CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Renaissance Futures (edited collection)


Source of Information: CFP via H-UTOPIA, 2007-02-04
Date of Event: n.a.: volume of collected papers
Location of event: n.a.: volume of collected papers
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2007-03-31




CFP: Renaissance Futures (edited collection)
 Abstracts due: 31 March 2007
 Articles (6,000 words) due: 31 March 2008
For more information, see:
http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~enstaab2/futures.html
We are seeking essays for an edited collection on 'Renaissance 
Futures'.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, early modern conceptions or
narratives of the following:
 Progress, mutability, predestination, providence, fate, fortune,
destiny, personal development; pilgrim's progresses, dreams, visions,
intuitions, fortune-telling and soothsaying; personal futures: providing
for old age, descendents; linguistics: future tenses; philosophia
perennis, architecture, visual arts and culture, prophets and oracles,
astrology, almanacs, natural science, astronomical and meteorological
portents; medicine, diagnoses, health and mortality; innovation and
tradition in science, technology and manufacturing; machines,
time-keeping, automata; material culture; economic futures: credit,
forecasting, speculation; social, religious, political reform; town
planning; history, chronicles; cyclical and linear history;
historiography, military strategy and planning, apocalypse,
millenarianism, eschatology, utopias... We would especially welcome essays
which approach the idea of the future from a comparative angle, or which
consider the conception of the future from non-Western or non-Christian
historical perspectives. We are interested in discussions of popular and
material culture and history, as well as literary, artistic and
philosophical sources. For more information, please contact the editors,
Andrea Brady (Brunel University) and Emily Butterworth (Kings College
London), at: andrea.brady@brunel.ac.uk or emily.butterworth@kcl.ac.uk.