Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting
4-6 April 2013 in San Diego, CA
Call for Papers
Renaissance Verona: “her rare ornaments in every age of illustrious men”
Important since pre-Roman times because of her tactically and commercially advantageous position, Verona was subject to the Republic of Venice from 1405, more Veneto. She should not, however, be seen as a provincial backwater during the Renaissance. The most populous city under the Republic aside from the capital, Verona brought economic advantages to Venice through her position on Dante’s “swift- flowing Adige” at the crux of important commercial routes and through her manufacturing of such basic items as iron, wool and silk. Her history as a flourishing Roman city and prosperous late medieval state under the Scaligers provided cultural riches matched by in the Renaissance by her many learned and talented residents. Among them were the scholar Guarino Guarini, a sophisticated circle of churchmen that included Bishop Matteo Giberti and Cardinal Ludovico Canossa, and a group of scholars of antiquity, centered about nobleman Giuseppe della Torre and artist Giovanni Caroto (only one of the many artists and architects of Verona who embellished the city, the capital and the Veneto).
This interdisciplinary session (s) will focus on Verona’s importance during the period 1300-1600: as a cultural center in her own right and as a valuable contributor of talent and goods to the Republic of Venice and beyond. Papers are invited that explore any aspect: from arti of all sorts to scholarship to literary, scientific and musical achievements.
To be considered for this session, please send as attachments to email: a 200-word abstract of your paper, your cv, and full contact information, to both organizers: Heather Nolin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Diana Gisolfi (email@example.com) by May 25th.
Heather R. Nolin
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