CFP: Renaissance Medievalisms (3/15/06; 10/6/06-10/7/06)

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Call for Papers

"Renaissance Medievalisms"

An interdisciplinary conference to be held at
The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
Victoria College, University of Toronto
6-7 October 2006

This interdisciplinary conference will examine the presence of the
medieval past in the culture of Renaissance Europe. While the rejection
of the medieval heritage and the renewal of classical ideals have
traditionally been used to define the Renaissance, the undeniable
continuum of medieval culture into the early modern period is
undisputable, especially in light of recent scholarship on "early
modern" Europe. Clearly, then, the transference and adaptation into the
Renaissance of patently "medieval" elements of European civilization
from Boethius to Boccaccio needs further investigation in order not only
to validate their continued presence, but also to determine exactly how
and what they contributed to the "renewal" we call the "Renaissance."

Proposals are invited on all areas of scholarly investigation into Early
Modern Europe and the European expansion overseas (1400-1650), and
especially (but not exclusively) in the following general areas:

Art and Literature
Commerce and Economics
Learning, Scholarship, and Humanism
Science and Medicine
Politics and Judicial Practices
Sex and Gender
Theatre and Spectacle
Travel and Exploration

Proposals should include the title of the presentation, a 150 words
abstract, and a one-page c.v.
Proposals should be emailed to

Deadline for submission: Wednesday, 15 March 2006

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