CFP: Renaissance Numismatics, Medals, and Exonumia – Session at RSA (Philadelphia, 2-4 Apr 20)

Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Philadelphia, April 2 – 04, 2020

Renaissance Numismatics, Medals, and Exonumia

Deadline: July 30, 2019

Proposals are invited for a session (or sessions) dedicated to Renaissance numismatics, medals, and exonumia to be held at the annual Renaissance Society of America meeting in Philadelphia, 2-4 April 2020.

As small-scale objects intended for circulation and dissemination, Renaissance coins and medals represent one of the most abundant surviving forms of early modern material culture. Intended for a wide range of audiences – from the illiterate tradesman, to the humanist collector, to the nobility – coins, medals, and related objects also served a range of purposes not limited to commercial exchange. In addition to the portraits that traditionally appeared on their obverses, coins and 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 coins and medals and the intersection of this with other media – including painting, 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 proposals [including name; PhD completion date (past or projected); brief cv (300 words); paper title; and paper abstract (150 word max.)] to Arne Flaten [] and/or Tanja Jones [] by 30 July 2019.