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This blog is for CFPs for sessions in history for RSA 2018 New Orleans. Members may post CFPs here: sign in to RSA and select "add new post" to do so. Your post should include a title, and the CFP itself should be no longer than 250 words. Adding tags (key words) to your post will help others find your CFP. Make sure the CFP includes the organizer's name, email address or mail-to link for email address, and a deadline for proposals. Non-members may email rsa@rsa.org to post a CFP. Please use the email address of the session organizer posted in the CFP to submit a paper proposal. CFPs are posted in order of receipt, with the newest postings appearing at the top of the blog. Members may subscribe to the blog to be notified when new CFPs are posted: click on the word Subscribe next to the green checkmark above.

 

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Sacred Geography

Posted By Jessica Weiss, Monday, April 24, 2017

Papers are invited for a session on sacred space at the Renaissance Society of America meeting in New Orleans from March 22-24, 2018. References to space and place abound during the Early Modern era, alongside changing ideas about theology and global geography. This session poses the questions: How did ideas about location, broadly defined, interact or intersect with notions of the sacred during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries? What can references, descriptions, depictions, or evocations of place through texts, images, and materials reveal about devotional ideas, practices, theological constructs, or belief systems? All papers related to place/space and spirituality will be considered, and proposals that push the boundaries of these categories are especially welcome.

Proposals for 20-minute papers should be sent to Jessica Weiss (jweiss16@msudenver.edu) by May 25th and should include the author’s name, professional affiliation, and contact information; the paper title (15-word maximum); a brief abstract (150-word maximum); and a brief CV (300-word maximum).

Tags:  Devotion  Geography  Materiality  Religion  Space  Spirituality  Visual Culture 

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Gender and Early Modern Cartography

Posted By Camille Serchuk, Friday, April 21, 2017

How might attention to gender illuminate not only the allegorical margins, but also the production, patronage and consumption of early modern cartography?

This session welcomes papers that investigate the intersections of cartography and gender in pictorial and textual form. Some questions that might be considered include: how did early modern notions of gender inform the iconography of the continents or the depiction of their inhabitants? How are we to understand the role of gender in anthropomorphic/gynomorphic maps? How might research into gendered spaces frame our understanding of cartographic display or spatial measurement? In the interplay of reader and text, how does gender animate cartographic literature? How do cartographic inscriptions define consumers and the consumption of cartography? Was gender a factor in cartographic production? How might gender have shaped the patronage of cartography by Elizabeth I and Catherine de’Medici? Especially welcome are papers that bring new images/objects/texts to light, or that offer new approaches to familiar ones.

Deadline for abstracts is Monday, May 22nd, 2017. Please submit your paper’s title, an abstract of no more than 150 words, keywords, and a very brief CV (300 words, max), with contact information to Camille Serchuk (serchukc1@southernct.edu).

Tags:  cartography  femininity  gender  geography  mapping  maps  masculinity 

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