In the wake of the COVID pandemic, high school teachers around the globe have been searching for and creating new ways to immerse their students in the experience of Renaissance culture. To recognize and share these innovative teaching methods, the RSA is delighted to announce our second annual competition for the best online teaching projects in secondary education.
The winners of this competition will each receive an award of $1,000 and will present their projects at a Zoom conference that we plan to make available to a wide range of secondary school teachers, not only current members of the RSA but those who want to learn more about Renaissance studies. The conference will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
The competition is open to scholars actively engaged in teaching high school students: for instance, museum docents, library curators, and directors of education at theatre companies as well as high school teachers. Proposals from such fields as art history, drama, history, literature, languages, and music are all welcome. The project could include virtual tours of museums, architectural sites, or rare book libraries, or online performances of drama and music. The deadline for proposals is Monday, May 9, 2022. Please email us at with any questions.
The RSA Committee for Grants in Support of Innovative Teaching of Renaissance Studies to High School Students
Previous Winners include:

Tim Overkempe, "Living Pasts: Bringing History Alive through Locals and by Digital Means"
Emma Whipday, "Stay at Home Shakespeare"
Santiago Muñoz-Abeláez, "Paisajes coloniales: redibujando los territorios andinos en el siglo XVII [Colonial Landscapes: Redrawing Andean Territories in the 17th Century]"
Jorge Torres, "Nahua Music at the Time of the Conquest"
Thomas Hendrickson, "Unedited Neo-Latin Manuscripts in the High School Classroom"
Elisa Frei, "On the Edition of Renaissance Manuscripts"

Johnny L. Bertolio, "Le vie dorate: Un'altra letteratura italiana: da San Francesco a Igiaba Scego [The Golden Paths: Another Diverse Italian Literature from Saint Francis to Igiaba Scego]"
Anne Blaney, "Fun with Words" (Exploring the Folger Shakespeare API)