These calls-for-papers have all appeared elsewhere, especially on Espora, but I thought I would include them for the sake of comprehensiveness. There are three here, although the date for submission has expired already on the third.
HACIA 1812, DESDE EL SIGLO ILUSTRADO V Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Española de Estudios del Siglo XVIII Cádiz, 24, 25 y 26 de octubre de 2012 La Sociedad Española de Estudios del Siglo XVIII (SEES XVIII: http://www.siglo18.org ) y el Grupo de Estudios del Siglo XVIII de la Universidad de Cádiz convocan, por medio de la Comisión Organizadora constituida al efecto, el V Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad, que se celebrará en Cádiz los días 24, 25 y 26 de octubre de 2012. Los interesados en participar en las sesiones, pueden consultar en los siguientes enlaces la SEGUNDA CIRCULAR, con la explicación de las líneas temáticas, la lista de ponentes y el procedimiento de inscripción para comunicantes: http://www.siglo18.org/v_congreso.php http://www.siglo18.org/pdfs/V_CONGRESO_2a_CIRCULAR.pdf La propuesta de comunicación deberá remitirse por correo electrónico a la dirección email@example.com, antes del día 15 de marzo de 2012, indicando en el asunto CONGRESO DE LA SEESXVIII, o bien por correo postal a la dirección: Fernando Durán López, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Avda. Dr. Gómez Ulla s/n, E-11003 Cádiz (España). Ruego se difunda esta información entre todos los posibles interesados y pido disculpas a quien la reciba duplicada. Fernando Durán López. Call for Papers for the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference October 25-28, 2012 Cincinnati, Ohio http://www.sixteenthcentury.org/conference.shtml Conversion in the Early Modern Iberian World It is increasingly evident that religious identity in the early modern Iberian world was more labile than previously imagined. This panel would explore the dynamics of religious conversion within and beyond orthodox Catholicism. Conversion, therefore, might be examined as an intensification of religious devotion or as a transformation in religious identity. Papers might consider such questions as precipitating factors for conversion, sudden versus prolonged conversions, gender and conversion, "re-conversion," literary or autobiographical representations of conversion or converts, family and community reactions to converts, and the problematics of syncretism. If you are interested in participating in this panel, please send me a 300-500 word proposal along with an abbreviated C.V. by March 30, 2012. Alison Weber Professor of Spanish University of Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org --- CALL FOR PAPERS Granada, May 28-30, 2012 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM Slavery, Mestizaje, and Abolitionism in the Hispanic World: Sociocultural Horizons. UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA Organizers: Project I+D “Voices and absences. Black-African Slavery and Abolitionism in Spain, 16th – 19th Centuries”. HAR2010-15970. Ministry of Science and Innovation. Department of Social Antropology. University of Granada. www.antropologiadelaesclavitud.org www.generoyesclavitud.com This international meeting forms part of a series of events organized by different scientific and academic institutions on the occasion of the designation by the United Nations of 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. Also of interest is the 125th anniversary of Spain’s definitive abolition of slavery in Cuba (1886). This Symposium aims to bring together leading scholars on the history of slavery, the process of mestizaje and the abolitionist movements in Spain and the Americas, drawing attention to new interdisciplinary perspectives and promoting deeper contextualization, with analysis rooted in scientific, critical and leading-edge perspectives on the three focal points proposed. ESPAÑOL-ENGLISH-FRANÇAIS 6 SESSIONS INAUGURAL ADDRESS. Aurelia Martín Casares. University of Granada. History and actuality of enslavement in Spain. Keys to reflexionate. ROUNDTABLE I: The experience of enslavement and survival in emancipation. Moderator: Rocío Periañez. University of Extremadura. email@example.com When a person becomes a slave as a result of war, birth or commerce, his or her life is marked by this condition until death, or at best, until he or she is emancipated. The papers presented in this round table should consider the experience of enslaved individuals, examining their daily lives, work assignments, as well as relationships with masters, other slaves and the broader society. Taking into account the different way slaves sought to gain emancipation, presenters could also explore different paths to freedom, changing strategies for attaining freedom and the way lives beyond enslavement unfolded. ROUNDTABLE II: Artistic Imaginary and Visual Representations. Views and perceptions. Moderator: Francisco Montes. University of Granada. firstname.lastname@example.org Black Africans have been an integral part of depictions of daily life in European and American cities in a variety of artistic representations from the modern era. As typically shown in background positions, one can observe the social roles that these communities played, relegated in these representations to a stock repertory of “anthropological portraits.” On the other hand, there are occasions when black subjects gain a central place in such representations: these are associated with slavery, casta paintings in New Spain, virtues embodied in the case of popular devotion to various saints, and later, in a supporting role in abolitionist propaganda. This