BETWEEN EMPIRES
'Orientalism' Before 1600

TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
12-15 JULY 2001


Provisional Programme

        Thursday 12 July

12.00

Registration Opens
(Old College Office)

3.00

I

PLENARY: BETWEEN EMPIRES
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

John Tolan (Université de Nantes)
The impossibility of dialogue: Francis of Assisi preaches to the Egyptian Sultan al-Kamil (1219)

Nabil Matar (Florida Institute of Technology)
Occidentalism before 1600? Abu Faris al-Fishtali and the Anglo-Spanish Conflict, 1588-1596

Chair: Ananya Kabir (Trinity College, Cambridge)

4.30

Tea
(Blue Boar Common Room)

5.00-
6.30

II

BYZANTIUM
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

Filip Van Tricht (Ghent University)
Latin West and Byzantine East in the Byzantine Empire after 1204: the story of a promising cooperation 

Dimitri Korobeinikov (Exeter College, Oxford)
Byzantium and the Ilkhans: two Empires in contact

Chair: Peter Sarris (Trinity College, Cambridge)

THE EAST IN EARLY MODERN LITERATURE
(Old Combination Room)

Marion Hollings (Middle Tennessee State University)
Early modern European travel narratives and the discourses of Barbarism

Abdullah al-Dabbagh (United Arab Emirates University)
Shakespeare's Orientalism: Hamlet, King Lear and Sufism

Chair: Ken Parker (Institute of English Studies, University of London)

6.30-7.30

Reception
(Fellows' Bowling Green)

7.30

Conference Dinner
(Hall)



        Friday 13 July

8.00-
9.00

Breakfast
(Hall)

9.30

III

MONSTERS AND MARVELS
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

John R. Perry (University of Chicago)
Wonders of creation: the cultural contexts of monsters in medieval Christendom, Islam and China

Heather Blurton (Columbia University)
Orientalizing Grendel

Catherine E. Karkov (Miami University, Ohio)
A Marvelous Possession: Monsters, miracles and the 'Orientalizing' of Ireland in the Topographia Hibernica of Gerald of Wales

Chair: Ananya Kabir (Trinity College, Cambridge)

EAST BY SOUTH EAST
(Old Combination Room)

Suzanne Conklin Akbari (University of Toronto)
Locating India: the fourth continent, the fourth son of Noah, and Prester John

Julia Garrett (University of Nebraska at Omaha)
Justice, Death and the Body: Asian Cultures in English Cosmography 

Peter Miller (Bard College)
Africa in Provence: N. C. F. de Peiresc (1580-1637) and the antiquarian discovery of the non-classical world

Chair: Alfred Hiatt (Trinity College, Cambridge)

11.00

Coffee
(Blue Boar Common Room)

11.30

IV

THE 'ORIENT' IN MEDIEVAL ENGLAND
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

Tamar Drukker (Darwin College, Cambridge)
The East in late-medieval English historiography

Jenna Mead (University of Tasmania)
Chaucer's Treatise on the Astrolabe: Measuring Orientalism

Catherine Sanok (University of Washington, Seattle)
East of England: 'Orientalism' in Middle English Virgin Martyr legends

Chair: Suzanne M. Yeager (University of Toronto)

DYNAMICS OF ENCOUNTER
(Old Combination Room)

Adnan A. Husain (New York University)
Dialogic encounters: power, resistance and cultural transmission in thirteenth-century crusade and mission

Yasser Tabbaa (Oberlin College)
Common Origin, Divergent Development: The hospital in Islam and the medieval West

Carolina Lo Nero (Caius College, Cambridge)
Citizens and Citizenship Status in the Central Middle Ages in Spain. A Comparison between Islam and Christianity

Chair: John Tolan (Université de Nantes)

NARRATIVES OF MERCHANDISE
(Junior Parlour)

Jennie M. Evenson (University of Michigan)
Abundance, Trade, and Divine Will in The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

Walter S. H. Lim (National University of Singapore)
Representing China: English Travel Narratives and the Archaeology of Desire

