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 Program is now available. CLICK HERE to access the program.
To access the site and area maps CLICK HERE

Please look over this penultimate draft of the program for SCSC 2017. Please note than in the final version your session number might change, but the time of your session will remain the same. Any correction requests should be directed to scj@truman.edu and copied to brammall@truman.edu by midnight Sunday, 1 October 2017. Requests received between 2 and 15 October will appear on an errata sheet.

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.
  • 1-4 November 2018: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 17-20 October 2019: St. Louis, Missouri. SCSC 50th Anniversary Conference