Day of Digital Learning

The RSA is pleased to offer a Day of Digital Learning on Sunday, 5 April 2020, the day after our Annual Meeting in Philadelphia (2-4 April 2020). A tentative course list is now available to view . Signup will begin in January.
RSA Philadelphia
Updates & Special Events

Conference acceptances have gone out and applications for travel grants, diversity grants, and on-site care grants are now live and due by 3 December 2019. Please note that members do not have to be conference presenters in order to receive a diversity grant.

Take a look at some of the Special Events happening before, during, and after the Annual Meeting.
Innovative Teaching
Grant Winners

The RSA Grants in Support of Innovative Teaching of Renaissance Studies to High School Students will fund two projects this year. One examines the historiography of Spanish Arizona and the other highlights an inclusive Shakespeare curriculum. RSA President Clare Carroll announces our winners .
Renaissance Quarterly
Open Access

The Editors of Renaissance Quarterly are pleased to provide complimentary access to two collections of articles from the journal, one relating to Islam and the Middle East and the other on The Americas .
Digital Latin Library

Our Editorial Committee is now  considering proposals  for editions of early modern Latin texts, thanks to a new online publications initiative in collaboration with the Digital Latin Library (DLL).

News of Note

The Crocker Art Museum has announced the acquisition of the 1645 painting A Bacchanal in a Landscape by Herman van Swanevelt, the Dutch artist known for revolutionizing landscape painting in 1630s Rome along with his French contemporary Claude Lorrain.

RSA Member Warren Kirkendale has received three distinguished honors in recent months, including the medal of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for his life work; the award for the career (together with his wife Ursula, posthumously) from the Italian historical Centro Studi e Ricerche Giacinta Marescotti; and the Order (knighthood) of the Medici from Prince Ottaviano de’ Medici for his three books which reconstructed the musical patronage of the seven Grand Dukes of Tuscany in Florence.

A two-day symposium to be jointly held at the Italian Academy and The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library will take place 15-16 November 2019. Learn more and register for Competing Truths: Art and the Objects of History after the Council of Trent.

The RSA will hold its Annual Meeting jointly with the Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) in Boston 20-22 March 2025. We are pleased to team up with the SAA and look forward to a wonderful conference.

Calls for Papers
Image and Ascent—Mountain Terrains in the History of Art
Submissions due 1 December 2019 for this June 2020 Conference at The Warburg Institute in London.

The Archives of the Holy See: An Introduction
Submissions due 1 December 2019 for this January 2020 Seminar in Rome sponsored by the The Sangalli Institute for the religious history and cultures of Florence.

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