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This blog is for CfPs for sessions in history for RSA 2019 Toronto. 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 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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Jesuit Studies

Posted By Kathleen M. Comerford, Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Journal of Jesuit Studies is looking to organize panels in any aspect of Jesuit studies in any region, up to the year 1700, to include history, literature, art history, music history, or related topics, in all geographical areas.

Individual paper abstracts should be no more than 150 words and should identify up to 5 keywords.  Panel submissions should include the name of a chair who is not also a presenter.  All submissions must include a/v requests and a brief CV (including affiliation, date of PhD completion, general discipline area, rank, and publications or other evidence of scholarship) for each participant.  Please submit to Kathleen Comerford,, no later than August 5, 2018.  We will consider panels, individual papers, and roundtables for sponsorship by the Journal of Jesuit Studies.  Sponsorship does not guarantee acceptance to the program and implies no intent to publish.

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Time, Seasons, & the Senses:  Urban Space & Environment, 1300-1700

Posted By Nicholas Terpstra, Sunday, May 20, 2018

Time, Seasons, & the Senses:  Urban Space & Environment, 1300-1700


Call for Papers;  Sessions for Renaissance Society of America meeting in Toronto 2019 (17-19 March 2019)

Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies


How did those living in early modern cities experience the seasons and time, and how did these rhythms shape life and movement within the city and between urban and rural spaces?  Work, diet, migration, and religion all had significant seasonal patterns, as did sickness, health, birth, and death.  The sensory experience of any city could shift radically from summer to winter, as foods went in and out of season, as changing weather brought life in or out of doors, and as work activities and ritual calendars brought changing sights, smells and sounds into the streets.  Even war and violence had seasonal ebbs and flows.


In this workshop, we will aim to trace how the seasons and time shaped the experience of life in cities and in the countryside around them. We are particularly interested in papers that explore the intersections of environmental, sensory, and economic history, and how men, women, and children moved through these intersections. While our focus is on the Renaissance and early modern period (1300-1700), we are aiming for a global scope, and welcome studies dealing with these dynamics around the world.  We welcome papers that incorporate tools or methods of the digital humanities. 


Please send an abstract (150 words max), a list of 5 keywords, and brief academic CV (300 words max) to: Cecilia.hewlett@monash.eduOR nicholas.terpstra@utoronto.caby 30 June. 

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Tags:  digital humanities  digital mapping  environmental history  Seasons  Senses  Time  Urban Space 

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Call for Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies

Posted By Raymond Siemens, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

RSA 2019, 17–19 March, Toronto

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching. Panels at the 2019 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them.

For 2019, we welcome proposals for papers, lightning talks, panels, and or poster / demonstration / workshop presentations on new technologies and their impact on research, teaching, publishing, and beyond, in the context of Renaissance Studies. Examples of the many areas considered by members of our community can be found in the list of papers presented at the RSA since 2001 ( and in those papers published thus far under the heading of New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (

Please send proposals before 30 April 2018 to Your proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and a one-paragraph biographical CV, as well as an indication of whether you would consider or prefer an online presentation.

We are pleased to be able to offer travel subventions on a competitive basis to graduate students who present on these panels; those wishing to be considered for a subvention should indicate this in their abstract submission.

We thank Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages & Renaissance ( for its generous sponsorship of this series and its related travel subventions since 2001.

Tags:  digital humanities 

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