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Friday, October 17, 2014
18:00-19:00 Registration
19:00-20:00 Inaugural Session
Welcoming Address
Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis
Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art
Keynote Speech
David J. Starkey
Department of History, University of Hull
20:00-22:00 Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 18, 2014
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-11:30 Session I – Topoi of Piracy
Chair: Eva Kalpourtzi  
Pirate Spaces: Mapping Piracy in the Early Modern Mediterranean through Captivity Accounts
Eda Özel
Piracy and Privateering in the Eastern Mediterranean, in the Early 19th Century: From the Standpoint of the Ionian Consular Network (1800-1807)
Gerassimos D. Pagratis
A Hub of Piracy in the Middle of the Aegean: Syros during the War of Independence
Apostolos Delis
Pirates during a Revolution – The Faces of Piracy and the Reaction of Local Societies
Dimitris Dimitropoulos
Commentator: Olga Katsiardi-Hering
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-14:00 Session II – Scale and Character of Commerce-Raiding
Chair: Colin Heywood       
Privateering and Slave Trade in the Cyclades in the Late
17th Century

George Koutzakiotis
A Holy Razzia? Ottoman Corsairs in Ottoman Historiography
Emrah Safa Gürkan
‘Per omnes partes barbarie orientis’ – Maltese Corsairing in the Levant 16th-17th Centuries
Joan Abela
Commentator: Nikos Belavilas
14:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Session III – Politics and Legitimacy
Chair: Nicholas  Coureas
‘It is Not Halal to Raid Them’: Piracy and Law in the 17th-Century Ottoman Mediterranean
Joshua M. White
The Pirate’s Gaze: 18th-Century English and French Chart Making of the Mediterranean Sea
Christine Petto
Pirates, Privateers, and Neutrals: Aegean Maritime Violence and International Law, 1770-1830
Will Smiley
Commentator: Vassilis Kardasis

Sunday, October 19, 2014
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-11:30 Session IV– Piracy and the State
Chair: Christine Petto   
Rediscovering ‘Mr. Roberts’: An English Mariner’s Aegean Captivity Narrative (1692-1693)
Colin Heywood
Privateering between the Company and the Nation: Commerce and Diplomacy in the Mid-18th Century Eastern Mediterranean
Basil C. Gounaris
‘Ill-Treated by Friends’: Ottoman Responses to British Privateering in the Mid-18th Century
Michael Talbot
The Participation of the Island of Hydra in Countering Piracy in the Aegean in the Early 19th Century
Sophia Laiou
Commentator: Molly Greene
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-14:00 Session V – Images of Piracy
Chair: Natasha Constantinidou 
Images of Piracy in Ottoman Literature, 16th to 18th Centuries
Marinos Sariyannis
The Pirate State: Post-Colonial Τrajectories of an Imperial Concept
from the First to the Third Barbary War (1801-2011)
Amedeo Policante
Redbeard, Baba & Co: Piracy and Parody in Asterix
Nikolaos Chrissidis
Commentator: Maria Fusaro
14:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Closing Session
Chair: Panagiotis N. Doukellis
Piracy: Past and Present
Ioannis Theotokas
Piracy and International Law
Petros Siousiouras, Evi Baxevani
Concluding Remarks
Gelina Harlaftis