The Dante Society of America regularly organizes panel sessions at various academic conferences, and holds its own annual meeting and conference.
Call for Proposals (deadline: June 15, 2021):
Dante Society of America sponsored session at the:
Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, March 30 – 2 April 2022
In October 2021, the Center for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance will join the worldwide celebrations for the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death (1321–2021) with an international online symposium dedicated to Dante’s poetry and science.
Gathering scholars who approach his work and times from interdisciplinary perspectives, the webinar will address how Dante shaped an understanding of the human body and mind, and his relationship with medical and scientific thought in his philosophical and literary production. Building on this interdisciplinary event, and sponsored by the Dante Society of America, this panel intends to continue the conversation on Dante’s legacy in the early modern era. The panel will address how Dante shaped an understanding of the human body and mind, and how his solutions had an influence in early modern times. By analyzing Dante’s early modern legacy within medical and scientific thought, this panel aims to reassess the multifaceted reuses of Dante’s philosophical and literary oeuvre.
We invite papers and ongoing research projects on different disciplinary and methodological perspectives, included but not limited to:
The panel is open to scholars and researchers from various fields and career stages. Per RSA policy, graduate students who are currently working on completing their final degree program will be considered as well, if their materials are directly related to their advanced degree (i.e., not term papers).
Please send your proposals to Dr. Matteo Pace at email@example.com by June 15. In your submission please include: paper title (15-word maximum); abstract (150-word maximum); curriculum vitae; PhD or other terminal degree completion date (past or expected).
University of California, Santa Cruz
DSA liaison to the Renaissance Society of America
A listing of meetings and events sponsored by the Dante Society in previous years is available here.
Minutes and agenda for the Society's annual membership meetings since 2014 may be found under "About the Society."