Renaissance Community Events

Please see below for events of interest for RCSC Members and the Renaissance Community.

If you have an upcoming conference or symposium of interest you’d like to include, please email us at

Upcoming Events

August 13, 2021
Nahua Voices on the Conquest of Mexico: “De cómo los españoles conquistaron a la ciudad de México” Book 12, Florentine Codex
Online event
Live public reading of Book 12 of the Florentine Codex in Nahuatl, Spanish, and English. Co-presented by the Getty Research Institute (GRI), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Biblioteca Nacional de Antropología e Historia and in conjunction with the GRI’s Florentine Codex Initiative and LACMA’s exhibition Mixpantli: Space, Time, and the Indigenous Origins of Mexico.
Information and Registration:

September 17–18, 2021
Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines: Exhibitions in London, 1775-1851
Conveners: Jordan Bear (University of Toronto) and Catherine Roach (Virginia Commonwealth University)
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

October 15–16, 2021
An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Rereading Hilary Mantel
Conveners: Lucy Arnold (University of Worcester) and Eileen Pollard (University of Chester)
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

October 28–31, 2021
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
San Diego, CA

November 6, 2021
Afterlives: Reinvention, Reception, and Reproduction
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at California State University, Long Beach, in collaboration with Forest Lawn Museum
Forest Lawn Museum

December 10–11, 2021
Correspondence and Embodiment: The Bluestocking Corpus Online
Conveners: Caroline Franklin (Swansea University), Nicole Pohl (Oxford Brookes University), and Anna Senkiw (Oxford Brookes University)
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Past Events

May 18
Dante’s Intent Geometer: ‘alta fantasia’, vision, and creation in medieval poetry
The Dartmouth Comparative Literature Department welcomes you to join its Annual Zantop Memorial Lecture with speaker Mary Carruthers (NYU) on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12:30pm EST via Zoom. Pre-registration required. Please go to the following link to register:
Mary Carruthers is the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Literature and Professor of English, emerita, at New York University. Her research interests lie in the psychological, socio-cultural, and textual aspects of medieval rhetoric in the Latin traditions, in reading practices deriving from monastic meditation and prayer, and in questions of literacy and orality in various medieval literary cultures, clerical and courtly. Her published monographs include, The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture and, The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages, among others. Carruthers was elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020. Click here for the event flyer.

April 9–10
We are proud sponsors of Reconsidering Raphael, an online conference hosted by Vassar College, Department of Art. The two-day event will take place April 9–10. Free conference, registration required. For more information, visit the conference website.

April 13–15; April 20–22, 10:00–3:30 EDT (7:00–10:30 PDT)
Renaissance Society of America 67th Annual Conference Meeting. See RSA conference website for registration and information. We will be sponsoring one session for this year’s RSA meeting. To learn more, click here.

April 15–16
“The Reading of Books is a Pernicious Thing”: Restoration Women Writers and Their Readers, A Virtual Conference at The Huntington Library. Free conference. For registration and information, visit:

April 23, 10:30 am PDT
Society for the History of Collecting
Maria Beatrice Failla, “The Collections of Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy and the circulation of Caravaggesque works between Naples, Sicily and Spain at the beginning of the seventeenth century.” Free event. For registration and more information, visit the Society’s events page.

April 30, 9:00 am–1:00 pm PDT
Symposium in Homage to Michel Jeanneret (1940–2019), hosted by the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies. Free event. For information and registration:

Promoting study of the period c. 1300–1800