Othello’s Island 2019, The 7th Annual Conference of Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, CVAR (Centre for Arts and Research), Nicosia, April 15–17, 2019
The Academic Board for Othello’s Island invites applications to present papers at the 7th edition of Othello’s Island. This will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus, in April 2018.
We are interested in hearing papers on diverse aspects of Byzantine, Medieval, Renaissance and early modern art, literature, history, society and other aspects of culture.
Our remit is broad, and so papers do not have to be related to Shakespeare, Cyprus or the Mediterranean. It is worth looking at the range of papers from past conferences to see that previous speakers have covered topics ranging from slavery in medieval Cyprus and Malta, to the impact of Italian Renaissance art on Cypriot Byzantine painting, and even discussion on the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf.
In the seven years of its existence, Othello’s Island has developed a reputation as one of the most liberal-minded and friendly medieval and renaissance studies conferences in the world today, and it is also genuinely interdisciplinary. In part this is due to the relatively small size of the event, which generates a true sense of community during the conference.
Our location in Cyprus allows for visits to some stunning Byzantine museums and other sites, and we are housed in the centre of the medieval old town of Nicosia, with its narrow winding streets and impressive city walls and gate houses.