The Collectif d’Anthropologie et d’Histoire du Spirituel et des Affects invites proposals for its upcoming series of online workshops, which will serve as seminars building toward its conference on the theme “Spirituality of the French Classical Period through the Prism of the 19th Century” in Chicago in fall 2021. These workshops, described in more detail below, will enable participants to develop their work through a three-stage process of dialogue and exchange.
In relation to the “traditional” conference planned for fall 2021, this experimental format aims to support the entire research process that the writing of a conference paper implies, from the choice of a corpus of texts to the articulation of a central problem or question. Each workshop will likewise foster scholarly inquiry and discussion among researchers interested in the historical, anthropological, and literary stakes of the religious texts and iconography of the French classical period. Our hope is that participants will be able to contribute to all three workshops so as to generate a coherent conversation that builds from session to session. Participation in the 2021 conference is not required, although desirable, as our vision is that the small groups that will work together over the course of the three workshops might develop into panels at the conference. Although we are planning for an in-person conference in 2021, it will be possible to give papers using a platform such as Zoom, if necessary.
The date of the 2021 conference is yet to be determined but will be chosen according to the new dates for the Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies (SE17), so that CAHSA’s conference will take place either the day before or after SE17.
Joy Palacios, University of Calgary
Arnaud Wydler, University of Fribourg
Richard Reinhardt, University of Michigan
Marc Court, independent scholar
Marion Robinaud, LabEx HASTEC (EPHE/PSL/EHESS/CNRS/Césor)
Anne Régent-Susini, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3
Emmanuelle Friant, Université de Montréal
Corinne Bayerl, University of Oregon