Conference: ‘Inventing Past Narratives. Venice and the Adriatic Space’, 12th December 2022

This conference aims to explore the dialogue between Venice and the Adriatic area from a specific perspective: of the construction of the past. We would like to create a dialogue between specialists from various disciplines and examine the validity of interdisciplinary approaches: textual and visual, material, and historiographic. The chronological and geographical perspective chosen, which covers the late Middle Ages and the early modern age and focuses on the interaction between Venice and other centers in the Adriatic area, will indeed enable us to describe how the past is used to explore the mechanism of memory and recognition through which, when looking at artifacts or reading texts staging Venetian past, beholders are reminded of the shared values this past embodies.

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Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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