CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Promised Lands: The Bible, Christian Missions, and Colonial Histories in Latin Christendom, 400-1700 AD.


Source of Information: FICINO 2001-11-08
Date of Event: 2002-10-24 to 26
Location of event: Vancouver, Canada
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2002-03-01




CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

"Promised Lands: The Bible, Christian Missions, and Colonial Histories in
Latin Christendom, 400-1700 AD."

A workshop to be hosted by the Committee for Medieval Studies and the Peter
Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, 24-26
October 2002.

"Latin Christendom" is understood to include European missions to Asia and
the Americas, "mission" to embrace all forms of religio-political
expansionism. The aim of this exploratory workshop will be to bring
together scholars working on chronologically and geographically separated
theatres of christianization.

Papers are invited on such topics as

(1) narratives and theories of territory, conquest and settlement derived
from or referred to the Bible,

(2) emergent histories of Christian empire and of the medieval and early
modern nation, and

(3) ideas and stories of "land-title," "nationhood" and "empire" among
colonized/christianized peoples before, during and after the experience of
Christian missions.

Comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives will be especially welcome.

Send a short biography and proposal (max. 500 words) to Mark Vessey or
Christine Jones, Department of English, University of British Columbia,
397-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1.
mvessey@interchange.ubc.ca, jonesc@interchange.ubc.ca, fax 604-822-6906.

Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2002.


Mark Vessey

Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Literature / Christianity and Culture
Department of English
University of British Columbia
397-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z1

604-822-4095 (phone)
604-822-6906 (fax)

www.english.ubc.ca/faculty/vessey/index.htm
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