To the Ends of the Earth: Journeys Ancient to Modern.

October 12-13, 2007

Keynote Lectures

Jas Elsner: Visiting Professor, Art History, Department of Classical Languages and Literature; Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Lisa Nakamura: Associate Professor, Department of Speech Communication and Asian American Studies. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Abstracts (listed by session)

Session 1: "Beyond the Sea

Nicholas Blackwell, Bryn Mawr College, "Swimming, floating, paddling and/or sailing to Cyprus: Pygmy Hippopotami and Seasonal Occupation at Akrotiri-Aetokremnos, Cyprus"

Matthew Farmer, Bryn Mawr College, "Curses at Sea:  The Strasbourg Epode as Curse and Poem"

Anna S. Uhlig, Princeton University, "Theocritus and the Sea"

Lori Kata, Bryn Mawr College, "Francisco de Zurbaran and the Mechanisms of Business Travel in the Spanish Empire"

Session 2: "Fantastic Voyage"

Hallie Franks, Harvard University, "Beyond the Reach of Travelers:  Landscape on the Lekythos of Xenophantos"

Kristen Gentile, Ohio State University, "Did Lucian Fall into Milk?:  The Influence of the Mysteries of Dionysus on Lucian's Verae Historiae"

Geoffrey Shamos, University of Pennsylvania, "Taking Place:  Early Modern Printed Maps of Exodus"

Micah Myers, Stanford University, "Travel, Desire, and Return in Propertius 4.3"

Session 3: "Like a Rolling Stone"

Laura Surtees, Bryn Mawr College, "The Bard's Quest for Knowledge"

Crawford Alexander Mann III., Yale University, "Thomas Cole's Voyages: Italy and the Metaphor of Maturation"

Nicholas Gresens, Indiana University -Bloomington, "Bragging Travelers and the Role of Travel in Strabo's Geography"

Melissa Bailey, Stanford University, "Winckelmann's Travels to Nowhere"

Session 4: "Around the World"

Jeremy Leftt, University of Pennsylvania, “Fellini’s Rome:  The Eternal Journey”

Roshan Abraham, University of Pennsylvania, "Travelers to an Antique Land:  Imperialism, Ethnography, and Cultural Identity in Philostratus"

Emily Bereskin, Bryn Mawr College, "Tourism and the Construction of Visual Culture in Northern Ireland"

Jennifer Noonan, Pennsylvania State, "The Gates:  A Modern Cathedral, A Pilgrimage Site"


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