(The program might be subject to slight changes)

March 29

09:00 Arrival and Registration

09:30 Opening Welcome

Rocco De Nicola (Director of the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)

Riccardo Olivito (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)

Representing Movement: Images and Texts

Morning Session

10:00 Keynote lecture: Discus Throwing as "technique du corps"

Maria Luisa Catoni (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca), Luca Giuliani (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)

11:15 Coffee Break

11:30 Panel 1: Movement and Images

Chair: Linda Bertelli (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)

  • Francesco Cassini (Columbia University), Narrative and Power: Towards a New Reading of Space in Roman Historical Reliefs

  • Di Lin (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca), Iconographical Echoes of the Reclining "Endymion" in the Buddhist Pictorial Tradition

  • Dominika Kazsubska (University of Padova), Stasis and Dynamicity in the Pompeian Wall Paintings: the Case of Wallpapers Patterns

  • Livia Fasolo (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca), The Transmission of Images and the Alteration of Their Meaning: "The Two Ladies" of Vittore Carpaccio and the "Hunting on the Lagoon" after Their Material Reunification


13:00 Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

14:30 Keynote lecture: Mobile as a Stone. Movement of Materials across the Ancient Mediterranean

Alessandro Poggio (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)

15:45 Coffee Break

16:00 Panel 2: Movement and Texts

Chair: Ruggero Longo (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)

  • Sofia Heim (University of Oslo), Travel the Distance: The Epinician as a Poetic Vessel

  • Mathijs Clement (Ghent University), Wandering Identities. Space and Self-Fashioning in Fourth-Century Autobiographical Poetry

  • Piril Us-MacLennan (Ghent University), Narration of Movement and Movement within Narration: A Case Study of Michael Attaleiates’s History


17:15 Round-table discussion

19:00 Reception

March 30

09:10 Train to Pisa Centrale

Morning Session

10:00 Visit to the Museum of Ancient Ships (Pisa)

Guided visit with Andrea Camilli (Director of the Museum of Ancient Ships)

13:00 Lunch Break

14:20 Train to Lucca Centrale

Afternoon Session

Movement between Freedom and Constraints: Mobility on and by Water

15:30 Keynote lecture: Travelling at Sea: a Space Full of Constraints

Pascal Arnaud (University Lumière-Lyon 2)

16:45 Coffee Break

17:00 Panel 3: Movement on/by Land and Water

Chair: Riccardo Olivito (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)

  • Lidia Chiné Zapater (University Complutense of Madrid), Experiencing Movement and Motion in Ancient Roman Gardens

  • Manuela Ritondale (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca - University of Groningen), Approaching Hazardous Theories: Implications and Limits of the Nautical Uniformitarianism Principle to Model Mediterranean Seaborne Movement during the Classical Period

  • Denise Ugliano (Università degli studi di Napoli "Federico II"), The Movement of the Water in Fluctus: Metaphorical Uses and Psychological Sway in Seneca’s Tragedies


20:00 Social Dinner

March 31

LYNX International Conference "Movement and Multimodality"

(funded by the PAI Junior Project: Perceived Places. Representation, Visualisation and Perception of Images of Space and Monuments )

April 1

Ritual Movement

Morning Session

09:30 Keynote lecture: Movement in Victory and Death: Ritual Processions in Ancient Rome

Ida Östenberg (University of Gothenburg)

10:45 Coffee Break

11:00 Panel 4: Ritual Movement

Chair: Eleanor Betts (Open University)

  • Sara Mura (University of Amsterdam), Moving to the Rhythm of Death: a Sensory Approach to Punic Funerary Landscape

  • Caterina Lobianco (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca), Herakles-Melqart. Possible Journey of an Iconography

  • Giorgio Ferri (Sapienza Università di Roma), Ritual Movement at Rome between Freedom and Constraints. Two Case-Studies: the Salian Rituals and the Lupercalia


Closing Remarks and Final Discussion