Saturday, November 24th
Thanks to all of you for a truly marvelous conference and for the great conversation and good cheer this evening at dinner. For those going on tomorrow’s walk in Trastevere…
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Meeting point: front porticus of the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere (about an eight-minute walk from John Cabot University’s Guarini Campus; fifteen minutes from Palazzo Farnese)
Recommended attire: watertight shoes; layered dress for rain; umbrella
The walk will be very informal and will last until 12:30ish, depending on the weather. The forecasts are currently showing heavy showers. Please feel free to come and go as you wish. The walk is open to everyone, whether or not you signed up.
We will begin at Santa Maria in Trastevere; explore medieval bits and pieces of the surrounding neighborhood and their integration with the modern; and end with a look at William Kentridge’s Triumphs & Laments on the Tiber, with emphasis on the figures of medieval inspiration.
Friday, November 23rd
Addenda and Corrigenda:
Thursday, November 22nd
Many thanks for the exhilarating day of papers and conversations. Below are a few updates regarding tomorrow (Friday) and the rest of the conference.
All sessions on Friday and Saturday will take place at John Cabot University’s Guarini Campus (Via della Lungara, 233). The entrance is across the Tiber from Palazzo Farnese. The closest landmarks are Porta Settimiana and the Villa Farnesina, which we highly recommend visiting in your spare time (http://www.villafarnesina.it/?lang=en).
Four publishing houses–Arc Humanities Press, Carocci Editore, Gangemi Editore, and Viella–will have display tables in room GG1, near the Aula Magna. Please pay them a visit.
Refreshments will be served in the Aula Magna anteroom during both the morning and afternoon coffee breaks.
Now for a few ifs…
If you have not yet received your conference badge and registration folder, which contains the conference program, please pick them up at the welcome desk tomorrow morning.
If you are expecting friends or visitors to come to the conference who have not yet registered, please let them know that they can still register the same way you did. The instructions are online at www.themamo.org.
If you plan to take part in Sunday’s informal site visits from 10:00-13:00, please sign the list at the registration desk tomorrow (Friday). Guests and friends are welcome to come along. The walk will focus on the integration of medieval and modern in Trastevere, with a special visit to William Kentridge’s Triumphs & Laments, a colossal frieze of images from the history of Rome traced into the natural gray accretions on the Tiber river wall in 2016. Kentridge, a South African artistic polymath, recently received the Accademia dei Lincei’s highest award partly in recognition of this work. The image on our conference poster and program show two figures from the frieze: Lucas Cranach’s Bapstesel, and Rome as a Widow from a 1447 manuscript of Fazio degli Uberti’s Dittamondo (Paris, BN, Ital. 81, f. 18r). The walk will be led by Lila Yawn, who served as curator of historical research and iconography for the project.
Cancellations and substitutions:
Session 6 (Thursday) – Linda Nolan, What to do with the medieval material past? Apostolic Visitations to churches in Rome during late 16th-17th centuries
Session 36 (Saturday) – Alessio Innocenti, Middle Ages, Tourism and Cultural Routes – paper will be read by the session chair, M. J. Toswell
Wednesday, November 21st
Erratum corrige: Session 31 will take place in room G11 (not in GK13 as the short-form program states).
Assistants: Through the main days of the conference, a host of volunteers will help us keep things running smoothly, both at the welcome desk and in the lecture halls. They include members of the École française de Rome; MA and BA students from John Cabot University; and twenty-five students from Italian scientific and classical licei. You will recognize the assistants from their MAMO conference badges and, in the case of the liceo students, from their informal uniform of a white shirt and black trousers or skirt. If you need assistance, please ask them. We are deeply grateful to these volunteers for their generous help.