NUME Research Group is pleased to announce the official program of NATURE & DREAM: STUDIES ON THE REPRESENTATION OF REALITY IN THE MIDDLE AGES 2017, a starting point for the development of a project aimed at the mental representations of reality during the European Middle Ages.

The roundtable will focus on the medieval category of reality, with particular attention to the relationship between nature and other worlds, such as the dream, the miracle, the legend, the epic. We will host scholars from around the world, giving their contribution to the problem of mental representation of the real in philosophical, literary and artistic fields, as well as the impact this representation has on specific aspects of European medieval culture.


ROUNDTABLE PROGRAM

(Each intervention will last 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion time)

 

9:00: Greetings

Dr. Roberto Del Monte
NUME Research Group

Dr. Leonardo Marchetti
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Per i boschi dell’immaginario. L’irruzione del drago nel paesaggio culturale agiografico latino-medioevale


Dr. Annemieke Verboon
University of Helsinki
The philosophical power of imagination and its relation with reality

 

Dr. Alice Comunelli
Università degli Studi di Genova
La rappresentaizone di animali simbolici nel ricamo ad Opus Anglicanum

 

Dr. Adriana Gallardo Luque
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
The forest as a gateway to an imaginary world in medieval christian thought: the tree, the man, the unicorn and the dragon

 

11:00-11:20: Coffee break

 

Prof. James Naus
Oakland University
Landscapes and Power: the use of crusading imagery in support of French Kingship in Suger’s Vita Ludovici Grossi

 

Dr. Mario Cobuzzi
Università degli Studi del Molise
La scoperta della natura nell’arte italiana del Duecento: il mito francescano e il ruolo della cultura federiciana

 

13:00-14:00: Lunch break

 

Dr. Giovanni Costabile
Università della Calabria
Il cerchio spezzato di Morgana: Gordel of the grene come la catena pedagogica circolare “morganica” in  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

 

Dr. Amanda Skamagka
Università Nazionale e Capodistriana di Atene
La rappresentazione della natura e della realtà ne La nobilissima barriera della Canea di Giancarlo Persio: testimonianze medievali nel Rinascimento cretese


We remind everyone that the roundtable will not be open to the public,
but we will provide a stream of the event on our Facebook page.

Ricordiamo a tutti che l’evento si svolgerà a porte chiuse,
ma forniremo uno streaming dell’evento sulla nostra pagina Facebook.


We work in partnership with Centro Studi Medievali “Ponzio di Cluny”Minima Medievalia and Perceval Archeostoria.

The roundtable is sponsored by Comune di Firenze and Regione Toscana.