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Friday, October 17, 2014
18:00-19:00 Registration

Inaugural Session
Welcoming Addresses
Artemis Scutari
Director of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation

Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis
Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art

Presentation of the Select Papers of 2012
George Tolias
Institute of Historical Research / NHRF
19:45-20:15 Keynote Speech
David J. Starkey
Department of History, University of Hull
20:15-22:30 Welcoming 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
15:30-17:00 Closing Session
Chair: Panagiotis N. Doukellis
Piracy and International Law
Petros Siousiouras, Evi Baxevani
Concluding Remarks
Gelina Harlaftis