Early Modern Rome, 1341-1667

University of California, Rome
Rome, Italy

The second Early Modern Rome conference was a resounding success with 119 speakers representing institutions in 12 different countries. Planning is already underway for the next conference, Early Modern Rome 3, to be held on 5-7 October, 2017. Please refer back to this site for periodic updates. The call for papers will be available in early June, 2016.

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—history, art and architectural history, literature, music, dance, religious studies, food studies, philosophy, history of medicine or science, and others—to investigate the city proper but also the campagna romana through a variety of different approaches and methods.

The organizers wish to bring together in a single venue those whose research focuses on the city of Rome and the surrounding countryside to encourage scholars to venture outside of their own disciplinary parameters to enter into dialogue with others and explore concurrent forms of cultural production or social and political events.

Conference papers should be 20-minutes (approximately 10 double-spaced pages) and may be in either English or Italian.

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, and the Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano.