CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Shell Games: Scams, frauds and deceits (1300-1650)


Source of Information: FICINO 2000-05-23
Date of Event: 2001-04-28 to 29
Location of event: Toronto, Canada
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2000-06-30




Shell Games: Scams, frauds and deceits (1300-1650)

Schemes calculated to deceive

This multi-disciplinary conference will explore the practice of deception
in late medieval and early modern cultures and ask how those who study the
past can use such schemes as a vehicle to advance our understanding of the
intellectual, economic, social and political climate of the period.

The conference is scheduled to take place 28-29 April 2001, at Victoria
University in the University of Toronto. Conference organizers invite
submissions for 20 minute papers. Deadline is 30 June 2000. Abstracts
should be no more than 150 words.  Submissions should be made
electronically and include a one-page (max.) C.V. to:

Richard Raiswell and Mark Crane
c/o Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

e-mail: crrs_toronto@hotmail.com

Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Fraud and deceit in:
cartography
commerce
diplomacy
gender and identity politics
law
literature
medicine
national myths
'New World' contacts
printing and publishing
religion
travel
visual arts

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William R. Bowen University of Toronto (St. George campus)       
bowen@chass.utoronto.ca University of Toronto at Scarborough            
bowen@scar.utoronto.ca FICINO                                    
editor@chass.utoronto.ca
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