session aims to scrutinize these modes of representations, from the 16th through the 19th century, by means of an analysis of the various roles signified and the goals manifested therein. ROUNDTABLE III: Evangelization, confraternities and religious syncretism. Moderator: Arturo Morgado. University of Cádiz. email@example.com The religious beliefs of the slaves who reached the Hispanic world were extremely varied, and in the context of Spain’s mono-confessional realms and colonies, it was of great concern. This situation prompted the Church to undertake a rather superficial ESPAÑOL-ENGLISH-FRANÇAIS 7 evangelization effort among the slave population with the goal of converting them to Catholicism. Yet the level of religious instruction given was quite superficial, though here it helps to recall that the same problem often undermined confessionalization targeted at Old Christians. Still, a significant proportion of slaves—more black- Africans than North Africans, it would seem—did undergo baptism, some were married, and many received Christian burial rites. At the same time, among slaves of black-African origin, there was significant activity in the area of confraternities, though this would often need to be interpreted from the vantage point of internal solidarity rather than religiosity. Such activities, moreover, always took place under the gaze of the white society, whose attitudes typically ranged from disciplining to scornful. ROUNDTABLE IV: The Abolitionist movements: protagonists and ideas. Moderator: Marie Christine Delaigue. University of Granada. firstname.lastname@example.org In 1836, slavery was outlawed in Spain’s Iberian lands. Nonetheless, Spain was the last European nation to abolish slavery in its overseas colonies (Puerto Rico, 1873; Cuba, 1886). The road to abolition was long and crowded with obstacles. This session will analyze the different facets of this movement in the Hispanic World, as well as the influence of international abolitionist movements in the appearance of an abolitionist spirit on the Peninsula and in the colonies. The goal is to come to understand the protagonists here, the guiding ideas of Hispanic abolitionism, and the role played by the Spanish Abolitionist Society (Sociedad Abolicionista Española). ROUNDTABLE V: Representations of slavery, mestizaje and abolitionism in Hispanic literature. Moderator: Elizabeth R. Wright. The University of Georgia. email@example.com From Lope de Rueda’s street theater in the 16th century to the Afro-antillano poems of the 20th century, the African diaspora that resulted from the slave trade has left a profound mark on a variety of literary forms. We propose here to examine how different genres gave voice and form to the complex issues of race, sexual identity, subjectivity and justice that resulted from the expansion and eventual abolition of slavery. Although our focal point will be the Spanish-speaking world, we welcome presentations that offer a comparative perspective, in light of the fact that slavery and abolitionism were always transnational phenomena. ESPAÑOL-ENGLISH-FRANÇAIS 8 ROUNDTABLE VI: Integration, identity and mestizaje in slave populations of Latin America. Moderator: Mª Ángeles Gálvez. University of Granada. firstname.lastname@example.org The need to construct national Latin American identities, according to certain liberal notions of modernity and progress, caused the subordination of other forms of identity, whether ethnicity, regional affiliation or gender. These were thus repressed, excluded or ignored within the existing power structures. That Latin-American national identities were constructed in terms of inclusion/exclusion affected the majority of the region’s diverse and multiethnic population. In the case of slave communities in America, the question of the different modes of integration formulated to turn slaves into free citizens bears examination. This is indeed an objective of this roundtable, which will analyze the modes of communal identity that emerged from among the slave populations of Spanish America, as well as the ways that mestizaje was configured within in the African-American communities of slaves. CLOSING LECTURE: Remedios Sipi Mayo: Contemporary Hispano-Africans: Women writers of Guinea. The participants whom we expect to contribute to the different roundtables include: Ilona Katzew (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA), Ana María Martínez de Sánchez (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina) and Herbert Klein (Stanford University, USA). PAPERS The due date for the submission of abstracts is January 10, 2012 (200 words maximum, title included). Contributions may be presented in Spanish, English or French. Please direct abstracts to the moderators of the specific roundtable whose topic it addresses. In February, they, in turn, will notify submitters of whether or not they are accepted in February. All work presented in the Symposium should be original and never before published. After the conference has concluded, papers intended for publication should be submitted using the format stipulated by the organizers. A final selection of papers for publication will be made by a panel of anonymous referees. Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Aurelia Martín Casares, Director of Project I+D “Voices and absences. Black-African Slavery and Abolitionism in Spain, 16th – 19th Centuries”. HAR2010-15970. Please direct questions or other inquiries to: Secretary: Prof. Francisco Montes González. email@example.com Organizaton: María José Bravo Rodríguez. firstname.lastname@example.org R. Alberto Sánchez López. email@example.com