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Call for Workshops

Thematic workshops will be conducted as an event, parallel to the conference. There is limited time and meeting space, which is why the number of presented workshops is in direct dependency on the Oral Sessions intensity.

If you are registered as a DELEGATE or a LECTURER for the current SWS Conference, there is NO additional fee for conducting or participating in any workshops.

We welcome all sorts of ideas for workshops related to the fields of Arts & Humanities and Medieval & Renaissance studies. It could be an individual or a group project. Interaction with the participants is always preferable.
We promote exchange and cooperation for better results in all spheres of knowledge.

Certificates & Letters

Each Workshop conveyor receives a WORKSHOP Certificate, at the last conference days by the Programme Chairmen.

Each participant at any workshop session, receives a Verification Letter for attendance, after the end of the event.


Here are some exemplary themes for workshops

These themes are only examples, although if you find yourself in one of them, feel free to develop and conduct it.

  •   Music and musical practices in Medieval European courts
    You could describe and show some infamous musical themes during the Middle Ages and try to teach some basic and more advanced techniques on authentic instruments from the epoch;
  •    Techniques of Renaissance painting and sculpture (It could be a lecture plus drawing and sculpting practices abstracted from the works of Michelangelo);
  •   Dialogue – the ancient form of philosophy, revived in the epoch of Renaissance
    It could be a lecture plus workshop of performing a discussion in the so-called Socratic Dialogue;
  •   The Gutenberg’s printing press – the device that changed the world of knowledge
    It could be a lecture on the history of printing plus actual printing processes conducted with some old and new methods;
  •   The history of Renaissance Maecenas courts
    A lecture plus discussion on the history and practices of the great Renaissance philanthropists;
  •   The Medieval & Renaissance poetry metrics
    Introducing some classical poetic structures and conducting a workshop on how to write a poem);
  •   The connection between social changes in the late Middle Ages and the raise of the Renaissance Art
    Is the impact of economical, societal and technological changes upon the various forms of Art and Literature? Lecture plus discussion;
  •   The Renaissance Political philosophy and the foundations of Modern Law
    The importance of the Renaissance for the emergence of the social contract. Lecture and discussion.

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SWS Workshop Hall - available equipment:

  •  Laptop (Windows® - MS Word, MS PowerPoint);
  •  Wi-Fi Internet connection;
  •  Laser pointer, microphone;
  •  State-of-the-art multimedia technology that guarantees a perfect flow at the highest level for all different kinds of presentations;
  •  Additional wireless microphones (for questions/comments).

SWS Organizing Team - engagements:

  •  assure a meeting place + audio-visual equipment;
  •  determine the exact time and date regarding the general programme schedule;
  •  publish the workshop summary on the conference website;
  •  publish the workshop title/speaker on the conference programme;
  •  notify all participants of the forthcoming workshop as a part of the conference programme;
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The respective speaker will give detailed information about a concrete theme, which will be published on this website.

Note: The SWS Organizers have the right to re-schedule some workshop presentations until the announcement of the final plenary programme.

Topics on focus


    The Divine Comedy is Dante’s best-known and arguably one of the most famous works of literature in the history of western culture. It was written in the period 1308-1321, just before the death of the poet. Although, the plot of the poem is relatively simple – Dante (as a main character) takes on a transcendental journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven – the structure of each realm and the philosophical, moral, historical, and aesthetic implications are quite complex. Divine Comedy adopts the form of the classical epic poem but the content and ideas are rather Christian. The eternal soul that ascends towards

    In the Convivio Dante builds the bridge between his political thought and his perception of human nature and blind will, which have to be guided by reason. The pope’s appetite for secular power was in contradiction with his role as a spiritual guide and the lack of a strong empire and worldly order and laws resulted, Dante’s speculated, in the political and social chaos of the time.In his later work, De Monarchia, Dante elaborated upon his ideas from Convivio, bringing back his arguments that the Roman Empire should not derive its political authority from the Pope. At the conclusion of
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