CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

The Origins of Modern Ethnography: Describing the "Other" in the Renaissance

Source of Information: RENAIS-L 2001-03-09
Date of Event: 2001-10-25 to 28
Location of event: Denver, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2001-03-14


"The Origins of Modern Ethnography: Describing the 'Other' in the

A special session at the forthcoming Sixteenth Century Studies
Conference to be held in Denver, Colorado, on 25-28 October 2001.

Proposals for 20 minute presentations are invited on the practice and
emergence of a new ethnography in the Renaissance. We are particularly
interested in papers that examine conceptional and representational
strategies (in travel narratives, literature, religious writings,
theatre, triumphal entries, etc.) dealing  either with the ethnographic
"Other" or with the new sensitivity within Europe for material culture
related to European expansion or contact with the "Other".

Proposals should be emailed to Prof. Konrad Eisenbichler at by Wednesday, 14 March 2001 and should
contain a title, a 100 words summary, and a one-page (maximum)
curriculum vitae.