Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Society for Renaissance Studies National Conference, 16-18th July 2010

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 2010 International Medieval Congress in Leeds 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. Participants will be offered tickets for all of these events along with tours of the city and outings to historic sites. The conference will also feature workshops on publishing and research funding (including a presentation by Shearer West, Director of Research at the Arts and Humanities Research Council). Confirmed plenary speakers include Iain Fenlon (Cambridge) and Penelope Gouk (Manchester).

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. They should be sent by Friday 25 September 2009 to the conference organiser:

Professor William Sherman
Centre for Renaissance & Early Modern Studies
University of York
Heslington YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
E-mail: ws505@york.ac.uk

For further details, please visit the Society for Renaissance Studies website at www.rensoc.org.uk


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