Be sure to take a look at other sites here that offer conferences where your topic might be accomodated, such as Italy; Symposia in North America and Symposia everywhere else.
Held 7-9 June 2012. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Check the Web site ("Conferences) for details, etc. Please submit abstracts of 250 words, (accompanied by curriculum vitae) to (firstname.lastname@example.org) with "ICNS Abstract" in the subject line by December 15, 2011. Acceptance notification will be given by February 1, 2012.
Held 16-19 February 2012. Tempe, Arizona. Annual--held usually in February. Online submission date(s): June 1, 2011- October 16, 2011. For more information on this or future conferences, check the Web site.
Subjects covered are mostly late Medieval / Renaissance. They do not seem to hold their own conferences, but sponsor paper sessions at others. (Bizarre Web site is loaded with ads formatted in their own design; site is slow to be updated)
1 December 2012."Bi-annual." Theme: Charting the Future and the Unknown in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Conference Organizer, Professor Phillip John Usher (pusher - &at& - barnard.edu)[SIC] by October 1, 2011.
Sponsored by Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus. They have a conference about once every two years. So,next one should be in 2012.
Information about all conferences they sponsor, plus links to other announcements.
13 May 2013. University College Cork. Cork, Ireland. "Despite the prevailing constructs of Tuscany as the idealized cradle of the Renaissance, the region has also been characterized by a less positive portrayal: as the architectural and geographical embodiment of conflict and factionalism. Since the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Tuscan city states and their outlying territories have witnessed acute social and political clashes, such as those between the Guelfs and the Ghibellines, the uprisings during the Medici reign, the devastation of landscapes caused by World War II, or the current marginalization of such groups as the Rom in Florence's outskirts. This conference will explore the clashes that result from identity conflicts (be they political, ethnic, gender- or class-based) and their representation across a variety of disciplines, including Literature, Cinema, Geography, History, Sociology, Art History, among others, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present...Please send 300-word abstracts and a brief bio to (email@example.com) Silvia Ross by Friday, 11 January 2013.
"Promoting the study of the architecture and visual arts of Italy, from prehistory to the present day." (Mostly late Medieval-Renaissance, though). They sponsor conferences through other organizations, such as CAA and RSA.
New York City, The Frick Collection. "...a symposium that will accompany the special exhibition Piero della Francesca in America. On view from February 12, 2013, to May 20, 2013, the exhibition presents seven paintings made by Piero della Francesca for his native city, Borgo San Sepolcro. By bringing together a group of works that Piero created for his hometown, where the artist remained a lifelong resident and accepted more commissions than anywhere else, The Frick Collection offers art historians a chance to reflect on the importance of place to individual artists...Please send a 250-word abstract and curriculum vitae by January 14, 2013 to Olivia Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org)."
Held 3-6 January 2011. Los Angeles. "The Medieval and Renaissance Italian Division seeks papers on the following topics: "Metaphor and Meaning in Medieval and Renaissance Literature" and "Transgressive Love in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature" Please address questions and send abstracts to Maria Galli Stampino, (email@example.com)
Held 08-10 March 2012. Sarasota, Florida. Biennial. The deadline for abstracts is 15 September 2011.
[N. B.: An excellent conference! Good papers and friendly colleagues! Highly recommended by the editor!] For more information see the Website and contact:
- Nova Myhill
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Division of Humanities
- New College of Florida
- 5700 N. Tamiami Trail
- Sarasota FL 34243
Held 12 November 2011. Yale University New Haven. More or less biennial.
24-26 January, 2013. Annual. "The Center for Renaissance Studies' annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for maturing scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies." Deadline is October 15, 2012. For more information, see the Web site.
Held 20-22 October 2011. Spokane, Washington. Subject: Reimagining Genre. Due date for abstracts was 1 May 2011. [You know, I checked their Web site about two weeks ago and it did not have this information: 1 May 2011.] See the Web site for more information.
Held 21-23 October 2011. Villanova University. Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2011. Please visit the Web site for further details.
Held 20-21 April 2012. Annual. Please see the Web site for more information.
Held 7 May 2011. Annual, about the same time every year. See the Web site for full information. [Umm, Web site supposedly now at (http://www.renconfsocal.org./) but clicking this produces the message "Bad Hostname"[sic] Get with it, friends.]
Held 22-24 March 2012. Washington, D.C. "Since 1954, the Renaissance Society of America has been the leading organization in the Americas for the interdisciplinary study of the period 1300-1650 in Western history." Please follow the link for the latest CFPs and due dates.
27-30 October 2011. Fort Worth, Texas. Proposals were due 1 April 2010.
Held 9-11 July 2012. Fifth Biennial Conference. University of Manchester, UK. See the Web site for details.
"The Society for Reformation Research meets annually in conjunction with the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference." Which see, above.
Held 3-5 March 2011. St. Louis, Missouri. Abstracts only (400-500 words; a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) were due no later than December 1, 2010 via the SCRC website's abstract submission form. This is the same as the South-Central Renaissance Conference (see below).
Many conferences listed.
Held 8-10 March 2012. Annual. New Orleans, LA. The deadline for abstracts is December 15, 2011. Check the Web site for more information. Same as the SOCIETY FOR RENAISSANCE ART CONFERENCE, looks like. Note that they offer travel fellowships for graduate students. Please see the Web site for more information.
17-19 June 2013. Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri. "Any topics regarding the scholarly investigation of the medieval and early modern world are welcome. Papers are normally twenty minutes each and sessions are scheduled for ninety minutes. Scholarly organizations are especially encouraged to sponsor proposals for complete sessions. The deadline for all submissions is December 15, 2012. Decisions will be made in January 2013 and the final program will be published February 15.
Apparently several are held each year. One of the worst Web sites ever--seldom updated in time for submissions; you ask them why. For more information, please attempt to consult the Web site.
Held 16-18 September 2009. Wise, Virginia. Any more? Checked 21 October 2011.
One of the best exhibition Web sites I've ever seen. This includes online lectures and films.
"Research in the collections of the Vatican Film Library by qualified scholars is supported by two fellowship programs. The Vatican Film Library Mellon Fellowship is offered through the Vatican Film Library for research of periods between two and eight weeks in length, though shorter periods of time can be accommodated. The NEH Research Fellowship is offered through the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University for scholars resident during the fall or spring terms. This fellowship encompasses research conducted in both the Vatican Film Library and in the rare book and manuscript collections of Pius XII Memorial Library. These fellowships cannot be held concurrently." Please see Web site for information on study periods and deadlines. Or contact : Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship Program, Vatican Film Library, Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University, 3650 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108-3302.
About a dozen very different fellowships for study/research at the Met or in other locations. Check the Web site for the full information.
I'm trying to post the best videos I find, but it is difficult because so many of them are so lousy. Most are from Youtube and so cut up into 8-10 minutes parts but a few are from the Met and are uncut. Please note that they have a tendancy to vanish...
A Guide to Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture