Friday 17th, October
10.00–10.30 Einar Petterson, Prof., University of Oslo
Virgin Martyrs: A Patristic re-vision
10.45–11.15 Kirsten Stabel, M.A.
Anastasis and Descensus. Christ in Limbo in Byzantine and Western iconography. (Kristi strid i dødsriket)
11.45–12.15 Leif Holm Monssen, Prof., University of Oslo
Notes on the Virtuous Christian Soldier in Cinquecento Italy
Heroes, Heroics and Heroism
14.00–14.30 Sivert Thue, M.A., Researcher, Munch Museum, Oslo
Did Laocoon deserve his punishment? Pagan Hamartia and Christian sin in El Greco’s “Laocoon"
14.45–15.15 Tor Hønnigstad, M.A.
Pieter Lastman: “Constantine's Victory at the Milvian Bridge”, 1602
15.45–16.15 Arne Holm, dr.polit.
An ideological interpretation of Giuseppi Chiari’s “Apotheosis of Marc Antonio Colonna II” in Palazzo Colonna
Saturday, 18th October
Popes, propriety and public relations
09.15–09.45 Karen Lloyd, cand. PhD, Rutgers University
What’s in a name? Cinzio and Pietro Aldobrandini as Papal nephews and Patrons
10.00–10.30 Torgeir Melsæter, cand. PhD, University of Antwerp
Heraldic and para-heraldic elements in Roman Baroque Art and Architecture as Mediators of Papal Virtues
11.00–11.30 Roumiana Popova, cand. PhD, Univ. of Amsterdam
Poetic Representation of Insight and Virtue in The Studiolo of Alessandro Farnese at Caprarola. A cryptic portrait of Aristotle in the guise of Paul III and Plato?