Jane Hwang Degenhardt (University of Pennsylvania)
Importing China: 'china' and 'tea' in Renaissance England

Chair: Linda Bradley Salamon (George Washington University)

1.00

Lunch
(Hall)

2.30

V

FOREIGN POLICY AND THE ELIZABETHAN STAGE
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

Mark Hutchings (University of Aberdeen)
Anglo-Ottoman relations and the English stage, 1580-1600

Gareth M. Euridge (Denison University)
The East is a foreign country; they do things similarly there: internationalizing the Tudor myth on the Elizabethan stage

Deanne Williams (York University, Ontario)
'No Man's Elizabeth'

Chair: Ken Parker (Institute of English Studies, University of London)

IMAGINING THE EAST IN MEDIEVAL FRENCH ROMANCE AND EPIC
(Old Combination Room)

Sharon Kinoshita (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Cairo Nights: Floire et Blanchefleur and the Crusader imaginary

Michelle R. Warren (University of Miami)
La chanson de Roland between France and the East Indies

Carolyn Duffey (Stanford University)
Cross-Sexing the Crusades: Transvestism, Race Mixing, and Postcolonial Anxiety in Tristan de Nanteuil

Chair: Catherine E. Karkov (Miami University, Ohio)

POLITICS AND PHILOSOPHY
(Junior Parlour)

Jeremiah Hackett (University of South Carolina)
Roger Bacon and Orientalism

Amanda Power (Caius College, Cambridge)
Roger Bacon's proposal for Christian understanding of the 'Orient'

Cary J. Nederman (Texas A&M University)
Eastern advice for the Western King: The Secreta Secretorum and medieval Latin political thought

Chair: Alfred Hiatt (Trinity College, Cambridge)

4.00

Tea
(Blue Boar Common Room)

4.30-
6.00

VI

COMMUNAL IDENTITY IN MEDIEVAL CONTACT ZONES
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

Merav Mack (Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge)
Between oligopoly and communal responsibility: the Italians in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1187-1195

Michele Lamprakos (MIT)
Mediterranean Identities and the Rise of Classicism

Chair: Adnan A. Husain (New York University)

OTTOMANS AND EUROPEANS: EARLY MODERN INTERACTIONS
(Old Combination Room)

Gerald MacLean (Wayne State University)
Elizabethan Ottomanism: performing for the Porte, 1580-1600

Simon Tibbs (Newcastle University)
Careers and Confessions: Dallam, Blount and the Controversy about Renegades in Early Modern England

Chair: Jerry Brotton (Royal Holloway, University of London)

6.15

Dinner
(Hall)

7.15

VII

NIGHT MUSIC
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

Christopher Page (University of Cambridge)
Music and the Rise of Europe

Chair: Alfed Hiatt (Trinity College, Cambridge)

8.00

Concert
(Chapel)



           Saturday 14 July

8.00-
9.00

Breakfast
(Hall)

9.30

VIII

PLENARY: THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

Gilles Veinstein (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)
Interpreters at different levels in the Ottoman empire

Suraiya Faroqhi (Universität München)
The Ottoman administration views European traders (c. 1550-1600) 

Chair: Jerry Brotton (Royal Holloway, University of London)

11.00

Coffee
(Blue Boar Common Room)

11.30

IX

SARACENS AND CHRISTIANS
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

Glaire D. Anderson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
'Burning the Synagogue of the Saracens': Contextualizing Islamicizing Architecture in 12th-Century Constantinople

Albrecht Classen (University of Arizona)
'Die Heidin': A late-medieval experiment in cultural rapprochment between Christians and Saracens

Diane Butler (Cornell University)
Authenticating the Exotic: West meets East in Sixteenth-Century Nuremberg

Chair: Nebahat Avcioglu

SACRED TEXTS
(Old Combination Room)

Katharine Scarfe Beckett (University of Cambridge)
Saracens and others through biblical interpretation

Thomas E. Burman (University of Tennessee)
Polemic, philology and ambivalence: the study of the Quran in western Europe from 1140 to 1540

