Call for Papers

Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference

October 17 and 18

Kelowna, British Columbia

 

The next meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference will take place on October 17 and 18 in Kelowna, a resort town at the centre of British Columbia’s wine country.

The theme of this year’s conference is “The Global Renaissance.” George Saliba, of Columbia University, and Lesley Cormack, of the University of Alberta, will provide keynote addresses. While the Renaissance is usually considered a European event, neither its sources nor its influence are confined to western Europe. We therefore seek to work actively with scholars of both European and transatlantic culture and society from 1300-1700, including art historians, economists, historians, scholars of religion, theatre historians and practitioners, scholars in the history of science and medicine, political scientists, and comparativists. The theme should be understood broadly, but we particularly welcome papers on exploration narratives, geographical knowledge, and contact and influence between cultures and languages. Papers are usually presented in English, but may concern the literature, history or culture of any language.


The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) promotes scholarship in Early Modern Studies by hosting an annual conference, held alternately in the United States and Canada and open to all scholars from North America and beyond, including graduate students. The PNRS is an affiliate of both the Renaissance Society of America and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies / Société Canadienne d'études de la Renaissance.

 

For individual papers, please send a one-page abstract or proposal and a one-page c.v. to renaissance.conference@ubc.ca no later than July 15th, 2014.


To propose a panel, please send an abstract for each paper, a one-page c.v. for each presenter, and a paragraph from the panel organizer describing the overall focus of the session to renaissance.conference@ubc.ca no later than July 15th, 2014.


Papers must be kept to a twenty-minute reading time, including any technical and electronic support. All papers should be essentially new and never before presented in public.

 


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The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) is an academic organization that promotes scholarship in Early Modern Studies by hosting an annual conference. The conference is held alternately in the United States and Canada and is open to all scholars and graduate students from North America.

Traditionally the conference features two plenary speakers (speakers in the past have included Stephen Greenblatt, Barbara Lewalski, and Alexander Leggatt), up to twenty sessions of three to four papers each, a reception and a business lunch.

The PNRS is an affiliate of both the Renaissance Society of America and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies / Société Canadienne d'études de la Renaissance.