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Recent CFPs from early modern blogs for upcoming conferences, seminars, workshops and similar events that are likely to be of interest to early modernists (more info). This page only includes CFPs posted within the last few weeks; for older posts, you'll need to search the post categories (try "conference", "cfp", etc).    

Epistolary cultures – letters and letter-writing in early modern Europe The University of York 18-19 March, 2016 From the place of Cicero’s intimate letters in the development of Renaissance humanism,...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 2 Apr 2015
The call for papers for the Society of Architectural Historians 69th Annual International Conference (due 9 Jun, Pasadena, California, USA) is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…”...
From Early Modern Architecture on 1 Apr 2015

Appel à communication : « Jheronimus Bosch: his Life & his Work » (’s Hertogenbosch, 14-16 avril 2016)

To commemorate the death of Jheronimus Bosch in 1516, the city of ’s Hertogenbosch will organize a wide range of events in 2016. One of the highlights of the Jheronimus Bosch Year will be the exhibition...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 1 Apr 2015

Appel à communication : « The Meaning of Marginalia in Early Modern Art and Theory (1550-1750) » (Washington, février 2016)

Published texts employed as teaching and learning tools by early modern artists, authors, and art patrons often bear traces of their readers’ reactions in the form of marginal notes, and artists...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 1 Apr 2015

Appel à communication : « The Language of Fame and Failure in the Renaissance » (Washington, février 2016)

What was the vocabulary for describing an artist’s fame or failure during the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries? How did this language vary when it was voiced by one artist about another artist?...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 1 Apr 2015
ANNOUNCING A NEW SERIES OF SHAKESPEARE EVENTS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS AND EARLY CAREER SCHOLARS Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS), part of the London Graduate School, announces the launch of Kingston...
From Cardiff Shakespeare on 1 Apr 2015
Collected Essays | Tales from the Crypt: Museum Storage and Meaning Museums are about display. But are they really? In spite of recent curatorial attempts to exhibit ‘visible storage’, prevailing...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 1 Apr 2015

Appel à communication : « Culture matérielle. Présence et visibilité des artistes, des corporations et des confréries dans la période pré-moderne » (Munich, février 2016)

Au cours des dernières années le « tournant matériel » a incité, dans de nombreuses disciplines sociologiques et des sciences humaines, à se poser de nouvelles questions et à...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 31 Mar 2015
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Das Japanische Palais in Dresden. Vom Porzellanschloss Augusts des Starken zum Museumsschloss des frühen Bildungsbürgertums” (due 26 Apr,...
From Early Modern Architecture on 30 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : « Compassion in Early Modern Culture (1550-1700) » (Amsterdam, septembre 2015)

This two‐day international conference aims to bring together literary scholars, art historians, musicologists, and cultural historians to explore thinking about the experience as well as the social and...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 30 Mar 2015

Appel à contributions : Connoisseurship – or Connoisseurs? (CAA, Washington, 3-6 février 2016)

Call for Papers : CAA Session: Connoisseurship – or Connoisseurs? Washington DC, February 3 – 06, 2016 Deadline: May 8, 2015 Connoisseurship is a practice in the history of art that has been...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 30 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : « Paris and the polish Artists 1945-1989″ (7-9 octobre 2015, Pologne)

Paris and the Polish Artists 1945-1989 (Torun, 7-9 Oct 15)Centre d’art contemporain, Torun, Pologne, October 7 – 09, 2015 Deadline: Jun 30, 2015 Paris et les artistes polonais / Paris and the Polish...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 30 Mar 2015
Runaways: Desertion and Mobility in Global Labor History, c. 1650-1850 International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, Netherlands October 22-23, 2015 Early modern globalization depended on the mobility...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 30 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : « Parures et corps ornés dans l’Europe de la première modernité » (Reims, septembre 2015)

Cette journée d’étude est organisée dans le cadre du projet « Représentations du corps héroïque » (Reims) et « Les Objets de la littérature baroque » (Epistémè), et fait suite aux premières...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 29 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : « Séminaire de recherche active en histoire de l’art moderne (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles) » (Paris, 2015)

Récemment créé par des étudiants modernistes, le GRHAM (Groupe de Recherche en Histoire de l’Art Moderne) est une association qui souhaite offrir un lieu d’échange d’idées à l’ensemble des...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 29 Mar 2015
“Blood, Tears, Sweat: Corporeality in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds” UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies & Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group 21st Annual Conference The...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 29 Mar 2015
The 2015 Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities  conference will look at the varied and innovative ways in which archives, museums, libraries and academia can engage with audiences in the digital...
From The Great Parchment Book on 27 Mar 2015
2016 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference Pittsburgh, 31 March — 3 April 2016 Session Proposals due by 1 June 2015 Proposals for panels at the at the 47th annual meeting of...
From Enfilade on 27 Mar 2015
Compassion in Early Modern Culture (1550-1700) VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands 18-19 September, 2015 This two‐day international conference aims to bring together literary scholars, art historians,...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 27 Mar 2015
Turning the Page: Bibliographical Innovation and the Legacy of Aldus Manutius The University of Melbourne, Australia 26- 27 November, 2015 2015 marks the quincentenary of the death of the great printer...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 26 Mar 2015
Why Mester de Clerecía in 2015? The thirteenth century was a dynamic time in the Iberian Peninsula, as political and cultural changes were occurring throughout the realms that occupied what is now...
From EM Spanish History Notes on 25 Mar 2015
Demeter Press is seeking contributions for an edited collection entitled, “Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood.” Lee Baxter and Martha Satz, editors. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract...
From Perceptions of Pregnancy on 24 Mar 2015
The Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies is stronger than ever before after switching to an open source format – at the recent ASPHS conference, David Messenger reported that record...
From EM Spanish History Notes on 24 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : « Intersections of Art and Science in the Long Nineteenth Century » (Colombus, 12-15 novembre 2015)

