CfP RSA 2020: 'Representing the world beyond early modern Europe'

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Call for Papers
August 10, 2019
United States
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Geography, Anthropology


Representing the world beyond early modern Europe

Organisers: Marina Bezzi and Joseph da Costa (King’s College London)

Call for papers for panel at the Renaissance Society of America 2020 Annual Conference


This panel seeks to explore diverse representations of the world in its planetary, global, and imperial scale in historical, geographical, textual, literary, visual, and spatial works or projects produced around the world, particularly across the Americas, Africa, and Asia, in the Renaissance and Early Modern period. We aim to decentre Eurocentric historical narratives of global imagination and to redraw the boundaries that delineate knowledge creation in the Early Modern period.


We invite paper proposals from the Global North and particularly the Global South, from PhD candidates to established scholars and researchers. Submissions from all disciplines and approaches to the subject are welcome.


Please submit your paper proposal no later than 10 August 2019, to Marina Bezzi ( and Joseph da Costa ( Each proposal must include the following:


  • Full name

  • Current affiliation (if applicable)

  • E-mail address

  • Paper title (15-word maximum)

  • Abstract (150-word maximum)

  • 3 keywords

  • CV (one page)