Colloque : Frances A. Yates: Work and Legacy, Londres, The Warburg Institute, le 30 et 31 mai 2019

Frances A. Yates was one of the most original, influential and controversial Warburg scholars of the twentieth century. This conference brings together former students and colleagues of Yates with scholars who work in the many fields to which she made her distinguished contributions.

This conference will explore the academic and intellectual legacy of Dame Frances A. Yates in the diverse areas of scholarship and contemporary culture – from esotericism to architecture – which have been influenced, stimulated and transformed by her work. The two-day colloquium will  bring together academics who knew and worked with Yates, as well as scholars who work in fields to which she made her important contributions, ranging from Renaissance art history and festivals, Shakespeare studies and Giordano Bruno to the history of science, Hermeticism and the “Art of Memory”.  Drawing on the current state of research, the presentations will offer reappraisals of the various influential theses of Frances Yates and their methodological and interdisciplinary innovations, while also charting new venues of academic inquiry into the construction and transmission of knowledge.

Speakers: Sydney Anglo, Lina Bolzoni, Peter Burke, Mary Carruthers, Stephen Clucas, Wouter Hanegraaff, Deborah Harkness, James Knowles, Dilwyn Knox, Ewa Kociszewska, Margaret McGowan, Elizabeth McGrath, Sophie Page, Margaret Shewring, Charlotte Skene Catling, György Szönyi and Bill Sherman.

Thursday, 30 May:

9.00 Registration

9.30-11.00: Session 1 – Chair: Paul Taylor

Elizabeth McGrath
Frances Yates as Warburgian

Margaret McGowan
The Resilience of Phantom Ideas

11.00-11.30: Tea & Coffee

11.30-13.00: Session 2 – Chair: Elizabeth McGrath

Ewa Kociszewska
TBC: Frances Yates and French Festivals

Margaret Shewring
TBC: Frances Yates and Renaissance and Early Modern Festivals

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-16.00: Session 3 – Chair: Claudia Wedepohl

Mary Carruthers
The Medieval Matrix of the Art of Memory

Lina Bolzoni
TBC: The Art of Memory in the Renaissance

Charlotte Skene Catling
TBC: Yates, memory and architecture

16.00-16.30: Tea & Coffee

16:30-18.00: Session 4 – Chair: Alessandro Scafi

Brian Copenhaver
TBC

Peter Burke
Between G. B. Harrison and Aby Warburg: The Intellectual Development of Frances Yates

Friday, 31 May:

9.30-11.00: Session 5 – Chair: Bill Sherman

Sydney Anglo
From Court Revels to the Cosmos. The ‘Flatulent Rhapsodies’ of Clement Armstrong

James Knowles
TBC: Yates and Shakespeare

11.00-11.30: Tea & Coffee

11.30-13.00: Session 6 – Chair: Jill Kraye

Sophie Page
Frances Yates and Ritual Magic

Dilwyn Knox
Frances Yates and Giordano Brun

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.30: Session 7 – Chair: Charles Burnett

György Szönyi
The Discreet Charm of Hermeticism: the work of Frances Yates as seen from East-Central Europe

Wouter Hanegraaff
Frances Yates in Ancient Egypt

15.30-16.00: Tea & Coffee

16.00-17.30: Session 8 – Chair: Yuri Stoyanov

Stephen Clucas
TBC: Frances Yates’s conception of John Dee as a ‘Hermetic Magus’

Bill Sherman and Deborah Harkness
TBC: Frances Yates and John Dee

Organised by Paul Taylor (Warburg Institute) and Yuri Stoyanov (School of Oriental and African Studies). Funded by the Warburg Institute and SAS Coffin Funding.

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