Call for Papers: RCSC 2020

Renaissance Conference of Southern California
64th Annual Conference

Saturday, 21 March 2020
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA


Interdisciplinary Research and the Renaissance: How to Do It 

Amy Buono (Art History, Chapman University)
Katherine Powers (Music, California State University, Fullerton)
Martine van Elk (English, California State University, Long Beach)


The RCSC, a regional affiliate of the Renaissance Society of America, welcomes proposals for individual papers as well as complete panels on the full range of Renaissance disciplines (Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science). In keeping with the 2020 Plenary Roundtable theme, papers and panels that employ interdisciplinary modes of inquiry are especially encouraged. The RCSC promotes the study of the period c. 1300–1800, broadly interpreting the Renaissance within a global framework.

Please note that membership in the RCSC is required for conference participation.

Individual paper submissions should include:

  • abstract of approximately 250 words
  • contact information and one-page CV

Panel Submissions are welcome and should include:

  • contact information and one-page CV for organizer / chair
  • names and abstracts (c. 250 words) for all presenters
  • one-page CVs of all presenters
  • title and short (c. 150 word) description of the panel itself

Please submit all application materials here.

Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact the RCSC president, Heather Graham (


Promoting study of the period c. 1300–1800