CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Ritual and Remembrance in the Early Modern World

Source of Information: FOICINO 2002-11-11
Date of Event: 2003-06-27 to 29
Location of event: Aberdeen, U.K.
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2003-01-15


An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Centre for Early Modern
Studies in conjunction with the School of English
University of Aberdeen
27-29th June 2003

The subjects of ritual and memory are attracting growing interest among
early modern scholars.  The implications of this burgeoning field of study
bear closely upon a period of transformation and upheaval. This conference
aims to bring together scholars to consider this moment of transition in the
dynamics of Ritual and Memory.  Papers are invited from those looking to
address these concerns.  Possible subjects might include:

Ritual techniques and practices; memory sites; arts of memory and
memorialistion; customs, histories and records; forms of devotion; calendar
customs; ceremony, liturgy and the sacred; images and icons; magic and
superstition; demystification; death and dying; geographies of the
afterlife; ghosts and demons, ghost stories and ghost writers; dreams,

Papers from the perspectives of literature, history, art history, gender
studies and other relevant fields are welcome.
Please submit abstracts of not more than 250 words in hard copy or email to
conference organisers Andrew Gordon and Tom Rist by 15th Jan 2003 at the
following address:

Ritual and Remembrance Conference
Department of English
University of Aberdeen
Taylor Building
Old Aberdeen AB24 3UB
Fax: +44 (0)1224-272624

Or by email to     or