Third International Conference on Bartolomé de las Casas (June 22–June 24, 2022) will center on the question of Las Casas’s role as a transatlantic reformer. Papers are welcome that put Las Casas in conversation with broader trends in sixteenth-century reformations, Christian humanism and secularization as well as currents in theology, literature, philosophy, anthropology, and law.Organizers also welcome contributions that draw on approaches that address Las Casas’s mark on social discipline and print culture.
Importantly, this Lascasian conference coincides with the 500th anniversary of Las Casas’s 1522 entrance into a self-consciously reforming Dominican Order, itself an expression of trends in the renewal of religious life. Participants will benefit from and contribute to the rich
combination of unique research interests afforded by this interdisciplinary invitation to consider Las Casas as a reformer in his own right.
Proposals (in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish) of 250 to 500 words in length and a short bio of 250 words are now due by March 7, 2022: sent to the attention of the organizers at: LasCasasConference2022@gmail.com.