SCSC – October 16-19 2014 – New Orleans, Louisiana

Early Modern Conversions – Call for Papers

Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) – New Orleans, October 16-19, 2014

Panel Organizers EMC GSA: Heather Muckart (UBC), Krystel Chehab (UBC), and Ivana Vranic (UBC)

Deadline: March 30, 2014

We are seeking papers for two interdisciplinary panels to be submitted to the annual Sixteenth Century Society and Conference to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The panels will explore topics and questions central to the Early Modern Conversions project.

The panels aim to investigate the ways in which different modalities of conversion can be understood as processes central to evolving understanding of the world during the early modern period, and in turn contribute to a redefinition of the early modern period more generally. In particular, the period has often been defined by change resulting from the introduction of ideas that challenged previously accepted scientific, religious, and socio-political perceptions of the world, and the establishment of new ways of making its continuously expanding horizons more visible. We invite papers that directly or indirectly consider forms of conversion as literal, metaphoric, visual, or philosophical processes of transformation, such as a transformation from one way of being or knowing to another.

If you are interested in participating, please email an abstract of no more than 250 words to by March 30, 2014.

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