“Sapere videre, Knowing How to See”

Portrait of LeonardoThe Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association invites proposals for papers and panels at Annual Conference to be held April 11-13 in downtown Denver, Colorado, at the SpringHill Suites Marriott adjacent to the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

In addition to welcoming all paper and session proposals related to Medieval and Renaissance studies across all disciplines, the organizers will be creating a series of panels specifically focused on papers encoding Leonardo da Vinci’s belief in the essentiality of sapere videre on this the 500th anniversary of his death (1452-1519). Walter Isaacson, a recent biographer of Leonardo da Vinci, described Leonardo as the “epitome of the universal mind, one who sought to understand all of creation, including how we fit into it.”

In memory of the great polymath and his many interests in the arts and sciences, we hope to see presented at this conference the widest possible variety of inquiries—historical, artistic, literary, scientific, philosophical, medical, archaeological, pedagogical, scientific, anthropological—that lead participants toward knowing how to see and to understand the period 400-1700, including paper, panel, and roundtable proposals which focus on the process and/or pedagogy of Medieval and Renaissance studies both within and outside of the academy.

The RMMRA is dedicated to creating an inclusive scholarly community. We encourage papers from scholars regardless of race, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, political views, military status, (dis)ability, and career paths. Our organization is committed to providing a safe, accessible, harassment-free, and collegial conference experience for all attendees. The RMMRA recognizes and supports the inclusion of diverse scholars from across the academy.

Proposals for panels or abstracts should be submitted through our online portal using MemberPlanet (you will need to sign up as an RMMRA member—conference registration will also be available through MemberPlanet soon!): http://www.memberplanet.com/s/rmmra/proposalfor2019rmmracfp. Questions about the call for proposals or the conference should be directed to RMMRA2019@gmail.com.

Abstracts are due January 31, 2019. A preliminary schedule will be available via email on 28 February 2019.

Keynote Speaker: TBD

The Conference committee is seeking suggestions for Keynote Speakers!

If you have an idea for an individual in an area of Medieval and/or Renaissance studies whom you think would make an excellent speaker, please send an email to RMMRA2019@gmail.com with your suggestion! We are interested in speakers across all disciplines whose work would appeal to a wide audience of medieval and Renaissance scholars.



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