CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Conservativism in the Early Modern Period

Source of Information: FICINO 2003-08-13
Date of Event: 2004-10-28 to 30
Location of event: Toronto, Canada
Deadline for abstracts etc.: unknown

Dear colleagues,

I am hoping to organize a session (or more than one if there is sufficient interest) on the broad theme of conservativism in the early modern period at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference to be held in Toronto in 2004. While scholars have devoted a great deal of attention to innovation in all fields from science and theology to literature and art, very little critical attention and detailed study has been given to the champions of tradition or critics of innovation in these fields from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. My hope is that by bringing together scholars who work on conservative strains of thought from diverse perspective we can begin to characterize the appeal of traditionalism in a period normally studied through the lens of innovation and change. Early modern scholars in all disciplines are invited to participate.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to Mark Crane at Please pass this message on to anyone you think might be interested. Senior scholars who are interested in chairing or commenting upon a session are also invited to get in touch.


Mark Crane, Graduate Fellow

Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies


Mark Crane
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
Victoria University in the University of Toronto
71 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7 ******** (416)532-3585