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Renaissance Society of America

Annual Meeting

San Juan, Puerto Rico
9–11 March 2023

Deadline for Submissions:  July 31, 2022

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Hesperides invites proposals for individual papers or organized panels for the Renaissance Society of America’s 2023 meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We welcome interventions that contribute to Hesperides’ core mission: to showcase the breadth of contemporary scholarship that explores the diverse manifestations of classical traditions across and between Iberian contact zones (from the Mediterranean to the Americas, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and beyond).  

As an affiliate organization of the RSA, we envision our sponsored panels as a platform to present the most inclusive snapshot of current scholarship in these contexts, and we therefore seek paper/panel proposals that transcend traditional disciplinary distinctions, periodizations, geographic boundaries, and linguistic divides. We thus welcome submissions from any scholars whose work engages with classical legacies as they intersect with any of these cultural, geographic, or linguistic contexts, during the early modern period (1300-1700).
Interventions that highlight classical legacies that have been overlooked in previous scholarship, such as those created by indigenous, Afrodescendant, and female voices, are especially welcome. We also encourage submissions that explore diverse forms of cultural production, learned and popular, across media and modality, representing non-elite in addition to elite perspectives.
Papers may be delivered in any of the RSA’s community languages, including English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Presenters whose submissions are selected are asked to comply with Hesperides community guidelines for conferences. For individual papers proposals, please send an abstract (150-word max) for a 20-minute paper following the RSA’s guidelines found here. For panel proposals, please send a description of the panel’s themes (500-word max) accompanied by individual abstracts (150-word max) for each paper to be included. Please send proposals to by July 31st, 2022. Notification will be given by the second week of August.

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