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CfP: Sponsored Sessions, Discipline of Philosophy

Posted By Sara Miglietti, Monday, June 8, 2020

Call for Papers
Discipline of Philosophy

Renaissance Society of America 2021 Dublin
7–10 April 2021

The Discipline of Philosophy invites submissions for sessions at the next annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Dublin (which may be on site or virtual). Please send proposals for FULLY-FORMED panels or roundtables on any subject appropriate to our discipline. We especially welcome submissions on the following topics:

  • Debates over the disciplinary boundaries of philosophy and its relationship with other fields (e.g. medicine, rhetoric, theology), 14C–17C
  • Women in Renaissance philosophy (as authors, readers, patrons, translators, etc. or as a topic of philosophical discussion)
  • Encounters between European philosophy and non-Western forms of thought, 14C–17C
  • Teaching Renaissance philosophy in the 21st century

All sessions must be organized by a current member of the Renaissance Society of America. Please send the following materials to Sara Miglietti ( by 15 July:

Panel Proposal (min 2, max 4 speakers)

  • panel title (15-word maximum)
  • a 1-2 page description of the panel
  • any audio-visual requests
  • panel chair
  • respondent (optional for three-paper panels, required for panels with only two presenters)

Each paper presenter must provide:

  • paper title (15-word maximum)
  • abstract (150-word maximum)
  • discipline area
  • curriculum vitae (.pdf or .doc, no longer than 5 pages)
  • PhD or other terminal degree completion date (past or expected)
  • full name, current affiliation, and email address

Roundtable Proposal (min. 4, max 8 discussants)

  • session title (15-word maximum)
  • a 1-2 page description of the roundtable
  • session abstract (150-word maximum)
  • discipline area
  • discussants (min. 4, max. 8)
  • any audio-visual requests
  • session chair
  • current email addresses for all participants

Decisions on submissions will be sent out at least one week before the RSA submission deadline of 15 August 2020.


  • No dual submissions please. RSA rules allow a participant to presentonly one paper. A dual submission could lead to the cancellation of an entire panel.
  • Sessions composed entirely of graduate students will not be considered, in keeping with RSA policy. Graduate students should be doctoral candidates within one or two years of defending their dissertations.

Tags:  Legal and Political Thought  Neo-Latin Literature  Philosophy  Rhetoric 

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