The call for papers is out for the Renaissance Society of America event, March 19-21, 2009 at UCLA and The Getty Museum. Under "Hebrew Sources" - a catch-all phrase for literature and culture of the Jews and the relations between these and other aspects of Renaissance history - some new topics (there are more) to be emphasized include:
-The converso diaspora, "crypto" literatures, assimilation, and identity.
-Cultural transmission in general through education, emigration of teachers, methods of teaching and their influences, printing and printers.
-The cultural function of glossaries, dictionaries and their circulation among scholars of different cultures; the influence of Latin and the vernacular languages on the development of Hebrew and non-Hebrew Jewish literatures in the Renaissance.
For more information, or to send proposals, 200-word abstracts and brief CVs, email Ilana Zinguer, zingueri(at)research(dot)haifa(dot)ac(dot)il