Annual Meeting Update
2–4 April 2020

Day of Digital Learning
Registration for our Day of Digital Learning , being held Sunday, 5 April 2020, is now live. Please note that space is limited and registration will be handled on a first-come first-served basis. You can read more about the plans for the day by clicking on the   “schedule” tab here  a nd then register for the event that interests you most   here. The events will be open to all RSA members without charge.

Chairs Needed
There are still a handful of conference sessions in need of Chairs to introduce the presenters and help facilitate discussion following the paper presentations. Please consider volunteering .

Graduate Students
Students who v olunteer to work one shift at the conference will receive complimentary registration . Please note that space is limited. Graduate Student Reception: The  Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts  at the University of Pennsylvania will host a reception for graduate students on Wednesday, 1 April 2020, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Details coming soon.

Special Exhibitions
University of Pennyslvania
The Kislak Center will mount a special exhibition, Making the Renaissance Manuscript: Discoveries from Philadelphia Libraries , which is available for viewing before, during, and after the RSA Annual Meeting.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
What Can Paintings Tell Us?
This installation highlights the museum’s recent and ongoing research on several works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, some of which are rarely on view. It reveals how experts have examined the artworks through technical analysis and scholarly inquiry to find out who made them, when, and why.
Curated by Nicole Elizabeth Cook, Coordinator for Academic Partnerships, with Sarah Mastrangelo, Fellow in Paintings Conservation
Location: Gallery 364, Floor 3, Main Building

Sit Down with a New Discovery
In this gallery, the museum shares results of an ongoing collaboration between a curator and a conservator as they uncover the story behind the 17th-century painting The Holy Family at Table, made by an as-yet-unknown artist who was likely working in Spain.
Curated by Alexandra Letvin, Assistant Curator of European and American Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College (previously of the Philadelphia Museum of Art) and Terry Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings
Location: Gallery 373, Floor 3, Main Building

Woodcuts: Groove and Grain
This selection of woodcuts—from the 1500s to the present—illustrates the many ways that artists have pushed the boundaries of the medium. Focusing on line, color, and the block of wood itself, this exhibition encourages us to look at how a print was made as well as what’s depicted.
Curated by Clare Kobasa, Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow of Prints & Drawings
Location: Galleries 221-223, Floor 2, Main Building

From Near and Far: Printmaking in Southern Italy, 1600-1700
Curated by Clare Kobasa, Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow of Prints & Drawings
Location: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Gallery, Floor 1, Perelman Building

Special Events
View all of our Special Events ,
Renaissance Quarterly
The winter issue of Renaissance Quarterly is available online and features open access to a Special Review of Bruegel: The Hand of the Master , an exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
Texts and Studies Series
Two new volumes in the Brill-RSA Texts and Studies Series have been published. Giovanni Aurelio Augurello (1441-1524) and Renaissance Alchemy and The Poetic Works of Helius Eobanus Hessus Volume 5 are now available . RSA members receive a 35% discount on the Series by following these instructions .
Resource of Note
A new Transkribus model, part of the Innsbruck-based project of Nova Scientia: Early Modern Scientific Literature and Latin (NOSCEMUS), is able to read texts set in Antiqua-based typefaces from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth century.
Call for Papers
Reshaping the Early Modern Book World: Competition, Protection, Consumption
Submissions due in English, French or Italian by 31 March 2020. This international conference will be held at the University of Milan 2–4 December 2020. Travel grants available.

Ninth Quadrennial Italian Renaissance Sculpture Conference
Submissions due 1 March 2020 for this conference, known colloquially as “Provo-Athens, taking place in Burlington at the University of Vermont 11–13 October 2020.

Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)
Submissions due 15 May 2020 for the 2020 Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) conference in Banff, Canada 24–27 September 2020.

Fellowships & Grants
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition
Submissions due 18 March 2020 for this program placing recent humanities PhDs into two-year positions at nonprofit and government organizations. Stipend and benefits included.

Medici Archive Project Short-Term Fellowships
Submissions due 1 March 2020 for four fellowships available to graduate and pre-doctoral students working on any field related to early modern Italy. An additional two fellowships available highlighting specialized archival research on-site at the Archivio di Stato and other archival collections housed in Florence and across Tuscany.

Research Residencies at the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities, Naples
Submissions due 15 February 2020 for PhD students in the early stages of their dissertations. Residents will receive a monetary award and free lodging and work space at La Capraia, an eighteenth-century agricultural building at the heart of the Bosco di Capodimonte.

Call for Applications
Postdoctoral Positions in History of Architecture, Copenhagen
Submissions due 22 March 2020 for two postdoc positions at the Centre for Privacy Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, University of North Texas
The College of Visual Arts and Design invites submissions for this full-time Art History position, with a specialization in pre-fifteenth century art.

Postdoctoral Position - Hernando Colón's Book of Books
The Arnamagnæan Institute, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen Denmark, invites submissions for a two-year postdoc position to be filled by 1 April 2020 .

News and Programs
Digital Critical Edition Launch of BnF Ms. Fr. 640
The Making and Knowing Project, a research and pedagogical initiative in the  Center for Science and Society  at Columbia University, is holding a launch event 6 February 2020 in New York City and 13 May 2020 in Paris. Please RSVP.

2020 Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography, at the Newberry Library
The Newberry's Center for Renaissance Studies is accepting applications for this course taking place 6–31 July 2020 that examines French manuscripts and archival materials from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century.

The Summer School in Medieval Paleography: Manuscript Culture in Boccaccio's Times
Submissions for this series of intensive courses taught directly in the major historical libraries of Florence and Rome are due 15 February 2020 . Sponsored by The American Boccaccio Association.

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