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"The World of George Herbert"

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 2:10pm
Proposed session for RSA (Berlin, March 26-28, 2015)

This session is conceived as a panel on contemporary approaches to the work of George Herbert. It could deal with aspects of Herbert's cultural world as reflected in manuscript, print or digital contexts. It would ideally juxtapose treatments of literary aspects of Herbert's verse with discussions of his relationship to other traditions such as the Emblem, architecture, the Bible, religion, etc. Given sufficient interest, this session may be sponsored by the Medieval & Renaissance Studies Association in Israel. Send short abstracts or inquiries to Noam Flinker .

3 Day Special Focus Event: Testimony and Education (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:54am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3 Day Special Focus Event: Testimony and Education

Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Participation

This 3-day special focus event aims to examine the evolving genres and emerging contexts of testimonial production. Broadly understood, testimony is an autobiographical narrative that presents evidence of first-person accounts of human rights abuses, violence and war, and life under conditions of social oppression. It is a genre that continues to thrive and evolve in the twenty-first century and one that encompasses a diversity of expression or representation from oral to written as well as nonfictional to fictional.

Inaugural Global Symposium: Tranquility & Well-Being (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:13am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

Inaugural Global Symposium: Tranquility & Well-Being

Sunday 19th October – Tuesday 21st October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Tranquillity and Well-Being is an inaugural symposium marking the launch of Tranquillity Studies – a pioneering inter- and trans-disciplinary research and publishing network that explores tranquillity as a multi-layered experience and provides a forum to explore philosophies, conceptual frames, research and practices associated with Tranquillity and its influences and effects on human beings in isolation and within natural and urban environments.

"Life is lived one breath, one smile, one heartbeat at a time"

3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:44am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State

Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Presentations:
What are the parameters of "good" sexual citizenship?
How do we legally define "good" and "bad" sexual behaviour?
What ethical grounds are adopted to distinguish between good sex and bad sex in the Law?
How have former "sexual outlaws" challenged their exclusion and gained the status of full citizens?
How do we define and regulate sex crime and how do we seek to deter it?

CFP for RSA 2015: Early Modern Art and Cartography. Deadline June 2, 2014

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 4:38pm
Erika Gaffney

How did the production and circulation of maps and cartographic texts in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries affect the visual arts, especially pictorial works (painted, printed, or woven)? These centuries saw the circulation of multiple mapping systems and cartographic texts in new and traditional formats through the printing trade as well as court and other elite patronage. European voyages generated new geographies (physical, cultural, economic, etc.) that were integrated into maps and works of visual art. How did cartographic culture and the visual arts overlap and inform each other?

Objects of the Heroic Body /Heroic Body as Object - RSA Berlin 2015

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:53am
Christine Sukic / Epistémè

This panel will look at objects associated with the heroic body (weapons, armour, shield, helmet…) but also at representations of the heroic body itself as an object (books, statues, paintings, engravings, coins…). We would like to explore the practical and symbolic uses of objects, as well as the role they played in the representations of early modern heroes in the context of a redefinition of heroism.

The Window: Openings and Perspectives 23-24 January 2015 Besançon, France

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 4:56pm
Karolina Katsika - CRIT Université de Franche-Comté

Karolina Katsika
CRIT [Center for Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Studies] (EA [Research Team] 3224)
UFR SLHS [School of Linguistics, Humanities and Social Sciences]
University of Franche-Comté
The Window: Openings and Perspectives
23-24 January 2015

Saints and Cults in the World Religions

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 3:45pm
Hagiography Society at the Renaissance Society of American in Berlin

The Hagiography Society will sponsor up to five sessions at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Berlin, March 26-28, 2015. The HS promotes study and scholarly exchange in all disciplinary fields with a focus on sanctity, cults, and traditions of virtue in the world religions. For the RSA conference, we seek papers focused on the global and local in Renaissance and Early Modernity (1300-1700) for panels to be organized around the following themes:

1. Martyrs and Martyrologies

2. Canonization—formal, informal, metaphorical

3. Economies of the Shrine

4. Manuscript & Print

5. Relics, Reliquaries, Ornament

Media Theory and the Eucharist - RSA Berlin 2015

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:45pm
Christopher Mead

This panel asks what insights media theory offers for our understanding of the traditional and various reformed Eucharists. When John Guillory, writing in "Genesis of the Media Concept," suggests that the "concept of a medium of communication was absent but wanted for the several centuries prior to its appearance" in the nineteenth century, he does not mention or take up the case of the Eucharist, a reproductive technology that both mediates between God and humankind and is a medium operative through time and space.

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