Programme


Wednesday 6 February 2019
17:00-18:00 Registration
18:00-18:45 Welcome addresses
Elena Diomidi-Parpouna
Acting Library Director, University of Cyprus
Tasos Christofides
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Rector of the University of Cyprus
Artemis Scutari
Director of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation
Kostas Champiaouris
Minister of Education and Culture (on behalf of the President of the Republic of Cyprus)
Jacques Bouchard
Professor of Modern Greek Literature (on behalf of the Scientific Committee)
18:45-20:00 Inaugural Session - Collecting, Reading, Researching
Chair: Jacques Bouchard
Travel Literature in the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation Collection
Leonora Navari
Textualising the Experience - Digitalising the Text: The Journey of Information from Text to Electronic Database
Julia Chatzipanagioti-Sangmeister
It's for All of Us!
Peter Economides
20:00-21:30 Welcome reception
Thursday 7 February 2019
08:30-09:30 Registration
09:30-11:00 Session A – Travellers and Travel Literature
Part 1

Chair: Anastasia Nikolopoulou
The Cyprus of the Travellers (15th-16th Centuries)
Chryssa Maltezou
The Presence of European Travel Literature in the Libraries of European Merchants in the Levant
Cornel Zwierlein
The Italian Travellers’ View of Cyprus in Early Modern Times: Political Representations of an Imaginary Dominion
Eleftheria Zei
Discussion
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:00 Part 2
Chair: Pantelis Voutouris
The Cypriot World in the Age of the Protestant Reformation in Europe
Pavlína Šípová
The Representation of Cyprus by the German Traveller Carsten Niebuhr about 1766
Chariton Karanasios
Charting the Empire: The Colonial Eye in Travellers’ Accounts
Mary Roussou-Sinclair
Discussion
13:00-14:30 Break
14:30-16:00 Part 3
Chair: Georgios Xenis
Cyprus in the 18th Century from the Descriptions of Two Swedish Travellers
Vassilios Sabatakakis
Travel and Fiction: The Case of the French Explorer, Geographer, Astronomer and Encyclopaedist Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701-1774)
Dimitri Dolapsakis
Giovanni Mariti’s Treatise on Cypriot Wine
Sasha Djordjevic
Discussion
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-18:00 Session B – Cyprus: Representations of Space and People
Part 1

Chair: Thomas A. Sinclair
Routes in 18th-century Cyprus
Panagiotis N. Doukellis
Angelicus Maria Müller (1677-1734) and the Island of Cyprus
Andreas E. Müller
Reading Between the Lines: Facts, Tales and Misunderstandings Concerning Christian Monuments of Cyprus (7th-18th Centuries) Based on Travellers’ Texts
Charalampos G. Chotzakoglou
Discussion
Friday 8 February 2019
08:30-09:30 Registration
09:30-11:00 Session B – Cyprus: Representations of Space and People
Part 2

Chair: Chryssa Maltezou
The Representation of Cyprus in the Work of Olfert Dapper (1688): Images of the Mediterranean in the Travel Literature of the Late Dutch Golden Age
Maria-Tsampika Lampitsi
Interdenominational Interaction in Ottoman Cyprus (Orthodox, Catholics, Armenians, Jews)
Ioannis Zelepos
The Armenians of Cyprus According to Western Travellers
Hervé R. Georgelin
Discussion
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:00 Part 3
Chair: Michalis N. Michael
The Ottoman Occupation of Cyprus in Johann van Kootwyck’s Itinerarium Hierosolymitanum et Syriacum
Spyridon Tzounakas
Travellers and the Administration of Ottoman Justice in Cyprus: New Insights Facilitated by the Zefyros Research Programme
Richard Wittmann
Muslims and Islam in the Work of Giovanni Mariti
Dimitris Stamatopoulos
Discussion
13:00-14:30 Break
14:30-16:30 Closing Session - From Card Catalogues to Digital Technologies
Chair: Artemis Scutari
Roundtable Discussion
Coordinator: Filippos Tsimpoglou
Participants: Aliki Asvesta, Maria Georgopoulou, Thanos Papadimitriou, Apostolos Sarris
General Discussion
Conclusions
The Scientific Committee of the Conference

Live presentations of the Zefyros research programme , its results and the programme's platform will be available in an adjacent hall throughout the conference, before and after each day's proceedings and during the breaks between sessions. The presentations will be given by Judith Gatt, Theodora Gioti and Chrysostomos Voulgaropoulos, who undertook research for the Zefyros project.