Appel à contribution : « Early Modern Rome », Rome, 14-15 novembre 2024, date limite le 30 septembre 2023
Early modern Rome was contradictory and complex; its vernacular and high culture animated and rich. From Petrarch’s crowning as Poet Laureate on the Capitoline in 1341 to the foundation of the “new” Arcadia by Livio Odescalchi in 1711, this conference aims to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to investigate the city of Rome proper as well as the campagna romana through a variety of different approaches and methods.
The resounding response to previous Early Modern Rome conferences—EMR, May 2010: 76 papers from 9 countries; EMR2, October 2013: 119 papers from 12 countries; EMR3, October 2017: 136 papers from 14 countries; and EMR4, November 2021: 111 papers from 14 countries—mirrored the complex mix of the city itself and the changing face of early modern studies. We encourage papers from a range of disciplines—history, art and architectural history, literature, music, dance, religious studies, philosophy, history of medicine or science, diplomacy, gender, or others—to bring together those whose research focuses on the city of Rome or the countryside surrounding Rome. This iteration of EMR will also include several sessions devoted to the Odescalchi family from an interdisciplinary perspective. Interested scholars should write to us for a separate CFP.
The first two days of the conference will take place in Rome’s historical center, and the last day of the conference will instead be held at the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano.
Given that the organizers wish to foster dialogue with other researchers, we encourage the submission of single papers rather than complete sessions. Complete sessions will be accepted, although we reserve the right to reconfigure them on the basis of other proposals, if we deem it advisable.
Researchers are invited to send a one-page CV and an abstract of 150 words to Early Modern Rome at email@example.com by 30 September 2023. Participants will be notified by 10 November 2023. Conference papers should be 20-minutes (approximately 10 double-spaced pages) and may be in either English or Italian.
Organizers: Paolo Alei and Julia L. Hairston
Conference sponsored by Early Modern Rome in partnership with the Istituto storico italiano per il Medioevo, the Archivio storico Capitolino, the Biblioteca Vallicelliana, and the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle of Bracciano.