CFP: [Renaissance] Changes and Innovations

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Muriel Cunin and Martine Yvernault

An international interdisciplinary conference organized by EHIC at the
University of Limoges, France, 9-10 October 2009

Moving World(s): Changes and Innovations in Late Medieval
and Early Renaissance Europe

The habit of dividing Time into centuries has often raised controversy due
to its arbitrariness and imprecision. Rather than focus exclusively on the
topic of disruption â€" entailing radical and exclusive positions â€" we have
chosen to highlight the notion of continuity: what forms do the changes
take at the end of the Middle Ages and at the beginning of the Renaissance,
questioning the fixity of systems and more particularly the world picture
and the schema of a central, immobile Earth?
Through historical documents, literary texts or works of art, this
conference means to explore the expression of changes in various fields of
studies so as to bring together scholars from apparently separate disciplines.

Suggested topics:
· work, economy and daily life: their concrete aspects and their specific
· mobility, the representation and perception of space and territories
· technical innovations in the fields of art, architecture, literature
· Man facing changes and his relation to Time
· participation in public life; exploration of the intimate space as a form
of “geographical meditation” (Jean-Marc Besse, Les Grandeurs de laTerre.
Aspects du savoir géographique à la Renaissance, Lyon, ENS Éditions, 203,
p. 309)

You are invited to submit a proposal for a 30-minute paper (in French or in
Deadline for proposals: 15 October 2008

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Muriel Cunin:
Martine Yvernault :

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