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Gennaio 2020

Viola Fest and String Seminar in Sicily

27 Gennaio 2020 - 2 Febbraio 2020
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy

The American viola soloist Brett Deubner, Professor at Queens College, Round Top, in collaboration with Exedra Associazione Culturale and La Giga Associazione Musicale, offers students a week-long immersion into viola and string repertoire. For intermediate/advanced viola-players and pre-existing string quartets, this intensive week of individual and group lessons, public master-classes, music/business lectures and chamber-music coaching culminates in a chamber-music concert and a chamber-orchestra concert in beautiful Syracuse, Sicily. Together with Marco Terlizzi, violinist, Brett will work closely with participants in…

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Marzo 2020

Violin Masterclass in Sicily

5 Marzo 2020 - 10 Marzo 2020
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy

The Japanese violinist Yoshiaki Shibata, in collaboration with Exedra Associazione Culturale and La Giga Associazione Musicale, offers students a week-long immersion into violin repertoire and technique. For intermediate/advanced violin-players and string groups, this intensive week of individual and group lessons, public master-classes and chamber-music coaching culminates in a concert with Yoshiaki Shibata accompanied by Ivan Manzella on the piano on March 7th 2020, and a closing concert of the students of the masterclass on 10th March, both in Palazzo Francica…

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Gennaio 2021

Online Reading Week: Ancient Greek Poetry in Sicily: Theocritus

3 Gennaio 2021 - 8 Gennaio 2021
On-line, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100

Theocritus, Sicily’s most renowned poet in antiquity, has captured the island’s beauty and allure in his Idylls, offering us a window through its landscapes into the everyday life of its ancient inhabitants, including their love-affairs and disappointments, fears and hopes. In this brief course, we will be reading Idylls 1 and 11, in which the poet paints a vivid and ever-changing picture of Sicily in his time by combining the simplicity of the lonely herdsman’s life with the complex web of myths and…

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Aprile 2021

Survivor’s Guide to Stable Isotope Ecology IV

10 Aprile 2021 @ 8:00 - 18 Aprile 2021 @ 17:00
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy
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After the disappointment of having to postpone this year, we are planning new dates for this residential course dedicated to uncovering the secrets of stable isotope analysis as applied to ecology, designed for researchers and PhD students and all those who want to improve their understanding of the technique. Covid permitting, this fourth edition of SGSIE 2021 can count once more on a great team of international tutors, including: Dr. Brian Hayden, Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory, University of New…

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Luglio 2021

MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM

1 Luglio 2021 @ 8:00 - 4 Luglio 2021 @ 17:00
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy
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The College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, leading a Mediterranean Studies Research Group and a Mediterranean Studies Certificate, invites submissions for an upcoming symposium on Mediterranean Studies to be held in July 2021.   In recent years, the discipline of Mediterranean Studies has “gone from constituting a rather vague approach to a region imagined in geographical terms, to coalescing as a recognized field of research and teaching – a process driven in part by its inherent imperative to interrogate established…

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Finding Your Place in Ortigia

8 Luglio 2021 @ 8:00 - 10 Luglio 2021 @ 17:00
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy
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Writing Workshop with John S. Summerfield Jr., MFA, Goddard College, USA Inspiration, intimacy, and singularity are the foundations of writing practices. Translating them into forms and words, writers share their emotions that come from the deepest well of their souls.  Nobody else knows that place.  Readers need permission to unlock the entryway to that place.   Departing from the lectures and tools of Richard Hugo’s Triggering Town (1979), John S. Summerfield Jr., MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, author and…

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Maggio 2022

Seventh Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece

Maggio 29 @ 10:00 - Giugno 4 @ 16:30
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy
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Seventh Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece  “Paideia and Performance” the educational function of theatrical, rhetorical, athletic, and musical performance with a pre-conference seminar on Aeschylus and a theater-themed post-conference excursion Exedra Mediterranean Center Syracuse, Sicily, May 29 – June 4, 2022 Ancient Greek culture was marked by a love for cultural performances—theatrical, rhetorical, athletic, and musical—which always found their audience and exerted educational influence on them. The works of thinkers living in different periods of ancient history…

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Luglio 2022

Siracusa Summer Seminar 2022

Luglio 18 - Luglio 29
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy

Siracusa Seminar on Ancient Greek Philosophy July 18 – 29, 2022 The ability to navigate Greek texts enhances our understanding of ancient philosophy and reveals its hidden treasures. “Greek for Philosophers” provides opportunities for scholars of philosophy to cultivate their language skills and engage with the ancient texts, whether they have studied Greek before or not. Phillip Mitsis of NYU will be Guest Professor of the 2022 Siracusa Seminar on Ancient Greek Philosophy, together with Dr. George Gazis, Dr. Chiara…

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Ottobre 2022

Homer in Sicily – conference

Ottobre 5 @ 10:00 - Ottobre 8 @ 16:30
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100 Italy
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Ulysses and the Sirens by H.J.Draper An Academic Conference and Tour of Ancient Sites Exedra Mediterranean Center Syracuse, Sicily, October 5-8, 2022 (new dates) With a post-conference tour October 9-10 Homeric Thrinacia – our Sicily – is the legendary home of the Cattle of the Sun, the Cyclops, the Laestrygonians, Aeolus, and close neighbor of Skylla and Charybdis. Samuel Butler, in the nineteenth century, memorably theorized that the Odyssey’s author was a young Sicilian woman, glimpsed in the figure of Nausicaa. Otherwise,…

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