Monday, June 22, 2009

Society for Renaissance Studies National Conference 2010

University of York, 16-18 July 2010

Call for Papers

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. 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 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

Further details (e.g. full programme, registration forms and information about accommodation) will be posted as they become available. Please note that speakers should normally be members of the Society and that we are 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.

For more information about the Society for Renaissance Studies:

For more information about the University of York and the Centre for Renaissance & Early Modern Studies:

For more information about the York Early Music Festival:

For all other inquiries, please contact Prof Sherman at the address above.


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