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Violence and the Body in the City: 1300-1650

Posted By Jonathan Davies, Monday, May 15, 2017

‘The Body in the City, 1100-1800’ Focus Program of The Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (University of Amsterdam, State University of Arizona, University of Edinburgh, University of Toronto, Birkbeck and Queen Mary Colleges at the University of London, Monash University, Warwick University, Archivio di Stato di Prato) is investigating the complex, diverse, and multi-layered realities and understandings of ‘the body’ in medieval and early modern societies. The research program encompasses various disciplines – art, architecture, literature, medicine, politics, religion, gender, society – and focusses on archival, textual, visual and environmental materials.  The geographic focus of the project is Italy, though comparative locations (including the New World) are welcome.

 

The PCMRS will be sponsoring up to three sessions on violence and the body in the city at the Renaissance Society of America Conference for the 2018 annual meeting, to be held in New Orleans next spring, 22-24 March 2018.

In relation to the idea and reality of ‘violence and the body in the city 1300-1650’ topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

-          physical violence

-          verbal violence

-          ritual violence

-          private and public space

-          gender and violence

-          health care

-          justice and punishment

-          representations of violence

 

We welcome abstracts for 20-minute presentations. Please send a 150-word abstract (inclusive of keywords) and a 300-word curriculum vitae to peter.howard@monash.edu by 26 May 2017 (sample CVs are available on the RSA website: http://www.rsa.org/page/submissionguidelines

Tags:  body  gender  health  insult  justice  private/public  punishment  representations  ritual  violence 

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