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Road to Coimbra Session 2

  Dear Colleagues We are delighted to remind the programme of the online series “Road to SES Conference Coimbra 2022”. The second session will take place on the 27th May, 2021: CHAIR: Manuel Ferro SPEAKERS: Takao Kawanishi (University of Tokyo): The Study of the symbol of Holy Grail from Coimbra in Portugal to Japan Tamar Abramson (Tel Aviv University): The Donatello…

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Road to Coimbra, Programme

Dear member, As part of the SES 12th conference in Coimbra, we are holding a series of online sessions, “The Road to Coimbra”. Here you can see and download the full programme for all the upcoming sessions: SES Road to Coimbra Programme   *  

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Road to Coimbra Session 1

Dear Colleagues We are delighted to announce the provisory programme of the forthcoming online series “Road to SES Conference Coimbra 2022”. The first session will take place on the 29th April, 2021 (see pdf with abstracts). The Chair of the Society for Emblem Studies, Prof Ingrid Hoepel, and the Director of the Interuniversitary Centre for Camonian Studies, Prof. José Carlos Seabra Pereira, will…

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Memorial: Seraina Plotke

Mit großer Traurigkeit müssen wir den Tod von Prof. Dr. Seraina Plotke anzeigen. Seit dem Sommersemester 2019 war sie Professorin für Germanistische Mediävistik am Germanistischen Institut der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. Am 27. Oktober 2020 ist sie im Alter von nur 48 Jahren in ihrer Heimatstadt Basel verstorben. Seraina war eine fachlich engagierte, erfolgreiche Wissenschaftlerin und Lehrerin…

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Announcement and Call for Contributions: SES Liber Amicorum

“During this Saturnalia, at the behest of the illustrious Ambrogio Visconti, I composed a little book of epigrams, which I entitled emblems…” Andrea Alciato, Letter to Francesco Giulio Calvi, 9 January 1523 (link) Dear friends and colleagues, As you know, the need for social distancing has forced us to postpone our conference this year. Since…

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Memorial: Barbara Bowen

Barbara Bowen passed away in Autumn 2019, leaving a legacy of outstanding work in Renaissance humor and facetiae with a primary focus on Rabelais and Montaigne. She was a meticulous scholar and superb linguist, as is evidenced by one of her more labor-intensive and extremely valued publications, “Renaissance Collections of facetiae, 1344-1490: A New Listing.” Renaissance Quarterly 39…

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Emblem of the Month, n. 009

Memorialising Mary: The Monument to Mary Queen of Scots   Many of us who saw Josie Rourke’s recent (2018) film about Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoise Ronan and Margot Roberts, will remember that scene, quite late in the film, where the two Queens meet at some undisclosed location in the north of England. At…

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