Society for Renaissance Studies National Conference 2010

Call for Papers

CREMS, University of York, 16-18 July 2010

Please note history of science strand in the conference

Confirmed plenary speakers include Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, London),

Iain Fenlon (Cambridge), and Penelope Gouk (Manchester).

The 4th National Conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies will be

held in the historic city of York on 16-18 July 2010. The conference will follow

immediately after the Leeds Medieval Congress and will coincide with the final

weekend of the York Early Music Festival–which will feature The Sixteen

performing the music of Tallis and others in the York Minster, a major new

performance of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers, and a partial performance of the

York Mystery Plays in the streets of the city.

We now invite proposals for panels (max. 90 minutes) on any aspect of

Renaissance history, art, literature or culture, and for individual papers (max.

25 minutes) on one of the following themes:

* Rethinking the Medieval/Renaissance Divide

* At the Boundaries of Science

* Soundscapes and Landscapes, Environments and Ecologies

* Possessions and Collections

* Between Spirituality and Materiality

* Cultural Encounters

Proposals (max. 400 words) are welcome from both established scholars and

postgraduates and they should be sent by Friday 25 September 2009 to the

conference organizer:

Prof William Sherman

Centre for Renaissance & Early Modern Studies

University of York

Heslington YO10 5DD

United Kingdom

E-mail: [email protected]

Further details (e.g. full programme, registration forms and information about

accommodation) will be posted as they become available. Please note that the

Society is particularly keen to encourage postgraduates to offer papers, and

we will be able to offer generous bursaries to cover travel, registration and

accommodation expenses. Also note that the SRS has come to an agreement

with the Renaissance Society of America: RSA members will not have to join

the SRS to participate in this conference.