Call for Proposals
RSA 2021 Dublin
Submissions are now open for our 67th Annual Meeting, taking place in Dublin, Ireland, 7–10 April 2021. The deadline to submit individual paper proposals, lightning talks, panels, roundtables, and workshops is 15 August 2020 .
The RSA will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and related events, maintaining regular communication with our collaborators in Ireland. If circumstances render it unsafe or impossible for a large group to meet in Dublin next spring, we will cancel the meeting no later than 1 February 2021 and convert it into a virtual conference. Click here for details.
Professional Development
Discussion Groups
Applications Now Open
The RSA is delighted to announce a reimagined mentorship program highlighting small professional development discussion groups composed of scholars at all career levels. Each group will meet occasionally during 2020-21 for informal discussion of a set topic of mutual interest. The program for 2020-21 aims to make more transparent how to thrive as a Renaissance studies scholar and to encourage forthright conversations about career paths, professional challenges, and current concerns. Applications are now open and due no later than 1 July 2020

Central to the program’s mission is ensuring that our members make contacts beyond their home institutions, creating a community for those who do not have colleagues in Renaissance studies at their place of employment, and providing a small-group opportunity to exchange information and insights with colleagues who share similar interests, wherever they may be in their careers. Read more about the updated program here .
Making the Renaissance Manuscript
Discoveries from Philadelphia Libraries
Due to the cancellation of our 2020 Annual Meeting we missed the wonderful exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania,  Making the Renaissance Manuscript: Discoveries from Philadelphia Libraries , but the catalogue is now available for purchase.
Making the Renaissance Manuscript examines the making of the handwritten and hand-illuminated book during a time of great political, religious, and technological transformation in Europe. Through approximately forty loans from eight regional institutions, as well another forty items from Penn's own collections, this catalogue examines the full intellectual and artistic depth of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries through a varied selection of extraordinary manuscripts, cuttings, and incunables, from the Philadelphia region.
In Memoriam
Carolyn Wilson Newmark , a prominent scholar in Italian Renaissance sculpture and an active RSA member for decades, has died. In addition to her museum work, Carolyn taught Renaissance art history at the University of Maryland, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Houston. She passed away on May 24 in Houston, Texas.
Call for Papers
Chiesa di San Rocco, Venezia
Submissions due 21 June 2020 for this December 2021 conference highlighting the status of the confraternity and the healing power of the church of San Rocco, both in Venetian life and in universal Catholic devotion. The meeting will be held in Venice.

New England Renaissance Conference
Submissions due 15 August 2020 for this October 2020 conference exploring the theme of "Early Modern Europe: From Below, At the Margins, Behind the Scenes." The meeting will be held at Boston College.

Strangers & Neighbors: Hostility & Hospitality in Late Medieval / Early Modern Contexts
Submissions due 1 July 2020 for this May 2021 conference focused on the reality of xenophobia and what role it played in the domains of literature, religion, theology, politics, and history and their intersections. The meeting will be held at Notre Dame's London Global Gateway.

Call for Applications
Associate Editor
Submissions due 1 July 2020 for this new position at the Journal of the American Musicological Society.

Three PhD Studentships, The Water Cultures of Italy, 1500–1900
Submissions due 16 June 2020 for early stage researchers to take part in this joint PhD program in Historical, Geographic and Anthropological Studies at the University of Padua and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

Fellowships & Grants
Jewish Translation and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Europe
Submissions due  1 August 2020 for doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships for this collaborative research project. Successful candidates will be enrolled at the department of Jewish history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.


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