[UPDATE]The Global Renaissance

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Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

Call for Papers
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference
October 17 and 18
Kelowna, British Columbia

This is the second version of this call for papers. Please note the new conference dates, and new deadline for proposals.

The next meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference will take place on October 17 and 18 in Kelowna, a resort town at the centre of British Columbia's wine country.

The theme of this year's conference is "The Global Renaissance." George Saliba, of Columbia University, and Lesley Cormack, of the University of Alberta, will provide keynote addresses. While the Renaissance is usually considered a European event, neither its sources nor its influence are confined to western Europe. We therefore seek to work actively with scholars of both European and transatlantic culture and society from 1300-1700, including art historians, economists, historians, scholars of religion, theatre historians and practitioners, scholars in the history of science and medicine, political scientists, and comparativists. The theme should be understood broadly, but we particularly welcome papers on exploration narratives, geographical knowledge, and contact and influence between cultures and languages. Papers are usually presented in English, but may concern the literature, history or culture of any language.

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) promotes scholarship in Early Modern Studies by hosting an annual conference, held alternately in the United States and Canada and open to all scholars from North America and beyond, including graduate students. The PNRS is an affiliate of both the Renaissance Society of America and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies / Société Canadienne d'études de la Renaissance.

For individual papers, please send a one-page abstract or proposal and a one-page c.v. to renaissance.conference@ubc.ca no later than July 15th, 2014.

To propose a panel, please send an abstract for each paper, a one-page c.v. for each presenter, and a paragraph from the panel organizer describing the overall focus of the session to renaissance.conference@ubc.ca no later than July 15th, 2014.

Papers must be kept to a twenty-minute reading time, including any technical and electronic support. All papers should be essentially new and never before presented in public.

For more information see: www.pnrs.org