OTHELLO’S ISLAND – The 6th International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Othello’s Island 2018) will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus, in March 2018.
Now in its sixth year (2018), Othello’s Island is a well established annual meeting of academics, students and the wider public interested in Byzantine, medieval, renaissance and early modern art, literature, history, culture and society.
A broad ranging conference, with around 100 delegates from around the world, Othello’s Island is still small enough to retain a friendly and collegiate atmosphere. This allows for genuine cross-referencing of research with academics from other disciplines. We are housed at the CVAR Research Centre in the heart of the medieval old town of Nicosia, and full use is made of our location, with site visits to places of interest. For academic speakers aged under 36 we have a limited amount of free living accommodation available.
All papers are published (optional) in the proceedings of the conference.
Sponsored by: Othello’s Island / University of Cyprus / Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR)
Prof. James Fitzmaurice (Northern Arizona University, USA); Prof. Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University, UK); Dr Sarah James (University of Kent, UK); Dr Michael Paraskos (Imperial College London, UK)
Academic Board- as above, plus: Dr Stella Achilleos (University of Cyprus, Cyprus); Dr Jane Chick (University of East Anglia, UK); Dr Nicholas Coureas (Cyprus Research Centre, Cyprus); Dr Richard Maguire (University of East Anglia, UK); Dr Laurence Publicover (University of Bristol, UK); Dr Rita Severis (CVAR, Cyprus); Prof. Astrid Swenson (Bath Spa University, UK); and, Dr Violetta Trofimova (St Petersburg University, Russia)