Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association Conference: Sapere Videre

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Kristin Bezio / Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association
contact email: 

The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association invites proposals for papers and panels at Annual Conference to be held April 11-13 in downtown Denver, Colorado, at the SpringHill Suites Marriott adjacent to the Metropolitan State University of Denver.  

In addition to welcoming all paper and session proposals related to Medieval and Renaissance studies across all disciplines, the organizers will be creating a series of panels specifically focused on papers encoding Leonardo da Vinci’s belief in the essentiality of sapere videre on this the 500th anniversary of his death (1452-1519).  Walter Isaacson, a recent biographer of Leonardo da Vinci, described Leonardo as the “epitome of the universal mind, one who sought to understand all of creation, including how we fit into it.” 

In memory of the great polymath and his many interests in the arts and sciences, we hope to see presented at this conference the widest possible variety of inquiries—historical, artistic, literary, scientific, philosophical, medical, archaeological, pedagogical, scientific, anthropological—that lead participants toward knowing how to see and to understand the period 400-1700, including paper, panel, and roundtable proposals which focus on the process and/or pedagogy of Medieval and Renaissance studies both within and outside of the academy.

The RMMRA is dedicated to creating an inclusive scholarly community.  We encourage papers from scholars regardless of race, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, political views, military status, (dis)ability, and career paths.  Our organization is committed to providing a safe, accessible, harassment-free, and collegial conference experience for all attendees.  The RMMRA recognizes and supports the inclusion of diverse scholars from across the academy.

Please use our online submission form at to submit proposals for papers, full panels, and/or roundtables. Please email with questions or to volunteer to chair a session.