Sixteenth Century Studies Conference 2014, October 16-19, New Orleans.
Deadline: MARCH 30th, 2014, 5pm
In the early modern era, where the boundaries of personal, institutional and national identity were shifting and fluid, reputation carried inestimable—even legal—weight. Reputation dictated the ways in which both institutions and individuals functioned in society, and affected every facet of early modern life, even survival.
This interdisciplinary panel will examine the construction and importance of reputation in the early modern Mediterranean world: building and creating it, maintaining and gauging it, destroying, altering and dismantling it, and salvaging and restoring reputations which have been damaged.
While Mediterranean honor culture has been examined by historians and anthropologists, the dynamics and mechanisms of reputation in this ambit are still not clearly understood, nor has reputation been compared across disciplines.
Abstracts which examine reputation at an individual or institutional level are welcome, as are microhistories, local studies, and/or papers which theorize reputation per se.
Each submission should include the applicant's name, institutional affiliation and title, title of talk, and an abstract of 500 words or less. Please send submissions to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Reputation in the Early Modern Mediterranean'.
Justine Walden and Nazanin Sullivan
Department of History
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