Conference 2016


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

Keynote speakers

Professor Christopher Celenza, The Johns Hopkins University

Professor Virginia Cox, New York University

Professor Marianne Pade, Danish Academy at Rome

Professor Hans Jürgen Scheuer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


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