October will be a busy month for me, as I’ll be presenting papers at two conferences. The weekend of 19-21 October I’ll be in Philadelphia for the Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference at Villanova; then, the weekend of 24-28 October, I’ll be in Minneapolis for the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. In both cases, I’ll be fortunate to share the floor with co-panelists whose work I very much admire. At PMR my paper, entitled “Believing is Seeing: The Holy Land among the Antiquarians,” forms part of a panel on “Historical Imagination and Religious Origins in the Later Renaissance,” and my co-panelists are Kate van Liere (Calvin College) and Howard Louthan (University of Florida); Emmet McLaughlin (Villanova University) will chair. At SCSC, I’ll be part of a panel on “Early Modern Spanish Constructions of National and Imperial Identities” with Thomas Dandelet (UC Berkeley) and Nick Bomba (Princeton); James M. Boyden (Tulane) will chair.