New RSA Leadership

In April 2020 the RSA will welcome a new president and vice president. As Mara R. Wade and Nicholas Terpstra prepare to step into their new roles, they recently talked with  Renaissance News about what attracted them to the RSA, how their research will inform their leadership positions, and the impact of global affairs on Renaissance studies, among other things.
Lightning Talks
The Program Committee for the 66th Annual Meeting of the RSA, to be held in Philadelphia, invites submissions for two sessions of Lightning Talks . Current RSA members who are not already in a speaking role on the program are eligible to submit.
RSA Philadelphia
2-4 April 2020
The conference schedule for the RSA Annual Meeting will come out mid-December. We will notify RSA members as soon as it is complete. In the meantime, please review some of the Special Events happening before, during, and after the conference, including our Day of Digital Learning .
Giving Season
This holiday season we are grateful for your continued dedication to the Renaissance and ask you to consider making a year-end donation to the RSA. Your support helps us give students and scholars a deeper and broader understanding of the field of Renaissance studies, and we have highlighted a couple of ways to give below. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and truly makes a difference.
RSA Travel Grants provide scholars with assistance for travel costs related to the Annual Meeting. Please consider giving to the annual fund and designating the category “Annual Meeting Travel Grants."
The Paul Oskar Kristeller Fellowships help support the work of scholars—from emerging to emeriti—who are making significant contributions to our ever-changing field. You can donate by clicking below and designating the category "Paul Oskar Kristeller Fund."
RSA Finds New Home
at Fordham University
The RSA moved to Fordham University from the City University of New York Graduate Center, with new offices for our staff and a new headquarters for our academic journal, Renaissance Quarterly.  
Calls for Papers
Early Music Conference: "Musicking: Culturally Informed Performance Practices"
Submissions due 15 January 2020 for this May 2020 Conference at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance in Eugene, Oregon.

Engaging Margins: Framing Imagery as Embodiment of Cognitive Processes
Submissions due 10 January 2020 for this October 2020 conference taking place at the Palais des Académies in Brussels, Belgium. Organized by Ghent University, Université catholique de Louvain, and the Group for Early Modern Cultural Analysis (GEMCA).

Fellowships & Events
The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme 2020–21
Submissions with new perspectives on the Rijksmuseum's collection, its history, and activities due 19 January 2020. The programme enables fellows to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, and offers access to the museum’s expertise, collections, library, and laboratories.

Linda Hall Library 2020–21 Fellowships
Submissions due 17 January 2020 f or three fellowship opportunities at the Linda Hall Library: Travel, Residential, and a new History of Science and Medicine fellowship. The program provides fellows with financial support to make use of the Linda Hall Library's science and engineering collections.

Symposium: Machiavelli, oggi (Machiavelli Today)
A day-long symposium that includes four panels, grouped thematically according to distinct aspects of Niccolò Machiavelli’s life, work, and legacy. Taking place 13 December 2020 in Florence, Italy.

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