Continental Law and Early Modern Visual Culture (Renaissance Society of America 2021 sponsored session)

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Call for Papers
July 15, 2020
Ireland {Republic}
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Law and Legal History, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Cultural History / Studies, European History / Studies


A Session at the Renaissance Society of America's Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 April 2021

This session aims to foster conversation about the relationship between Continental law (civil, canon, or Roman) and early modern visual culture. Chaired by Dr. Valérie Hayaert, it specifically probes how images of justice were adapted to conform to local custom in order to retain their effectiveness. However, any topic that addresses early modern European law and visual culture (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, book illustration, and public murals) is welcome and will be considered for inclusion on the panel.

Please send the following to Hayley Cotter (hcotter@umass) by 15 July 2020:

  • Full name and current affiliation
  • Paper title (15-word max)
  • Paper abstract (150-word max)
  • Curriculum vitae (5-page max)
  • PhD completion date (past or expected)

Accepted panelists will be notified by 20 July 2020.

For more information on the Renaissance Society of America's annual meeting, please see

This session is sponsored by the Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


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Hayley Cotter, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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