CRRS Conferences & Symposia

Each year, the CRRS sponsors an international and interdisciplinary conference hosted at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. The CRRS also jointly sponsors an annual Canada Milton Seminar with the University of Toronto English Department.

Conference attendees may wish to visit our travel information page.



Conceptualizing Uncertainty: Reflections on Risk and Disaster in France and the Francophone World (1600-present), 15-16 April 2024.

Worlds of Conflict: Violence in the Early Modern Period, 21-23 September 2023.

Netherlandish Carved Altarpieces: An International Conference, 13-14 May 2022.

Miniatures as Narrative: Small Worlds and Dream Worlds, 10-11 March 2022.

Canadian Association of Neo-Latin Studies / Association canadienne d’études néo-latines, 12 February 2021.

Making Stories in the Early Modern World, 1-3 November 2019.

Epic New Worlds: Alonso de Ercilla’s La Araucana 1569-2019, 4-5 October 2019.

Rulers on Display: Tombs and Epitaphs of Princes and the Well-Born in Northern Europe 1470–1670, 26-27 April 2019.

Early Modern Songscapes, 8-9 February 2019.

Affective Piety: A Symposium on the Engagement of Pre-Modern Emotions, 24 March 2017.

Global Reformations, 27-30 September 2017.

Wood, Stone, Flesh: Netherlandish Sixteenth-Century Sculpture and its Social Resonance, 18 November 2016.

The Orlando Furioso: from Print to Digital. Five Centuries of Reading Ariosto, 11-12 November 2016.

On Nearness, Order and Things: Collecting and Material Culture from 1400 to Today, in conjunction with the Northfrop Frye Centre, 8-9 April 2016.

Anne Boleyn’s Music Book and its Court Contexts, 25 September 2015.

Netherlandish Sculpture Colloquium: Plastic, present, 20-21 March 2015.

Rethinking Early Modernity: Methodological and Critical Innovation since the Ritual Turn, 26-27 June 2014

Early Modern Migrations: Exiles, Expulsion, & Religious Refugees 1400-1700, 19-21 April 2012.

Performance of A Christian Turn’d Turk & supporting materials, from Early Modern Migrations, Spring 2012.

Netherlandish Culture of the Sixteenth Century: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 19-20 October 2012.

Friendship in Premodern Europe (1300-1700), 14-15 October 2011.

Rethinking Early Modern Print Culture, 22-24 October 2010.

To Have and To Hold: Marriage in Pre-Modern Europe (1200-1700), 16-17 October 2009.

Instituting Calvin: Society, Culture and Diaspora, 18-21 June 2009.

The Devil in Society in the Pre-Modern World, 17-18 October 2008.

North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History, 31 July-2 August 2008.

Faith and Fantasy in the Early Modern World, 19-20 October 2007.

Renaissance Medievalisms, 6-7 October 2006.

Creating Women: Notions of Femininity from 1350 to 1700, 11-13 November 2005.

Metamorphosis: The Changing Face of Ovid in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 11-12 March 2005.

Negotiations between Oral and Written Traditions, 26 February 2005.

Athletes and Athletics, 1000-1650 A.D., June 17-19 2004.

France in Italy / La France dans l’Italie (Francais | English), 7 February 2003.

The Fall of Troy in the Renaissance Imagination, 4-5 October 2002.

The Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, 26-28 May 2002.

The Renaissance in the Nineteenth Century / Le 19e siècle renaissant, 4-6 October, 2001.

Shell Games: Scams, Fraud and Deceits (1300-1650), 28-29 April 2001.