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The Origins of Modern Ethnography, Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference
Denver, October 2001


"The Origins of Modern Ethnography:
Describing the "Other" in the Renaissance"

A special session at the forthcoming Sixteenth Century Studies Conference to be
held in Denver, Colorado, on 25-28 October 2001

Proposals for 20 minute presentations are invited on the practice and emergence
of a new ethnography in the Renaissance. We are particularly interested in papers
that examine conceptional and representational strategies (in travel narratives,
literature, religious writings, theatre, triumphal entries, etc.) dealing either
with the ethnographic "Other" or with the new sensitivity within Europe for
material culture related to European expansion or contact with the "Other".

Proposals should be emailed to Prof. Konrad Eisenbichler at by Wednesday, 14 March 2001 and should contain a
title, a 100 words summary, and a one-page (maximum) curriculum vitae.