Zur Shalev (Princeton University)
Benito Arias Montano and the Maps of the Biblia Regia

Chair: R. W. Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge)

1.00

Lunch
(Hall)

2.30

X

OTTOMAN PERCEPTIONS AND SELF-PERCEPTIONS
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

David J. Drogin (Harvard University)
Inhabiting Representation: Ottoman Manipulation of European Images of the Turk

Metin Kunt (SabancI University)
Ottoman Images and Self-images in the Sixteenth Century

Nebahat Avcioglu (University of Cambridge)
The Ottomans and the allegories of tyranny in the frontispiece to George Sandys' A Relation of a Journey (1615)

Chair: Suraiya Faroqhi (Universität München)

JERUSALEM IN THE MEDIEVAL ENGLISH IMAGINARY
(Old Combination Room)

Anthony Bale (Exeter College, Oxford)
Roads to Nowhere: Jerusalem and Winchester, Christian and Jewish Pilgrimage, in Richard of Devizes' Cronicon

Suzanne M. Yeager (University of Toronto)
Reclaiming the Fall of the Temple in The Siege of Jerusalem

Gerald Silverman (University of Cambridge)
The Image of the Temple in the Middle Ages 

Chair: Albrecht Classen (University of Arizona)

4.00

Tea
(Blue Boar Common Room)

4.30

XI

ANGLO-TURKISH INTERACTIONS
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

Linda Bradley Salamon (George Washington University)
'The Turk' as Oriental Despot in Roger Ascham's A Report of Germany

Patricia A. Cahill (Emory University)
Turkish Fraternity and the Making of an English Social Body 

Bindu Malieckal (Saint Anselm College)
Virgins, Concubines, and Commodities: Elizabeth I, Sultana Safiye, and the Traffic in Turkish Women in the Early Modern World 

Chair: TBA

COMMERCE AND CAPTIVITY
(Old Combination Room)

Eric Dursteler (Brigham Young University)
Commerce and Coexistence: Venetian and Ottoman Merchants in the Early Modern Era

Michael Uebel (University of Kentucky)
Gifts from the East: A Medieval Phenomenology of Exchange 

Ozlem Berk (Mugla Universitesi, Turkey)
Pedro's Forced Journey to Constantinople: Memoirs of a Spanish Slave among the Turks

Chair: Suraiya Faroqhi (Universität München)

6.00-

FREE EVENING



            Sunday 15 July

8.00-
9.00

Breakfast
(Hall)

9.30

XII

DRAMATIC AND MUSICAL INTERACTION
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

Nils Holger Petersen (University of Copenhagen)
Liturgy, Drama, and Theology: Early Medieval Representational Practices and the Orthodox Theology of the Incarnation

Emre Araci (University of Cambridge)
An organ for the Sultan and a mehter for the King: Turco-European musical exchanges before 1600

Chair: Alfred Hiatt (Trinity College, Cambridge)

TRADE AND CONQUEST
(Old Combination Room)

Joan-Pau Rubiés (London School of Economics)
Late-medieval ambassadors and the practice of cross-cultural encounters, 1250-1500

Timothy Weiss (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
World Picture in Camões's Os Lusíadas

Jyotsna G. Singh (Michigan State University)
Formations of Early Modern Eurocentrism: Edward Terry's A Voyage to East India (1655) and The Merchants and Mariners Preservation Thanksgiving (1649)

Chair: R. W. Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge)

11.00

Coffee
(Blue Boar Common Room)

11.30

XIII

PLENARY: BETWEEN FAITH AND HISTORY
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre)

Jonathan Riley-Smith (University of Cambridge)
The kingdom of Jerusalem as a meeting ground between East and West

Lisa Jardine (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London)
Medieval and Early modern interaction between Europe and the Orient

Chair: John Tolan (Université de Nantes)

1.00

Lunch
(Hall)

2.00

XIV

ROUND TABLE
(Old Combination Room)

All Delegates
'Orientalism' Before 1600?

Chairs: Alfred Hiatt and Ananya Kabir (Trinity College, Cambridge)

3.30

Conference Closes