The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) promotes scholarship on the early modern era, broadly defined (ca. 1450 - ca. 1660). Providing opportunities for intellectual exchange among scholars of the period, the Society also actively encourages the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. The geographical scope of the organization is as international as its membership. The SCSC welcomes scholars from all disciplines in early modern studies, including history, art history, religion, history of science, musicology, and literary and cultural studies in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The Society holds one annual meeting in a different city each year, usually during the month of October, with an average of more than 700 participants.

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Conference Guidelines

In this section of the website, you will find guidelines for submitting proposals to the conference, as well as general expectations for presenting your paper at the conference. This section also includes information for panel chairs and commentators.

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Program Archive

This section of the website contains pdf files of programs from past conferences. We are looking for copies of missing years. If you have a complete run of conference programs, please contact us.

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This section of the website will, from time to time, contain resources of interested to SCSC members.

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The Sixteenth Century Society & Conference has an ongoing endowment campaign. This section of the website has information about the endowment and its uses. You will also find a like to make a donation to the endowment.

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Panel Finder

This section of the website lists Panel CFPs from individuals who want to organize complete panels for the upcoming conference. These panels have NOT been submitted yet to the SCSC. Check this section if you would like to view panel proposals still in need to papers.

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This section will display news and images from the upcoming SCSC Conference (2013).

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