Rethinking the Renaissance Archive

The Renaissance Society of America is hosting an online lightening talk series on Rethinking the Renaissance Archive during Spring 2022.

This series is being organized by the RSA’s Graduate Student Advisory Committee. Here is their call for proposals:

The Renaissance Society of America’s Graduate Student Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that our Online Graduate Student Lightning Talk Series will continue in 2022. The first session will be held on Thursday, February 24.

This year’s theme is “Rethinking the Renaissance Archive.” We invite participants, from various disciplinary backgrounds, to think about the nature of the Renaissance archive. Specifically, what constitutes a Renaissance archive and how can it be reimagined to account for a broader variety of experiences, traditions, ideas, and practices across time and space?

Abstracts of 150 words are due by Sunday, January 16. Please submit your name, email address, affiliation, proposed title, and short abstract by clicking here and answering the questionnaire at the bottom of the page. Participants will be notified by Monday, January 24. 

Lightning talks are concise oral presentations of five minutes, which may or may not include visual aids. Presentations could be based on:

• An argument from your work (BA/MA thesis, PhD dissertation, or article)

• Initial findings from side projects, or work in progress

• Archival findings

• Pedagogical questions

• Field/experience-based observations, and/or

• Any archive-related topic that might stimulate discussion.

This event is open to all graduate students but preference will be given to RSA graduate student members. Please email the RSA with questions. 

Best of luck,

RSA Graduate Student Advisory Committee

Farah Bazzi Rachel Carlisle Bar Leshem Thomas Santa Maria Wenrui Zhao

This entry was posted in Archival Research, Conferences, Cultural History, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, European History, Graduate Work in History, Lectures and Seminars, Manuscript Studies, Renaissance Art and History. Bookmark the permalink.

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