CfP: International Conference (Canadian Association for Italian Studies, Sorrento 4-7, 2020) Session Title, "The Experience of Everyday Life in Renaissance Venice"

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Session Title: “The Experience of Everyday Life in Renaissance Venice”

The population in Renaissance Venice consisted of citizens, a large immigrant population, and a constant stream of foreign visitors. This diversity enriched the material culture of the city, making social reality and the experience of everyday life unique for each inhabitant. The interaction and cultural exchange among the people and the objects, places, and spaces throughout the city allow a glimpse into the ordinary in Renaissance Venice.


This session welcomes papers employing inter-disciplinary approaches to understanding everyday life in Renaissance Venice.

Possible topics include:

  • Women (elite or ordinary)
  • Citizens and foreigners
  • Trading objects and foreign goods
  • The physical environment
  • Domestic space
  • Fashion and fabric
  • Objects of significance (sacred or profane)
  • Places of significance (bridges, canals, cemeteries, etc.)
  • Art and artists
  • Architecture and culture
  • Culture and controversy
  • Cultural transitions
  • Experiencing and participating in culture

Papers should be 15-20 minutes in duration.


In a single Word document, please submit a 250-word abstract, biographical information or brief CV, and audiovisual requirements to Julie Fox-Horton at Please do not forget to include your email address, academic affiliation, and institutional contact information with your abstract. Submission deadline is February 28th, 2020.



Julie Fox-Horton

Department of Cross-Disciplinary Studies,

East Tennessee State University

Phone number: 1-423-439-4223