The third conference of the Nordic Network for Renaissance Studies:

An international, multidisciplinary conference in Oslo organized by the Norwegian Renaissance Society.


Venue: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo (map).


Conference documents in pdf:

Detailed programme with overview of sessions

List of participants

Book of abstracts




Wednesday 28 September


12.00-13.00: Registration and Coffee/Tea


13.00 Welcome by Professor Øivind Andersen, Secretary General of the Academy, and by

Associate Professor Unn Falkeid, Chair of The Norwegian Renaissance Society


13.30-14.30 Keynote lecture: Professor Christopher Celenza, Johns Hopkins University:

“Text as Prototype: Five Ways of looking at Philology in the Italian Renaissance”


15.00-16.30: Papers


17.00-18.30: Papers



Thursday 29 September


09.00 Coffee/Tea


9.30-10.30 Keynote lecture: Professor Virginia Cox, New York University:

“The Exemplary Vittoria Colonna”


11.00-12.30: Papers


13.00-14.00 Lunch at Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus

Gabels gt. 16, 0272 Oslo (5 min. walk from the Academy)

14.00-15.00 Keynote lecture: Professor Hans Jürgen Scheuer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

“Women, Sacrifice, and The Politics of Virtue. Lucretia – Verginia – Susanna:

Historical Prototypes of Future Communities in 16th-century German Tragedia


15.30-17.00 Papers


17.30-19.00 Papers


Friday 30 September


09.00: Coffee/Tea


09.30-10.30 Keynote lecture: Professor Marianne Pade, The Danish Academy in Rome:

“The Latin Thucydides and the development of Western political lexicon”


11.00-12.30 Papers


12.30-13.30 Lunch at the Academy


13.30-15.00 Papers


15.30-16.30 Papers


17.00-18.00 Book Presentation by Professor Victor Plathe Tschudi (The Oslo School of Architecture and Design) and

Professor Ingrid Rowland (Notre Dame University)

Moderator: Professor Christopher Celenza (John Hopkins University)


18.00-18.40 Reception


18.40 Conference Dinner at the Academy


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