2021 Dublin Conference
The deadline for submissions for our 67th Annual Meeting is less than two weeks away. Proposals for individual papers, lightning talks, panels, roundtables, and workshops are due 15 August 2020 . Submit your proposals here .

Thank you to those who completed the conference survey. We will share the results of the survey with members over the next few weeks.
Diversity & Inclusion
Discussion Groups
Join us for an online discussion session meant to help the RSA better understand how our Society can be more welcoming to scholars of color and to scholars who work on such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, and coloniality in the late medieval and early modern period (1300–1700). Any and all interested scholars and graduate students are welcome, but the RSA is especially eager to count on the participation of BIPOC scholars and scholars of any color or ethnicity who are actively engaged with issues of social and racial justice as researchers, teachers, and/or activists.

Click here for additional details. Register here for the August 4 or August 13 session.
2021 Research Fellowships
Our Research Fellowships competition will soon be underway and submissions will be due by  15 September 2020 . The RSA recognizes that travel to archives and libraries will be difficult in 2020 and perhaps in 2021 too. For 2021, we define a “short-term research fellowship” more broadly to include expenses related to research that are not explicitly travel. These expenses might include (but are not limited to) copy-editing, access fees to online archives, permissions, and publication subventions.

 A link to the application site and details about the application process, eligibility, residential fellowship, non-residential fellowships, and publication subventions will be sent to members later this month.
New Board & RQ Appointees
Surekha Davies  has been elected to a three-year term as Chair, Research Fellowships, beginning 1 July 2020.
Richard Freedman  was re-elected to a second three-year term as Chair, Digital and Multimedia, beginning 1 July 2020.
David Myers , whose term as  Renaissance Quarterly  Reviews Editor will end on December 31, 2020, was elected to serve as a Counselor for two and a half years beginning on 1 January 2021.
John Decker  has been appointed the Reviews Editor for  RQ , beginning 1 January 2021.

More details about the member vote and the RSA’s newest Board and Renaissance Quarterly appointees can be found here .
In Memoriam
Distinguished University Professor and RSA Member John N. King passed away on 13 June 2020. He specialized in the English Renaissance, with emphasis on sixteenth-century literature, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton; Reformation literature, history, and art; history of the book; printing history; and manuscript studies.
Call for Papers
Special Topic on Translation
The editorial board of the Modern Language Association of America's journal, PMLA , welcomes essays from any chronological period or language area that examines the art, practice, and discipline of translation. Submissions due 30 June 2021 .

Shakespeare Across the Disciplines
Submissions are now open for the Annual Congress of the French Shakespeare Society. Proposals due 1 September 2020 for this March 2021 meeting.

Diagrams in Science, Science in Diagrams
Submissions due 15 September 2020 for this online conference being held in June 2021. Organized by the Max Planck Research Group Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions, the meeting seeks to address and compare the development and use of diagrams in all strands of premodern scientific knowledge of the era 1300–1700.

Enemies in the Early Modern World 1453–1789: Conflict, Culture, and Control
Submissions due 30 September 2020 for this online conference being held in March 2021. Organized by the the University of Edinburgh, the meeting will focus on the processes by which individuals, communities, and countries were fashioned into the role of the enemy, and its consequences of war and persecution.

In Sickness and in Health: Pestilence, Disease, and Healing in Medieval and Early Modern Art
Submissions due 1 September 2020 for the 14th Annual Imago Conference being held at the University of Haifa in January 2021. All speakers will be allowed to deliver their papers via Zoom. Proposals that highlight the cultural and artistic impact of epidemics, diseases, and healing in the art of the Middle Ages and the early modern period are welcome.

Fellowships & Grants
African Studies Fellowship
Submissions due 16 November 2020 for a ten-month position to conduct historical research (1250–1750) in Florence and Rome. Fellowship offered by I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and the German Historical Institute in Rome (Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom).

Upcoming Events
Reason and Beauty in Renaissance Christian Thought and Culture
The Lumen Christi Institute has launched a weekly webinar series taking place on Tuesdays through 18 August 2020. Registration is required and free of charge.

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