Università degli Studi di Firenze
Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia
Dottorato in Studi Storici

International Association GAHIA – Geography And Historiography In Antiquity

 

 

II Seminar of Historical Geography of the Ancient World

 

L’immagine del mondo nei racconti di viaggio:

dalla tradizione storico-letteraria antica

al materiale di archivio di età moderna

 

 

18-19 November 2019

 

 

Sala Comparetti della Biblioteca Umanistica
Piazza Brunelleschi 4, 50121 Firenze

 

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The initiative is linked to the first Seminar on Historical Geography of the Ancient World, held in Florence in April 2018. Already on that occasion, in fact, the breadth of the themes and the wealth of archive material available had highlighted the opportunity to continue profitable lines of investigation.

In this perspective, therefore, we intend to continue the historical-philological-archaeological research on the sources that, through the travel stories of the Greco-Roman era, led to an expansion of the geographical horizon translated into renewed conceptions of the world whose fortune is found until the modern age.

The recovery of the experiences of the ancients gave rise to reports and “re-readings” which, starting from the 17th century AD, made it possible to read in parallel the lives of travellers who were far away in time. Alongside travel accounts, the primary source of precious information on individual geographical contexts, the work of scholars who, in a pioneering manner, had systematically tackled the history of ancient geographical thought, constitutes a fundamental line of research, especially through the study of the rich archive material.

The second Florence seminar is therefore a moment of comparison between the different perspectives with which the study of the history of the idea of the world inhabited from the ancient to the modern age has been approached. The meeting of young scholars (with the participation of Italian and Spanish doctoral students) with recognized specialists in the field aims to promote, at an international level, an exchange of knowledge and experience essential to the reconstruction of a fundamental chapter in the history of geographical thought that contributed, in no small part, to direct the history of the West.

Program

 

 

 

Monday 18 November

 

Morning Session

Chair: Pietro Janni (Università di Macerata)

 

9.00

 

Welcome from the Director of the Department of Letters and Philosophy, Prof. Pierluigi Minari

 

Serena Bianchetti (Università di Firenze)
Opening of the Conference.

 

Alexander Podossinov (Moscow State University Lomonosov)
Ricordo di Vladimir Kurtov.

 

10

 

Francesco Prontera (Università di Perugia)
Viaggi e mappae mundi alla scuola di Aristotele.

 

10.30

 

Francisco Javier Gómez Espelosín (Universidad de Alcalà de Henares)
Heródoto y los relatos de viaje.

 

pause

 

Chair: Gonzalo Cruz Andreotti (Universidad de Málaga)

 

11.30

 

Dmitry A. Shcheglov (Russian Academy of Sciences – St. Petersburg)
The Stadiasmus of the Great Sea and Ptolemy’s Geography: from periplus to map.

 

12

 

Veronica Bucciantini (Università di Firenze)
William Vincent, “The Commerce and Navigation of the Ancients in the Indian Ocean”, London, 1807: note d’autore.

 

Afternoon Session

 

14

 

Annual meeting of the Ordinary Assembly of the International Association GAHIA – Geography And Historiography In Antiquity.

 

15

 

Meeting of the Extraordinary Assembly of GAHIA

 

Chair: Francisco Javier Gómez Espelosín (Universidad de Alcalà de Henares)

 

16.30

 

Michael Rathmann (Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
Tabula Peutingeriana – Neue Forschungen, neue Fragen, neue Impulse.

 

17

 

Alexander Podossinov (Moscow State University Lomonosov)
Geograpische Reisebeschreibungen in den antiken Romanen.

 

17.30

 

Francisco Javier González Mora (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata” – Universidad de Sevilla)
Plinio y su posible manejo del periplógrafo Andróstenes de Tasos.

 

17.50

 

Jesús Martínez Hidalgo (Universidad de Sevilla)
El Periplo de la Propóntide de Andretas de Ténedos y la tradición geográfica de Bósforo.

 

Discussion

 

 

Tuesday 19 November

 

 

Morning Session

Chair: Francesco Prontera (Università di Perugia)

 

9.30

 

Roberto Nicolai (“Sapienza” Università di Roma)
Euripide viaggiatore nello spazio e nel tempo: Ifigenia in Tauride e Ciclope.

 

10

 

Irene Pajón Leyra (Universidad de Sevilla)
Etnografía, historiografía y movimientos de población: algunas consideraciones sobre el papiro P.Oxy. 4 681.

 

10.30

 

Francisco J. González Ponce (Universidad de Sevilla)
Esteban de Bizancio, lector de periplos.

 

pause

 

Chair: Emilio Galvagno (Università di Catania)

 

11.30

 

Ekaterina Ilyushechkina (RANEPA- Mosca)
La geografia di Caio Giulio Solino e il commento di Claudius Salmasius (XVII sec.).

 

12

 

Pietro Janni (Università di Macerata)
«Scandinavi brava gente»: il Viaggio settentrionale di Francesco Negri (1663-66).

 

Discussion

 

Afternoon Session

Chair: Francisco J. González Ponce (Universidad de Sevilla)

 

14.30

 

Valerio Capponi Brunetti (Università di Firenze)
Un navigatore ai confini del mondo: la rappresentazione dell’India e della costa iranica nell’opera di Onesicrito di Astipalea.

 

14.50

 

Fátima Aguayo Hidalgo (Universidad de Sevilla)
Datos geográficos en Flavio Josefo.

 

15.10

 

Valentina Femia (Università di Firenze)
Per uno studio di due portolani inediti. Influenze e analogie fra la scuola di Vigliarolo e Placido Oliva.

 

pause

 

Chair: Roberto Nicolai («Sapienza» Università di Roma)

 

16

 

Encarnación Castro-Páez (Universidad de Málaga)
César y el corpus cesariano: un episodio en la construcción geográfica de Hispania.

 

16.20

 

Rocco Viccione (Università di Firenze)
Fra Oriente e Occidente. Temistio sulle rotte di Costanzo nell’anno 357.

 

16.40

 

Francesca Grasso (Università di Firenze)
Geografia astronomica e aristotelismo nell’inedita Disputatio phylosophica di Andrea Chiocco.

 

17

 

Serena Bianchetti (Università di Firenze)
I viaggi di Aristea di Proconneso.

 

Discussion and conclusion of the Conference

Conference Secretariat:

Veronica Bucciantini

e-mail: veronica.bucciantini@unifi.it

 

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