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2012 Florence in Italy and Abroad

 

The 2012 conference, titled "Florence in Italy and Abroad: From Vespucci to Contemporary Innovators," was held from November 9 to 10. Organized and coordinated as a collaboration between Florence University of the Arts and SUNY Stony Brook, the two conference days took place at the sQuola campus and featured international speakers from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. 

The complete conference program, conference abstracts and bios for day 1 and day 2, as well as the e-publication of the conference acts may be downloaded. 

DAY 1

Conference Opening

Greetings from the Commission: Deans D. Mazzanti and L. Soave, FUA; Dean W. Arens - Prof. M. B. Mignone, SBU
Plenary Speakers: Eugenio Giani - Moderator: D. Mazzanti, FUA

{Benigni} FLORENCE THROUGH AMERICA’S EYES

Speakers: S. Martelli, Università degli Studi di Salerno; P. Giordano, UCF; E. Contreras, Harvard University
Moderators: Prof. N. Brownlees, Università degli Studi di Firenze - S. Ferrini, FUA

{MORANTE} VESPUCCI’S LEGACY: ESPLORATORI “POLITICI” E “SOCIOLOGICI”

Speakers: S. Luconi, Università di Padova; F. Pira, Università degli Studi di Udine; S. Lagi. Florence University of the Arts
Moderators: Prof. M. B. Mignone, SBU; V. Dolara, FUA

{BENIGNI} IL CONCETTO DI VIAGGIO E LA SUA EVOLUZIONE

Speakers: L. Rombai, Università degli Studi; G. Joh, J School-C. Carrega -D. Weiss-A. Trapani, FUA; L. Giardino, FUA
Moderators: G. Joh, J School-FUA; L. Giardino, FUA

{MORANTE} STUDENT PANEL

Speakers: Prof. E. Biagini, FUA; Prof. I. Laminpää and Mass Communication class, FUA;  Dean W. Arens, Prof. M. B. Mignone
Moderators: Prof. N. Brownlees, Università degli Studi di Firenze - L. Soave, FUA

DAY 2

Plenary Speakers: Prof. B. Hsiao - Vice President for Research, SBU; Dean W. Arens, SBU; Distinguished Prof. M. B. Mignone, SBU
Moderator: Prof. M. B. Mignone, SBU

{BENIGNI} INTERCULTURAL ASPECTS

Speakers: M. Bernheim, University of Miami; J. Bolton Holloway, University of Colorado; G. Lahav, SBU; S. Massari, University of Siena & University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Moderators: Prof. M. B. Mignone, SBU; N. Takàcs, FUA

{MORANTE} VESPUCCI AS A CHARACTER: PAST AND PRESENT

Speakers: G. Gazzola, SBU; M. Bonciani, Corriere Fiorentino; P. Carravetta, SBU
Moderator: M. Pierguidi, FUA

{BENIGNI} FLORENCE SIGHT OVER AMERICA

Speakers: S. Patnode, Farmingdale State College; A. Cannizzaro, UPTER; J. Umbreit, Screenwriter
Moderator: G. Joh, J School-FUA

{MORANTE} CULTURAL TRADITIONS AND INNOVATIONS

Speakers: S. Rosenstreich, Dowling; Z. Nowak, The Umbra Institute; E. Ascione, Università degli Studi di Perugia
Moderators: C. Carrega, FUA; M. Pierguidi, FUA

 



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