Monday, October 21, 2013

Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association

46th Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association
"Peregrinatio pro amore Dei: Aspects of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages and Renaissance"
June 12-14, 2014
Denver, CO
Deadline for abstracts and session proposals: November 15, 2013
Pilgrimage to holy sites and shrines was a mainstay of European life throughout the medieval and Renaissance periods, and the journeys to places such as Canterbury, Santiago de Compostela, Assisi, Rome, Mecca, and Jerusalem informed a devotional tradition that encouraged participation from all social classes, evoked commentary by chroniclers, playwrights, and poets, and inspired artistic, iconographic, and literary expressions. Even when the faith-based culture of the Middle Ages began to transform into the more empirical (and experiential) centuries of the Renaissance and Protestant Reformations, pilgrimages were still very much on the minds of writers and geographers as a source of both inspiration and criticism (Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Bunyon, Hakluyt, and Raleigh). 
The RMMRA Program Committee welcomes individual paper and panel proposals that address the conference theme from disciplines within the late antique, medieval, Renaissance, and 
Reformation periods (c. 4th to 17th centuries).  
See the full CFP here: 

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