Calls for Papers: Renaissance Society of America Conference (Berlin, 26-28 March 2015)

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Colleagues, please note the following Calls for Papers which may be of interest.  The Renaissance Society of America Conference will meet in Berlin from 26-28 May, 2015.

Women Chroniclers and Historians in the Renaissance

Renaissance women, most of them nuns, wrote histories and memoirs.  This panel will explore convent chronicles and other forms of historical writing by women during the Renaissance and Early Modern Period.  In particular we hope to highlight women whose chronicles and histories pre-date the Reformation.

Please send proposals (150-word abstracts), along with brief narrative CVs, to Kathleen Comerford, kcomerfo@georgiasouthern.edu, by May 16, 2014.

 

Roundtable: Professional Career Paths Beyond the Classroom

In this panel, we will discuss the many possibilities for professional employment besides teaching.  We seek participants who currently have careers as archivists, insurance assessors, graphic designers, public historians, etc. to discuss ways in which Renaissance scholars can use their expertise beyond academic careers.  Please contact Bernard Dov Cooperman (cooperma@umd.edu) or Kathleen Comerford (kcomerfo@georgiasouthern.edu) by May 16, 2014.

 

Diplomatic Correspondence and Balance of Power in the Mediterranean

The correspondence of diplomats from various states in the Mediterranean shows significant attempts to create and maintain a balance of power between the competing interests of France, Spain, the Ottoman Empire, and the independent Italian states.  This panel will explore ways in which diplomacy acted to balance those competing interests in efforts which had an impact on trade, religion, and/or territorial integrity. 

Please send proposals (150-word abstracts), along with brief narrative CVs, to Kathleen Comerford, kcomerfo@georgiasouthern.edu, by May 16, 2014.

 

Renaissance Cartography

2015 marks the 600th anniversary of the founding of the Portuguese empire.  Cartography changed dramatically during the Age of Exploration; this session will consider changes in mapmaking and map consumption in a global context during the Renaissance.

Please send proposals (150-word abstracts), along with brief narrative CVs, to Kathleen Comerford, kcomerfo@georgiasouthern.edu, by May 16, 2014.

 

Jesuit Libraries

Jesuit colleges and professed houses held collections of books for use in missions, in their daily lives, and in the education of their students.  This session will consider such collections from a variety of angles: architecture, censorship, collection practices, costs, use in teaching, comparison with other religious orders, etc.

Please send proposals (150-word abstracts), along with brief narrative CVs, to Kathleen Comerford, kcomerfo@georgiasouthern.edu, by May 16, 2014.