Early Modern Rome 4

University of California in Rome–UCEAP
Rome, Italy

15-17 October 2020 

Early modern Rome was contradictory and complex; its vernacular and high culture animated and rich. From Petrarch’s crowning as Poet Laureate on the Capitoline in 1341 to the pontificate of Alexander VII Chigi in 1667, this conference aims to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to investigate the city proper as well as the campagna romana through a variety of different approaches and methods.

The resounding response to previous Early Modern Rome conferences in May 2010, October 2013, and October 2017 —76 papers from 9 different countries; 119 papers from 12 countries; and 136 papers from 14 countries—mirror the complex mix of the city itself and the changing face of early modern studies. The Early Modern Rome 4 conference may be bigger still.

The first two days of the conference will take place in the city at the cultural institutions in and around piazza dell’Orologio, and the last day of the conference will instead be held at the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano.

A call for papers will go out in the spring of 2019, and responses will be sent out in September in order to give participants time to seek funding.  

Paolo Alei & Julia L. Hairston

Conference sponsored by the University of California, Rome with ACCENT and with the collaboration of the Istituto storico italiano per il Medioevo, the Biblioteca Vallicelliana, the Archivio Storico Capitolino, the Casa delle Letterature, and the Castello Orsini-Odescalchi di Bracciano.