Department of Music

Petrarch (1304-1374): Translations, Interpretations And Appropriations Through The Ages
London, November 2004

Invitation to the British Academy Symposium:
Petrarch (1304-1374)
Translations, Interpretations And Appropriations Through The Ages

In association with the Society for Italian Studies, the Modern Humanities Research
Association, and the Society for Renaissance Studies

Time: 10.00

Date: Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November 2004

Venue: The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

2004 marks the seven-hundredth anniversary of Petrarch's birth. It will be celebrated
by events in Italy and other countries where Petrarch has enjoyed an influence from
the Renaissance to the present. Not to be left out, and to bring to the foreground
the rich and complex relationship between Petrarch and the United Kingdom, modern
Petrarchists from the UK and Ireland are planning a two-day symposium.

The symposium will take advantage of the anniversary to explore how Petrarch has been
appropriated and interpreted through the ages this side of the channel. It will look
at Petrarch from the perspectives of literary history, iconography, epistolography,
musicology, and gender issues; and consider both Petrarch the humanist as well as
Petrarch the poet.

Conference fees

The registration fee for the colloquium is 30.00, with a discounted rate of 20 for
students and the retired. The fee includes tea and coffee and lunch.

To register for this event please contact:
The Meetings Department
Telephone: +44-(0)20 7969 5246   Email:
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