We welcome papers that explore the intersection of “art” and “science” in the long nineteenth century. From Keats’s enigmatic intonation “beauty is truth, truth beauty,” to Ruskin’s...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 24 Mar 2015
‘War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture’ Queen’s University Belfast 26–28 November, 2015 War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture is a three-day conference to be held...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 23 Mar 2015
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Space, Place, and Landscape in the History of Communications” (due 3 Apr, Oxford, England) is available here and under “Calls for Books,...
From Early Modern Architecture on 22 Mar 2015
From H-ArtHist: Reconsidering the Rococo: 18th to 21st Centuries / Penser le Rococo (XVIIIe–XXIe Siècle) University of Lausanne, 5–6 November 2015 Proposals due by 30 June 2015 This symposium will...
From Enfilade on 22 Mar 2015
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Religious Identities in Conflict?:  Coexistence, Exchanges and Confrontations in the Mediterranean (12th-18th c.)” (due 31 Mar, Valencia, Spain)...
From Early Modern Architecture on 21 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : « Words and Concepts » — CIHA (Pékin, 15-22 Septembre 2015)

Session du Congrès International du CIHA Starting with the difference of the term “art” we want to look at the wide field of linguistic terms, to explain the significance and meaning by the relaying...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 21 Mar 2015
From H-ArtHist: Collected Essays | Tales from the Crypt: Museum Storage and Meaning Abstracts due by 15 May 2015 / Final papers due by 15 October 2015 Museums are about display. But are they really?...
From Enfilade on 21 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : « The Modernities of French Art and Its History, 1780 to the Present  » (Washington, février 2016)

From now-canonical studies that helped lay the methodological foundations of art history as a discipline to the extraordinary popularity of French art and ideas outside of the academy, the history of French...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 20 Mar 2015
“The Charm of the Unfamiliar”: Myth and Alterity in Early Modern Literature Postgraduate Conference of the Department of English Studies, University of Durham St Mary’s College, Durham Friday...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 20 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : « Transformer le corps masculin : armes, armures et objets personnels gravés dans l’Europe moderne / Transforming the Male Body: Etched and Engraved Arms, Armour and Personal Objects in Early Modern Europe » (Paris, octobre 2015)

Transformer le corps masculin : armes, armures et objets personnels gravés dans l’Europe moderne Vendredi 16 octobre 2015 Musée de l’Armée (Auditorium Austerlitz – Hôtel national des Invalides,...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 20 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : « El Retablo en el espacio Iberoamericano » (Lisbonne, Nov 15)

El Retablo en el espacio Iberoamericano (Lisbon, 26-27 Nov 15) Lisbon, Portugal, November 26 – 27, 2015 Deadline: Apr 30, 2015 El Instituto de História da Arte de la Faculdade de Ciências Sociais...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 18 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : « Penser le rococo : XVIIIe-XXIe siècle » (Lausanne, novembre 2015)

Penser le rococo: XVIIIe-XXIe siècle (Lausanne, 5-6 Nov 15) Université de Lausanne, 5-6 Novembre 5 2015 Date limite :30 juin 2015 APPEL A CONTRIBUTION Penser le rococo (XVIIIe-XXIe siècle) Colloque,...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 18 Mar 2015

Call for Papers | CAA in Washington, D.C., 2016

The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., from across the Tidal Basin of the Potomac River (Wikimedia Commons, Rdsmith4, 2005) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ The following selection of panels may be...
From Enfilade on 18 Mar 2015
“Women In The Global Eighteenth Century” The Aphra Behn Society Conference 2015 Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. November 5-6, 2015 Conference Website Plenary lecture by Dr. Lynn Festa, Associate...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 18 Mar 2015
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Material Culture. Presence and Visibility of Artists, Guilds, Brotherhoods in the Pre-Modern Era” (due 15 Apr, Munich, Germany) is available...
From Early Modern Architecture on 17 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : 34ème congrès mondial d’histoire de l’art du CIHA (Pékin, 15-22 septembre 2016)

