Annual Conference

66th Annual Conference
Saturday, September 23, 2023
University of San Diego

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for our 66th Annual Conference, to be held at the University of San Diego. Click here for a file download. 


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 Plenary Roundtable theme, papers and panels that attend to cross-cultural concerns are especially encouraged, but proposals on any topic pertaining to the Renaissance are welcome. 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. Membership details are available on our website (​).

 Individual paper submissions should include:

  • an 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 each) for all presenters
  • one-page​ ​CVs of all presenters
  • title and short description (c. 150 words) of the panel itself

Please submit all application materials here on our website at the following RCSC 2023 Conference Application Survey, where you can also find more information about the conference.

Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2023

If you have any questions, please contact the RCSC president, Marlin Blaine ([email protected])

Promoting study of the period c. 1300–1800