CFP: American Cusanus Society sessions at 2017 Renaissance Society of America Conference, Chicago, March 30-April 1

The American Cusanus Society (ACS) will sponsor several panels at the 2017 annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Chicago, March 30-April 1. We welcome interested scholars to propose papers on any theme relevant to Cusanus studies. This year we are also considering the following  possible themes:

  • Any theme relevant to the life, work, and times of Nicholas of Cusa
  • The Language of Reform (possibly in coordination with Andrew Fleck and Mark Rankin, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto)
  • Dialogue and Dialogical Thought in Renaissance Platonism
  • The Reception of Cusanus in Early Modern Christianity
  • What is the Point? The Punctum in Renaissance Thought
  • Neoplatonism and the Schools in the Renaissance

To propose a paper, please submit a paper title, paper abstract (150 words), and CV to David Albertson ( by Wednesday May 18th.

Papers will be limited to 20 minutes in length and should be delivered in English. Per RSA guidelines, all  presenters must either (1) have a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree; or (2) if an advanced doctoral candidate, present on their current dissertation research. Members of the ACS Executive Committee will organize two or more panels based on the submitted proposals, but may not be able to accommodate every submission. Note that in order to present a paper at RSA one must pay for an RSA membership for the conference year in question. Contributors to ACS panels at the RSA are also asked to  become members of the American Cusanus Society for the year in question (see

Please circulate this CFP widely to other individuals and groups that might be interested.