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Θέμα : ''Ο Λόρδος Βύρων και ο Κόσμος της Μεσογείου''


10th International Student Byron Conference

22-27 MAY 2015
Messolonghi - Greece

General theme: ‘‘Byron and the Mediterranean World’’


The Organizing and Academic committees would like to give you a general outline
of the activities that include the Academic Programme (student papers and
lectures by professors) and the Social Activities (receptions, excursions,
visits to historic sites, entertainment).
We reserve the right to make changes, if necessary, and will have a final
Programme handed to you on 22 May 2015.
You will be staying at the Theoxenia Hotel by the Messolonghi lagoonside,
Tel: +30 26310 28098.

Please note that due to the constraints of academic and personal schedules, some participants will not be able to attend the entire conference. Accordingly we have
grouped the academic sessions tightly on the days when all participants will be in attendance so that even those who are obliged to leave early will experience in full the evolving conversation on ‘’ Byron and the Mediterranean World’’.

FRIDAY 22 May 2015

16:00 -18:00 Registration at the administrative office of the Messolonghi Byron Society and its Byron Research Center in the Byron House.
18: 00 Visits to the Cathedral of Agios Spyridon visited by Byron; to the Gallery of ‘’Christos and Sophia Moschandreou” to see an exhibition of modern paintings of Byron.
20:00 Visit to the Municipal museum of History and Art Municipal Gallery with a welcome ceremony by the Mayor of Messolonghi, Mr. Nikos Karapanos.
21:00 Dinner at Archontiko restaurant.

SATURDAY 23 May 2015

09:30 The Academic Programme starts at the Byron House.
Welcome by the President of the Messolonghi Byron Society Mrs. Rodanthi-Rosa Florou, the Director of International Relations Prof. Peter Graham ad the Deputy Director of Studies Dr. Maria Schoina.

10:00- 11:30 First Session of 3 lectures (of 20 minutes) with a discussion at the end.
11:30- 12:00 Coffee break.
12:00- 13:30 Second Session of 3 lectures.

14:00 Lunch at a fish restaurant.

15:30-17:00 Third Session of 3 lectures.
17:00-17:30 Break
17:30-19:00 Fourth Session of 3 lectures.

Night Free

SUNDAY 24 May 2015

10:30 Wreath-laying ceremony and inauguration of the newly renovated monument at the site where Byron breathed his last on 19 April 1824, and where the University of Athens dedicated a memorial column to Byron to commemorate the centennial of his death.
11:00 Visit to the Garden of the Heroes, stretching alongside the defensive walls of Messolonghi. A big memorial garden with many Monuments dedicated to Greek fighters and to Philhellenes who fought or fell during the sieges and the Exodus (sortie). At the centre of the Garden of Heroes you will find the grave of Markos Botzaris as well as a statue of Lord Byron, underneath which are buried some of the poet’s organs.

12:30 at the Trikoupi Cultural Center.

• David Radcliffe, Virginia Tech, USA
“Crowd-sourcing the John Murray Archive”

• Round table “The 1st International Student Byron Conference Revisited”
Peter Graham, Rosa Florou, Maria Schoina, Jonathan Gross, Peter Myrian

• “Glory and Greece": a dramatic reading presented by the Division of Arts and Humanities and Interdisciplinary Center of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Byron: Sean McCullough
Director: Mark Mallett
Stage Manager:.Christian Jimenez
Script: David Roessel, Mark Mallett, Sean McCullough and Christian Jimenez

14:30 Lunch on your own.

19:30 The Official Ceremony starts at Theoxenia Hotel; introduced by the Joint President of the International Association of Byron Societies Professor Jonathan Gross.
Two keynote speakers will deliver their lectures related to the conference topic.

• Professor Caroline Franklin, Swansea University, Wales, UK

“Byron, the Mediterranean Woman and Women Writers’’

• Professor Naji Oueijan , Notre Dame University, Lebanon

“Lord Byron’s Mediterranean World’’

21:00 The ceremony will end with a Gala in the Ball Room of the Theoxenia Hotel.
The Gala includes also Greek traditional dances by “The Dancing Group of the Municipality”.

MONDAY 25 May 2015 Papers in the Conference Room of Theoxenia Hotel

10:00-11:30 Fifth Session of 3 lectures.
11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-13:30 Sixth Session of 3 lectures.

13:30 Lunch at Theoxenia Hotel.

15:00-16:30 Seventh Session of 3 lectures.

20:00 - Opera performance at the Trikoupi Cultural Center’s Theatre.
Lord Byron, The Two Foscari: Excerpts from Verdi's opera,
I Due Foscari, performed by the Artists of the Experimental Group "Hellenic Opera"
Doge: Kostis Rasidakis, baritone
Lucretia: Sofia Kyanidou, soprano
Jiacopo: Dimitris Nalmpantis, tenor
Lorentano: Michalis Katsoulis, bass
Vocal coaching and artistic advising Vaggelis Chatzisimos, tenor
Accompanied by the pianist, Michalis Papapetrou.

-Night free


09:00 Departure by coach for Delphi.
Visit to the Museum and Archaeological site.
14:00 Lunch on your own.
17:30 Departure by coach for Messolonghi.
20:00 Dinner at Theoxenia Hotel.

Last breakfast at the Hotel.
End of the Conference.