The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is a scholarly society that is interested in the early modern era (ca. 1450-ca. 1660). Our geographical scope is as worldwide as our membership. The society welcomes scholars from all disciplines who have an interest in early modern studies. The SCSC holds one annual meeting a year with approximately 170 sessions for papers. The annual meeting usually and traditionally takes place on the last full weekend of October.

The SCSC is also closely associated with the Sixteenth Century Journal (SCJ) and Iter. Membership in the SCSC includes a subscription to the SCJ, discounted access to the Iter bibliographic databases, and the International Directory of Scholars–an annual worldwide directory and newsletter of scholars specializing in early modern studies. Their research and publications can be purchased for a nominal annual fee.

For general questions about the SCSC, please send an email to: conference@sixteenthcentury.org

SCSC Administrator

Eric Nelson, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director director@sixteenthcentury.org

SCSC Officers

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SCSC Council

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Conference Program Committee

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Prize Committees

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Other Committees

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View the SCSC Constitution

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