CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the Renaissance

Source of Information: RENAIS-L 2001-04-04
Date of Event: 2002-04-11 to 13
Location of event: Tempe, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2001-04-20


"Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the Renaissance"

A special session at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of
America, 11-13 April 2002 in Tempe, Arizona.

Proposals are invited for presentations on sexually transmitted diseases
during the Renaissance (c.1350-c.1650). Presentations may cover medical,
literary, artistic, religious, or cultural descriptions or analysis or
beliefs about the sexual transmission of diseases.

From the Black Death to Fracastoro's "Syphilis" and beyond, the Late
Middle Ages and the Renaissance were often forced to deal with the
possibility that the current pox had something to do with sex. This
session (or sessions) will explore these beliefs and consider how early
modern Europe dealt with the conundrum of sexual pleasure and disease.

Please email a title, 100-word summary, and a one-page curriculum vitae
to Konrad Eisenbichler at before 20
April 2001.

Note that the deadline is nearly immediate, but the conference is next
year, in April 2002.