Virtual Conference. Masculinities in the Premodern World: Continuities, Change, and Contradictions

Some of you may be interested in the virtual conference on “Masculinities in the Premodern World: Continuities, Change, and Contradictions” sponsored by the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium for this coming 12-14 November 2020. At least 20 of the papers to be presented at the conference deal with Italian topics/subjects.

The conference will run from the evening of Thursday, 12 November, to Saturday afternoon, 14 November (Toronto time).

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the conference will take place virtually via Zoom.  

The conference will open in the evening  of Thursday, 12 November, with a plenary address by Professor Patricia Simons (U of Michigan) on “Marked Differences: The Beard in Renaissance Europe”. We are pleased to say that this opening address is co-sponsored with the Royal Ontario Museum and is part of their 2020-21 “ROM Speaks” series. 

The conference will then continue, still via Zoom, all day Friday and Saturday, 13-14 November. 

To register for the conference, or to consult the conference program and read the abstracts for all the papers to be presented, please visit the conference web page at:

Because of Zoom licence regulations, attendance is limited. If you are interested in attending you should register sooner rather than later so as to avoid being left out because of a full house. Registration will close on 30 October or earlier if the attendance limit is reached before then.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

All the best, and be safe!

Prof. Konrad Eisenbichler 


Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium

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