Awards & Prizes
The Renaissance Society of America is delighted to announce our 2020 Fellowship recipients . We award these competitive fellowships to support RSA members' individual research projects and publications that advance scholarly knowledge about the period 1300–1700. The fellowships enable members to travel to archives, libraries, and historic sites to conduct short-term research, and then publish their results for the scholarly community and the general public. Fellowships are made possible by donations from RSA members and grants from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation .
In partnership with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 DHSI scholarships . These scholarships enable RSA members to attend the institute for one week, and support innovative research and pedagogy in all RSA disciplines. This year's winners are Anni Haahr Henriksen, Victoria Munoz, Elisabeth Moreau, Debapriya Basu, and Mollie Ables.
Recipients of other RSA 2020 Awards and Prizes were announced earlier this year.

And congratulations to the four RSA Members who are among the recent recipients of grant awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). John Shank, Kirk Melnikoff, Katherine Bentz, and Costanza Dopfel are the recipients of summer stipends from the NEH .
Whiting Fellowship RSA Nominees
The deadline to submit proposals for  Whiting Public Engagement Fellowships  is 15 May 2020 . The 2021–22 fellowships will award $50,000 for fully developed public engagement projects and $10,000 for developing new projects. To apply for consideration to be an RSA nominee, please view the details here.

Please join us in congratulating RSA Member Jonathan Shelley on his 2020–21 Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grant. Shelley is partnering with Common Good Atlanta to teach a free college-level Shakespeare course for Atlanta residents who have been released from prison.
Online Resources
To facilitate networking and community-building among RSA members during this challenging time, we are enhancing and expanding the RSA space on Humanities Commons and migrating some activities there from our website. We will soon be sending RSA members an invitation to join that group.

The RSA Digital and Multimedia Committee has formulated a set of best practices for producing, publishing, and evaluating digital scholarship. Please take a moment to review the RSA Best Practices for Digital Scholarship .

We also want to remind members of the list of  online resources  to support teaching and research that is available on the RSA website. And our  mentoring program  is here to assist our emerging scholars. The RSA is here to help please reach out to us with suggestions on how we can assist you.
Renaissance Quarterly
The Spring issue of Renaissance Quarterly is available online with open access to featured book reviews.

Additionally, Cambridge University Press has made academic HTML textbooks free to access via Higher Education institutions. Access is automatic if your institution is enrolled. If your institution is not yet enrolled, you can request access here .
Call for Papers
Eighteenth Congress of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS)
Submissions due 15 May 2020 for this August 2021 conference hosted by the Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae. The meeting will be held in Leuven and will celebrate fifty years of Neo-Latin Studies .

Contending Representations: Questioning Republicanism in Early Modern Genoa
Submissions due 30 June 2020 for this December 2020 conference exploring how the Genoese Republic shaped its political image between 1559 and 1684.The meeting will be held in Genoa and accommodation costs will be covered for all selected speakers.

Getty Research Journal
Submissions due 1 July 2020 for the inaugural fall issue. O riginal scholarship relevant to the Getty’s initiatives, research projects and themes, and collections is encouraged. The Journal will launch in 2021 and be published twice a year.

Call for Applications
Postdoctoral Position in Judeo-Italian
Submissions due 1 July 2020 for the Jewish Translation and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Europe (JEWTACT) research project. Scholars in the field of Judeo-Italian are encouraged to apply and the successful candidate will be enrolled in the Department of Jewish history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Online Courses of Note
Portraying the World Anew: Martin Waldseemüller’s Carta marina of 1516
A rare opportunity to gain a unique and unprecedented view into the practices of early sixteenth-century cartographers. Examine Martin Waldseemüller’s  Carta marina  of 1516 in this free online session 8 May 2020 .

Boccaccio's Women / Boccaccii Mulieres
Schola Humanistica is offering eight live sessions conducted entirely in Latin.The program explores Boccaccio's  Famous Women  ( De mulieribus claris ) and is open to Humanities professionals, teachers, students and expert Latinists who share a passion for Renaissance literature. Register by 10 May 2020 .

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