62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016
Park Plaza Hotel and Hynes Convention Center
Call for Papers: Framing the Renaissance in the 21st Century
(Deadline: June 5, 2015)
Claire Farago’s 1995 edited volume, Reframing the Renaissance, has had a tremendous impact on the field of early modern art history. On the 21st anniversary of its publication, we invite scholars to reflect on its role in transforming the way we approach the visual cultures of the early modern world. We are interested in papers that address the ways Reframing has helped precipitate broader historiographical, geographical, and pedagogical reformulations of the “Global Renaissance” and contemporaneous visual cultures. What challenges do we still face in writing histories of art produced within the contexts of exploration, conquest, colonialism, and imperialism? How can we enhance our methodologies to approach art historical phenomena beyond the inhibiting geopolitical constructs of nation states, or even continents? If the Renaissance was “Reframed” in 1995, which qualifier would we use in 2016: Globalized? Decentered? Decolonized? We invite scholars from different generations and subdisciplines to offer insights on the ways that Reframing the Renaissance has changed the field as we know it and to expand its applicability to new scholarly arenas.