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Exploring the Renaissance 2018: An International Conference
2018-04-12 to 2018-04-14
Atlanta, Georgia

South-Central Renaissance Conference

and its affiliate societies

Queen Elizabeth I Society

Andrew Marvell Society

Society for Renaissance Art History

invite your paper submissions for

Exploring the Renaissance 2018: An International Conference

April 12–14, 2018

The Georgian Terrace Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia

The South-Central Renaissance Conference, which has met annually since its founding in 1951, is an interdisciplinary association of Renaissance scholars with members primarily from North America and Europe.SCRC takes pride in being one of the oldest and friendliest Renaissance conferences in North America.

Invited Speakers

William B. Hunter Lecturer: Peggy O’Brien, Folger Shakespeare Library

Louis L. Martz Lecturer: Dorothy Metzger Habel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Keynote Lecturer: Brian Corrigan, University of North Georgia

SCRC welcomes 15- to 20-minute papers on any aspect of Renaissance studies (music, art history, history, literature, language, philosophy, science, theology, et al.) and especially welcomes interdisciplinary papers.

Submit abstracts only (400-500 words, plus a 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) via the SCRC website’s abstract submission form at beginning September 15, 2017 through December 15, 2017. Scholars whose papers are accepted must attend the conference; papers cannot be read in absentia.

Program participants are required to join SCRC and are encouraged to submit publication-length versions of their papers to SCRC’s fully refereed, independent scholarly journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture.

Shorter papers (up to 3,000 words) are invited for submission to SCRC’s online newsletter, Discoveries. To propose a special session, e-mail the program chair no later than November 1, 2017. If a special session is approved, presenters must then submit their abstracts online via the SCRC website by December 15, 2017.

To compete for a limited number of graduate travel fellowships ($300 maximum), graduate students whose papers have been accepted for the conference must apply to the program chair by e-mail, attaching the complete text of their paper, by February 1, 2017. Undergraduates who would like to present a paper must not only

submit abstracts but also e-mail the complete text of their paper and a faculty letter of recommendation to the program chair no later than December 15, 2017.

For more information

SCRC Website:

Program Chair: Pat Garcia, The University of Texas at Austin,

Local Host: Renee Bricker, University of North Georgia, link

VI International Conference on Afro-hispanic, Luso-brazilian, and Latin American Studies
2018-08-07 to 2018-08-10
Reginald Amonoo Building (Modern Languages Annex), University of Ghana, Legon (Accra)

The purpose of this conference is to build and sustain a dialogue among the various disciplines engaged in the study of issues related to Africa and the peoples of African ancestry in Brazil and the Spanish-speaking world. Initiated in 2007, the conference provides a framework for cross-disciplinary interactions and offers a forum for scholars from diverse fields of study related to the Afro-Hispanic world to share their research and scholarly endeavors.

The rationale for choosing the site of this international conference has not changed. Most of the slaves that were transported to the Americas came from this part of Africa. Consequently, a historical connection exists between Ghana and the daughters and sons of Africa who ended up on the shores of the Caribbean and other slave ports in the Americas. The slave forts of Cape Coast and Elmina have, therefore, become key destinations for many from across the world. Since Ghana‘s political independence over fifty years ago, it has played a leading role in advocating for peace and freedom on the African continent. Holding this event in Ghana is a way of recognizing the importance of this country within the annals of world history and its current position as a genuine democratic nation in Africa. Furthermore, since its establishment, the School of Languages at the University of Ghana has been at the forefront in the promotion of Hispanic studies on the African continent. The conference continues to honor the efforts of the Spanish Department, which has produced outstanding African Hispanists, who teach in various institutions in North America and Europe.

Detailed information is available at the Conference website: link

NeandertART 2018
2018-08-22 to 2018-08-24
Turin, Italy

This conference will be held by Centro Studi e Museo d’Arte Preistorica (CeSMAP), Pinerolo:

“Is there palaeoart before modern humans?
Did Neandertals or other early humans create ‘art’?”

International Conference to be held at the University of Turin, Italy
From 22 to 26 August 2018

Academic sessions will be from 22 to 24 August 2018,
followed by field trips to Neandertal sites on 25 and 26 August (Fumane Cave, Verona, Italy and Ciota Ciara Cave, Borgosesia, Italy).

The three sessions:

  1. Changes in environment and human adaptations.
  2. Changes in the utilitarian and non-utilitarian productions in two million years of human history.
  3. The dawn of art-like productions and behaviours.


Alternative suggestions are invited, as well as expressions of interest in organising specific sessions or symposia.

Further announcements will be made progressively.

Interested researchers are encouraged to submit preliminary proposals by e-mail to:

dario.seglie(at) link