Call for Papers
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) invites proposals for individual presentation submissions and complete panels for its 2020 annual conference. Under the presidency of Andrew Spicer (Oxford Brookes University), the conference will take place from 29 October – 1 November 2020 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
The SCSC was founded to promote scholarship
on the early modern era (c. 1450 – c. 1660) and traditionally papers have
ranged across the following fields:
- Art & Architectural History
- Digital Humanities
- English Literature
- French Literature
- German Studies
- History of Science
- Italian Studies
- Pedagogy and Professionalism
- Spanish and Latin American Studies
The SCSC encourages the participation of international scholars and warmly welcomes early career researchers and postgraduates to the academic community.
Abstracts (up to 250 words in the length) for individual presentations and panels should be submitted online at www.sixteenthcentury.org/conference.
The deadline for proposals is April 27. Within approximately four weeks of this date, the Program Committee will contact all those who have made submissions about their proposals. Please note: in the past two years, difficulties with our website forced us to extend our deadline for submissions. Now that our website is functioning properly, there will be no extensions of this year’s deadline.
In addition to standard panels, the organizing committee will consider proposals for four alternative panel types:
- Round Tables sponsored by affiliated societies. Please note that for logistical reasons there will be a cap on the number of round table sessions that can be accepted. You might want to consider Workshop C as an alternative format.
- Workshop A: Discussion of pre-circulated papers in a workshop format. (Limit of 4 participants)
- Workshop B: Analysis of thorny translation/palaeography questions; pre-circulation is not required. (Limit of 3 participants)
- Workshop C: Examination of a big issue or question with brief comments from presenters and lively audience participation. These are similar to round tables but with more audience engagement. (Limit of 4 participants)
In recent years, the conference has welcomed poster sessions and will do so again this year. Those who are interested in contributing to a poster session should submit their proposals as ‘papers’ to the digital history track. Before submitting proposals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a poster session code.
Questions about the conference format should be directed to email@example.com.
The SCSC is a not-for-profit scholarly organization and therefore receives no governmental or institutional funding. In order to participate in this conference, delegates or their sponsoring institutions or organizations will need to fund travel and lodging expenses in addition to a $225 per delegate registration fee ($110 for registered students). Advance registration online is recommended. For an additional administrative charge, registration may also be completed at the meeting. Please note that conference registration fees are non-refundable. The fee supports conference facilities, general events at the conference, membership to the SCSC, and one year’s subscription to the Sixteenth Century Journal.
For more information, please contact:
Susannah Breitz Monta
Vice President SCSC and Program Chair