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CFP: Rethinking Early Modern Collegialities

CFP: Rethinking Early Modern Collegialities
Time: Jan 31st, 11:59 pm End: Jan 31st, 11:59 pm
Interest Categories: Spanish & Portuguese (FAS), Slavic Studies (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Music, Faculty of , Medieval Studies (FAS), Language Studies (UTM), Italian Studies (FAS), History (FAS), History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Classics (FAS), Book History/Print Culture, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Call for Papers for a conference to be held 8 November 2014


Rethinking Early Modern Collegialities
A conference in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the TRRC
Toronto, Saturday 8 November 2014
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1964, the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium will hold a one-day conference on Saturday, 8 November 2014 in Toronto. The theme is “Collegialities”, at once the Colloquium’s founding principle and an important aspect of early modern societies and cultures. In the spirit of collegiality, you are invited to submit proposals for our programme.
We aim to gather collegial contributions across many disciplines and generations of scholars and to engage innovative ways to study and represent the early modern world (1350-1700). To secure wide participation and to stimulate fresh discussion, the conference will feature roundtables. At each roundtable, several presenters will give short 10 minutes (5 pp. d.sp.) talks aimed at ideas and hypotheses as much as detailed research results; the talks will be followed by full discussion among the panelists and the audience.

Papers may examine history, politics, philosophy, science, literature, art, and music during the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe and its global encounters. Some possible themes for the roundtables are:
            - community building and collaboration in workshops, academies, confraternities, households, courts
            - knowledge dissemination in the scholarly, scientific, religious, political, or business worlds
            - advancing reform, innovation, renewal through group dynamics
            - rivalries and competition
            - acquiring and deploying social capital
            - patronage and collegiality across hierarchies
            - roles for digital media in enriching communities of scholarship about the early modern world

Presentations are to be 10 minutes in length (5 pp. double space), maximum.
Proposals should include: the name of the speaker; the speaker’s academic affiliation (or “independent scholar”, as applicable); the title of the presentation; a 150 words abstract; full contact information for the speaker (name, address, telephone, email); the speaker’s one-page CV. In the case of complete roundtable proposals, this information is to be repeated for each presenter.

Proposals should be emailed to both conference organizers:
            Prof. Elizabeth Cohen
            Prof. Konrad Eisenbichler
Deadline for submission:  31 January 2014.

For further information, please contact either one of the conference organizers.

For further information on the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, visit its website.

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