CfP: Jesuit Studies panels for Renaissance Society of America Conference (Philadelphia, 2-4 April 2020)

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Call for Papers
July 1, 2020 to July 22, 2020
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, European History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, World History / Studies

The Journal of Jesuit Studies solicits proposals for both individual papers and organized sessions, which may take the form of a panel, roundtable discussion, or workshop, on any aspect of Jesuit global studies (history, literature, geography, religious studies, art, music, etc., anywhere in the world) up to the year 1700, for the 2020 Renaissance Society of America Conference.

We will collect papers, organize panels, and submit to the Renaissance Society of America.  The Journal of Jesuit Studies does not have the authority to accept panels for inclusion in the program, only to submit papers for consideration.

Papers are limited to 20 minutes. Please send a 200-word abstract and 150 word CV (these are maximum lengths based on the submission module—anything longer will be returned for editing) CV to Kathleen Comerford (  Each proposal must also include the following: Name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), e-mail address, paper title (no more than 15 words), 3 keywords, and date and institution of PhD or equivalent.  The RSA welcomes graduate student speakers who are within one or two years of defending their dissertations, but all sessions must include at least one speaker who has received the PhD or other terminal degree. Predoctoral speakers should present dissertation research, not term papers. Their CVs must include the dissertation title and expected date of completion to make their eligibility clear to the Program Committee.

Submissions are accepted through July 22, 2019. 

Application for inclusion indicates that the author of the abstract intends to attend the meeting.  Each scholar is responsible for their own costs, although the RSA offers a small number of travel, diversity, and on-site care grants for the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Each grant has a separate application with different requirements. The deadline for all grant applications will fall in November 2019 (precise date TBA). For more information on eligibility and the grants application process, see the Conference grants page at

Contact Info: 

Kathleen M. Comerford, Professor of History, Georgia Southern University, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Jesuit Studies.