View of Boston from Wikimedia Commons. Woodcut from Wellcome Library, London.

Further to our CFP back in May, we’re pleased to report that three panels on Intoxicants and Early Modernity featuring ten papers have been included in the programme of the Renaissance Society of America’s next Annual Conference, which will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, in early 2016. The full conference schedule is now online; our sessions will run consecutively on the afternoon of Friday 1 April (1.30–7pm) in the Tremont Room of the Park Plaza Hotel. Here are the details, with links through to paper abstracts:

Intoxicants and Early Modernity I: Strange Rituals

Chair: Edward Muir (Northwestern University)

Intoxicants and Early Modernity II: Concepts and Conceptual Change

Chair: B. Ann Tlusty (Bucknell College)

Intoxicants and Early Modernity III: Intoxicating Discourses

Chair: Allen J. Grieco (Villa I Tatti)