CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Sixteenth-Century Commentary

Source of Information: H-HRE 2006-05-22
Date of Event: 2007-05-24 to 25
Location of event: Saskatoon, Canada
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2006-08-15

"Sixteenth-Century Commentary"
Pre-Congress Conference
Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies
University of Saskatchewan
Thursday, May 24 - Friday, May 25, 2007
Saskatoon, Canada

The interdisciplinary Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies (CMRS)
faculty at the University of Saskatchewan invite proposals for a
conference on "Sixteenth-Century Commentary" May 24-25, 2007, in
Saskatoon, Canada. Papers may be presented in English or French. Proposals
are welcome from scholars within and outside Canada. Graduate students and
independent scholars as well as faculty are encouraged to participate. The
deadline for proposals is August 15, 2006. The Renaissance recovery of
classical texts; the development of printing and the spread of literacy;
exploration, trade, colonization, and increasingly conspicuous
consumption; the Reformation return to the sources of Christianity; the
critique of authority engendered by religious controversy and the
beginnings of science--these are among the factors that make commentary on
authoritative texts a vital, dynamic genre in the rapidly changing
sixteenth century. Topics for 20-minute papers or 90-minute panels might
include (but are not limited to) changing definitions and types of
commentary, development and format of the printed commentary, commentary
as a vehicle of controversy, issues of attribution and authority, and the
sixteenth century in the history of commentary from its ancient beginnings
to the present. The conference precedes the Congress for the Humanities
and Social Sciences, the largest annual academic gathering in Canada, to
be held May 26-June 2, 2007 amid the Collegiate Gothic architecture of the
University´s beautiful Saskatoon campus: cf., CMRS Conference delegates will be welcome to
register for the annual meetings held at the Congress by Canadian
societies, e.g. in bibliography; history; philosophy; Biblical, Patristic,
Medieval, and Renaissance studies; English and French languages and
literatures; German, Hispanic, Italian, and Slavic studies; religion,
theology, and church history; history and philosophy of science and
history of medicine; linguistics; political studies; and women´s studies.
Proposals of 200-300 words for papers or of 500-750 words for panels
should be submitted through the CMRS website (a form will be posted on, or by mail to "Sixteenth-Century
Commentary" Committee, CMRS/Department of History, 9 Campus Drive,
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5, Canada. -------