CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Home and World: 1500-1800

Source of Information: RENAIS-L 2003-11-20
Date of Event: 2004-02-20
Location of event: Santa Barbara, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2003-11-30

CALL FOR PAPERS: Home and World: 1500-1800

Friday, February 20, 2004, UCSB Early Modern Center

The Early Modern Center of the University of California, Santa Barbara
and its affiliates invite paper proposals for an interdisciplinary
conference on the Center's 2003-2004 theme, "Home and World: 1500-1800."
This one-day conference will explore how these two categories or
concepts were experienced and defined throughout the early modern
period. The program will include nine panelists representing a variety
of disciplines, as well the following talks by invited speakers:

"Locating the Early Modern English Home" - Frances Dolan, Professor 
English at UC Davis, will address how we conceptualize the "early modern
English home," considering, for example, whether this phrase can be used
to describe the homes of the English in Colonial Virginia.

"Interior Decoration in the Noble Homes of Late Seventeenth-Century
Dauphiné" - Donna Bohanan, Professor of History at Auburn University,
will examine how nobles in a 17th-century French province used
conspicuous consumption and a clearly defined style of interior
decoration to (re-)establish, demonstrate, and exercise their public
power and social rank.

"Home and World in 18th-Century Scotland: John Galt's Annals of the
Parish and the Imperatives of Empire"- Toni Bowers, Professor of English
at the University of Pennsylvania, will explore the imperial imperatives
informing the ostensibly provincial novel Annals of the Parish (1821).


We invite proposals from all disciplines, as well as proposals for
interdisciplinary papers that use a variety of approaches. Proposals can
interpret "home" and "world" broadly, but should examine how these two
terms are held in dialogue or tension with each other. Home, for
example, might be conceived of as any private or circumscribed spaced
defined in opposition to some "outside" or "other." Possible topics
include, but are not limited to:




Public vs. Private Spheres


The Other

Proposals for 15-minute papers are due by November 30, 2003, and should
take the form of a 250-word abstract. Please submit your abstract online

If necessary, you may also email your proposal to

For more information about the conference:

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Travel and lodging:

A limited number of conference-rate rooms are available at the
beach-side Franciscan Inn (, 805-963-8845). For
more information on travel to and accommodations near UC Santa Barbara,
please visit:

The following University of California, Santa Barbara departments and
programs are co-sponsoring this event with the Early Modern Center:

English Dept., Comparative Literature Program, History Dept., Women's
Studies Program