CFP: Renaissance Medals and Exonumia, Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Dublin, 30 March-2 April 2022

30 March - 2 April 2022

Proposals are invited for a session (or sessions) dedicated to Renaissance medals and exonumia to be held at the annual Renaissance Society of America meeting Dublin, 30 March-2 April 2022.

As small-scale, sculptural objects intended for circulation and dissemination, Renaissance medals represent one of the most abundant surviving forms of early modern material culture. Intended for a wide range of audiences, medals and related objects served a range of purposes beyond commercial exchange. In addition to the portraits that traditionally appeared on their obverses, medals bore texts and imagery that included original inventions as well as those drawn from antique and contemporary sources, allegory, heraldry, or narrative.

Proposals that address the imagery on medals and the intersection of this with other media – including painting, other sculpture, and architecture as well as print- and bookmaking – are particularly encouraged. So too are those addressing political and social aspects of the creation, collection, and exchange of the objects.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 150 words with titles of 15 words max, along with a brief c.v. and a list of keywords to Arne Flaten, aflaten@purdue.edu, and Tanja Jones, tljones10@ua.edu, by Thursday, 5 August 2021.