As a new Associate Organization of the Renaissance Society of America, the Society for Early Modern Classical Reception (SEMCR) invites proposals for papers to be delivered at the 2018 meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in New Orleans, LA.  For one of its inaugural panels, SEMCR invites abstracts on classical philology in the Renaissance.

Renaissance engagement with the linguistic and literary culture of antiquity – whether in the form of language study, textual transmission, or translation – constitutes a relatively coherent body of evidence through which to understand the processes of and motivations for ‘receiving’ the classics. By studying the Renaissance appropriation of Greek and Latin philology, we find a vehicle of cross-cultural communication in an increasingly divided early modern Europe.  We welcome proposals that highlight the mutual benefits arising from closer engagement between classicists and early modernists on the topic of classical philology in the Renaissance.

The Society is committed to creating a congenial and collaborative forum for the infusion of new ideas into classics and early modern studies, and hence welcomes abstracts that are exploratory in nature as well as abstracts of latter-stage research.

Abstracts of no more than 150 words and a short CV of no more than 300 words should be sent as separate email attachments to [email protected] (see the RSA’s abstract guidelines and CV guidelines and models). The abstracts will be judged anonymously: applicants are asked not to identify themselves in any way on the abstract page. Proposals must be received by May 31, 2017.

In the body of the email the following information should be included:

-the applicant’s name, affiliation, email address

-the applicant’s paper title (15-word maximum)

-relevant keywords.