Le Comité chinois d’histoire de l’art accueillera le 34ème Congrès Mondial d’Histoire de l’art du CIHA à Pékin et invite les historiens de l’art de tous les pays à y...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 17 Mar 2015
What: Explaining historical phenomena using social science methodology; coordinated through a series of networks, one focuses on Sexuality and a second focuses on the history of Health and the Environment...
From Perceptions of Pregnancy on 17 Mar 2015
Music and Literature: Critical Polyphonies Durham Castle 2 July, 2015 Submissions are open for this one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, which seeks to explore the myriad ways in which literature...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 17 Mar 2015
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Terms (34th World Congress of Art History, CIHA)” (due 30 Jun, Beijing, China) is available here and under “Calls for Books, Lectures…”...
From Early Modern Architecture on 16 Mar 2015

Call for Papers | Altarpieces in the Ibero-American Context

◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ From the conference website: O Retábulo no espaço Iberoamericano: forma, função e iconografia Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, UNL, Lisbon, 26–27 November 2015 Proposals...
From Enfilade on 16 Mar 2015
Dear Colleagues, We—Christina Ionescu and Leigh Dillard—are engaged in the planning stages of a reader on eighteenth-century book illustration that would encompass various traditions (English, French,...
From Enfilade on 16 Mar 2015
Play of Emotions: Meanings Collaboratory The University of Western Australia 19-20 November, 2015 This will be a free event but for catering purposes a registration page will be posted before the end of...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 16 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : Tourist guidebooks (Pisa/Florence, 11-12 Jun 15)

Tourist guidebooks (Pisa/Florence, 11-12 Jun 15) Pisa/Florence (Italy), June 11 – 12, 2015 Deadline: Mar 25, 2015 Call for papers Tourist guidebooks: where the vocabulary and the images of Cultural...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 15 Mar 2015
From H-ArtHist: Printmaking in Scotland in the 18th Century University of St Andrews, 4 December 2015 Proposals due by 1 June 2015 This conference will explore the rich world of printmaking and its development...
From Enfilade on 15 Mar 2015
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Animating the Georgian London Town House ” (due 8 May, London, England) is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…”...
From Early Modern Architecture on 14 Mar 2015
Le XXe siècle s’ouvre sur un élan vers le nouveau, qui constitue à la fois le mot d’ordre et le point commun des avant-gardes dites historiques, ensemble de mouvements européens et internationaux...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 14 Mar 2015
The call for papers for the conference entitled “À la recherche de la norme. Arts et lettres dans l’Italie de la Renaissance” (due 1 May, Liège, Belgium) is available here and under “Calls...
From Early Modern Architecture on 13 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : « New ‘Istoria': Sixteenth-Century Approaches to Narrative Convention » (Vancouver, octobre 2015)

When Michelangelo started work on the Last Judgment (1535), a hundred years had passed since Leon Battista Alberti’s Della pittura (1435-6) introduced the concept of istoria as the “greatest work...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 13 Mar 2015
See http://www.phil-hum-ren.uni-muenchen.de/W4RF/YaBB.pl?num=1316767306/49#49 .
From Web4Ren Forum (W4RF) on 13 Mar 2015
This is a reminder that chapter abstracts for an edited volume Scholarship, Print, and Polemics in Seventeenth-Century Germany are due on 31 March 2015. The editor is seeking contributions that explore...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 13 Mar 2015
Merry Wiesner-Hanks and Allyson Poska are  looking for a fourth participant for a roundtable that we are putting together for the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Vancouver (October 22-25) on women’s...

Appel à communication : « The Senses and Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance » (Bristol, 8-9 juin 2015)

Where does the recent sensory turn in the Arts and Humanities leave the study of Visual Culture? Can the viewer/object model incorporate the full sensorium without imposing ocularcentrism? How has vision’s...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 12 Mar 2015

Call for Papers | The Japanese Palace in Dresden

From H-ArtHist: Das Japanische Palais in Dresden: Vom Porzellanschloss Augusts des Starken zum Museumsschloss des frühen Bildungsbürgertums Dresden, 9–10 October 2015 Proposals due by 26 April 2015 Tagung...
From Enfilade on 12 Mar 2015
Homer and the Epic Tradition (Homer Seminar VIII) A Conference in Honour of Professor Elizabeth Minchin The Australian National University, Canberra 7-8 December, 2015 This seminar, to be held at The Australian...
From ANZAMEMS Inc on 12 Mar 2015
The call for papers for the conference entitled “O Retábulo no espaço Iberoamericano: forma, função e iconografia” (due 30 Apr, Lisbon, Portugal) is available here and under “Calls...
From Early Modern Architecture on 11 Mar 2015

Appel à communication : « Renaissance Drawings for and after Sculpture” (Rome, novembre 2015)

The Photographic Collection of the Bibliotheca Hertziana has been responsible for the care of and access to Walter and Jutta Gernsheim’s Corpus Photographicum of Drawings since 2002. The Corpus includes...
From Le blog de l'APAHAU on 11 Mar 2015
From The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art: Animating the Georgian London Town House London, 17 March 2016 Proposals due by 8 May 2015 Organised by The Paul Mellon Centre, The National Gallery,...
From Enfilade on 11 Mar 2015

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