Europa's Long Renaissance: Myth, Metamorphoses, Migrations

Organised by Dr Davide Messina and Dr Carlo Pirozzi.


Time Title Speaker
5.15pm Welcome: Europa and Her Paean Davide Messina, University of Edinburgh
5.30pm Europe’s Europes: Metamorphoses of an Idea from Ovid to Ariosto Nicola Gardini, University of Oxford
6.15pm Europa in the Scottish National Gallery Aidan Weston-Lewis, National Galleries of Scotland
6.45pm Viaggio d’Europa (1954/55, RAI), Paola Masino and Vittorio Rieti (radio-opera, excerpt)
7.00pm Bridge Marjorie LotfiGill
7.15pm Felice Europa(1572) by Andrea Gabrieli Marco Ramelli (guitar), Simona Cenci & Lorna Holl (voice)

The event will be followed by a wine reception and an exhibition of four wood engravings by Jonathan Gibbs of Edinburgh College of Art.

The rape of Europa by Francesco Albani
Oct 12 2017 -

Europa's Long Renaissance: Myth, Metamorphoses, Migrations

This open seminar in Italian Studies at the University of Edinburgh connects and celebrates three important anniversaries: the European Treaty of Rome (1957), Ovid’s bimillennium, and the first translation in print of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Renaissance Italy (1497). The study of the early-modern interpretations, translations, and adaptations of the founding myth of Europa, as told in the Metamorphoses, will lead to a broader discussion on the creation of a European cultural identity and the meaning of this myth today.

Project room (1.06)
50 George Square