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

November 2021

November 6, 2021
Afterlives: Reinvention, Reception, and Reproduction
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at CSU Long Beach and Forest Lawn Museum invites submissions for their biennial conference. The deadline for proposals is June 15. More information may be found here.

October 2021

October 28–31
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
This year’s meeting of the SCSC takes place right here in Southern California—in San Diego, to be precise. The deadline for proposals is April 19.  More information may be found here:

May 2021

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.

Past Events

April 2021

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