Welcome to the SCSC

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) promotes scholarship on the early modern era, broadly defined (ca. 1450 – ca. 1660). Providing opportunities for intellectual exchange among scholars of the period, the Society also actively encourages the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. The geographical scope of the organization is as international as its membership. The SCSC welcomes scholars from all disciplines in early modern studies including history, art history, religion, history of science, musicology, digital humanities, Ottoman studies, and literary and cultural studies in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The Society holds one annual meeting in a different city each year, usually during the month of October.

The 2017 Draft Program is now available. CLICK HERE to access the program draft.

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) has concluded the submission process for its 2017 annual conference, to be held 26-29 October 2017 at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The deadline for proposals was April 15, 2017. Click on the Conference Information link at left for more information about hotel reservations and to register for the conference.

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Future conferences:

  • 26-29 October 2017: Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now Accepting Submissions
  • 1-4 November 2018: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 17-20 October 2019: St. Louis, Missouri. SCSC 50th Anniversary Conference