le Roi Porté’ in Malta: a diplomatic encounter
Travis Seifman (University of California):
Displaying foreignness for prestige: Luchuan embassy processions in Edo, 1644-1850
Matthew Gin (Harvard University):
Rites of passage: re-tracing Princess Maria Teresa Rafaela’s entry into France (1745)
11.00 – 11.35 and coffee break
11.35 – 12.50
Session 2: Beyond the Documentary
Gemma Cornetti (The Warburg Institute, University of London):
Stefano della Bella and the triumphal entry of the Polish ambassador in Rome (1633)
Sabrina Lind (Ghent University):
A book without readers? Or the audience and the importance of the festival book(s) of the Joyous Entry into Antwerp in 1635
Gaylen Vankan (University of Liège):
Imagine Orient: a military procession by Jan Swart van Groningen
12.50 – 13.50 Lunch (Provided for speakers and chairs)
13.50 – 15. 05
Session 3: Performing Processions
Laila Dandachi (University of Vienna):
“The triumphal Exotic from the East”: the display of diplomatic performances of Early Modern Islamic Empires shaped by the iconic and emblematic nature of Islamic military arms and armour
Borja Franco Llopis and Francisco Orts-Ruiz (UNED, Madrid):
Muslims and Moriscos in the processions and royal entries in Iberia (14-16th Centuries). Beyond their visual representation
Esther Pramschiefer (University of Cologne):
Travelling theatres in Germany – audiences and actors proceeding outwards of walled cities
15.05 – 15.40 Tea and coffee break
15.40 – 16.30
Session 4: Religious Processions
Ashley Patton (University of Minnesota):
St Rose of Lima: identity, performance, and surrogacy
Massoumeh Assemi (The Courtauld Institute of Art):
Muharram processions
16.30 – 16.40 Short Break
16.40 – 17.30
Session 5: Itinerant Processions
Raoul DuBois (University of Zurich):
Temporality and mediality of the processions in travelogues of the 15th and 16th century
Nicholas Mazer Crummey (Independent Scholar, Budapest):
Observing a city in motion: an Englishman’s account of the 1675 Ottoman imperial circumcision festival in Edirne
17.30 – 18.00 Closing Remarks
18.00: Reception (Front Hall)
Reference / Quellennachweis:
CONF: Perceiving Processions (London, 24 Nov 19). In:, Oct 9, 2018. <>.

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