Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies /Société canadienne d’études de la Renaissance
The 2023 conference of the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies / Société canadienne d’études de la Renaissance (CSRS/SCÉR) will be held in person (exclusively) at York University from May 27 to May 29, as a part of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme for this year’s Congress is “Reckonings and Re-Imaginings.”
We are thrilled to announce our plenary speakers: Diane Desrosiers (Université McGill);
Elizabeth Hodgson (University of British Columbia); Nicholas Terpstra (University of Toronto).
The CSRS/SCÉR invites proposals that address the 2023 Congress theme in relation to the Renaissance and/or early modern period (approximately 1400-1700). What aspects of the Renaissance seem especially germane to our own struggles to live in non-hierarchical relationships that respect our human differences and environment? Topics here might include early modern equity and diversity; race before race; environment and climate; the global Renaissance; public spheres; early modern epistemologies; religious conflict and reconciliation; early modern contact zones; distributive justice; queer sexualities; the status of women and minorities.
We also welcome proposals on any topic relevant to this period in a full range of disciplines, such as art history, bibliography, book history, cultural studies, digital humanities, history, literature, rhetoric, medicine, music, philosophy, and the sciences. Trans/Multi/Inter-disciplinary approaches are particularly welcome. Proposals can be submitted in either English or French, and should take the form of one of the following:
- an individual paper proposal (maximum 300 words);
- a panel of three or four proposed papers that address a defined theme (to be submitted in one file listing the names and institutional affiliations of the organizer(s), chair, and participants, the title of the session, a brief description (of 100 to 300 words) of the theme, and 300-word abstracts of each of the three proposed papers);
- a roundtable discussion (to be submitted in one file including the names and institutional affiliations of the organizer(s), chair, and 4-6 speakers, the title of the session, and a 300-word paragraph outlining the focus and goals of the session);
- a workshop, naming the leaders and describing the goals and the methods to be employed (maximum 300 words).
By 31 January 2023, please submit your proposal(s) together with a brief (100-word) bio for each participant indicating the presenter or speaker’s name, institutional affiliation, position (graduate student, faculty member, independent scholar, etc.), and full contact information to the Program Chair Elizabeth Sauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download the Call for Papers.
Acceptances of successful submissions will be sent out by the end of February 2023.
We also eagerly welcome nominations for the CSRS/SCÉR Lifetime Achievement Award. Qualifying candidates will have made major contributions to Renaissance Studies in Canada by their learned publications and will have contributed in additional ways to the flourishing of Renaissance Studies in Canada or abroad, such as in the quality of their teaching at all levels of study, in the supervision of graduate work, in research teams, editorships of learned journals, or by any other means considered appropriate. The selected candidates will also have been members of the CSRS/SCÉR for at least fifteen years across their careers. Please forward your nominations by 15 January 2023 to the President of the CSRS/SCÉR, Kenneth Graham, at email@example.com.
We very much look forward to greeting you at our long-awaited in-person meetings and celebrations in May.
Kenneth Graham, President
Elizabeth Sauer, VP and Program Director