CFP: [Renaissance] Printing and Urban Culture in Early Modern Europe

full name / name of organization: 
Judith A. Deitch
contact email: 
j_deitch@yorku.ca

for a special session of the
RENAISSANCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, VENICE, 8-10 APRIL 2010

Printing and Urban Culture in Early Modern Europe

How did the establishment of printers' shops and the books they produced impact
European urban centers socially, economically, intellectually? How did the
presence of the new technology, new commodity, new identities contribute to a
redefinition of cities and towns? Papers might investigate individual urban locales
or individual printers; they might consider the impact of printing and printed books
on civic or religious communities; or the role of the market in schoolbooks,
university texts, humanist classics or ecclesiastical printed works. Additional
approaches could include looking into the cross-border trade of printed books; the
transmission or transfer of knowledge between different social groups or identities;
or the routing of texts, people and ideas. The purpose of this session is to examine
the premise that, in the 15th and 16th centuries, print redrew the map of Europe
with regard to urban culture, both within towns and cities and across the continent.

Please email a 150 word abstract and brief c.v. or personal statement to the
organizer by May 1, 2009.

Dr. Judith Deitch
 j_deitch_at_yorku.ca

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