Submitting a Roundtable Proposal



Guidelines for Roundtable Proposal Submissions

Assessment Standards

A successful roundtable proposal should

• Raise a significant question for the discipline;
• Address this question through precise analysis of a particular genre, text, work, event, person, or place, which must be named in the proposal;
• Have aims that are feasibly achievable within the allotted time (usually 90 minutes).

Necessary Materials

Before submitting your panel proposal to the SCSC via the online submissions program, you should prepare the following information:

• Name, email address, and affiliation for the roundtable chair and each roundtable discussant.
• If applicable, the Affiliated Society sponsoring the roundtable (optional).
• Title and Abstract for the Panel. The abstract may be no more than 300 words.

Participation in Sessions

To ease scheduling and promote intellectual exchange, the SCSC limits the participation of conference attendees to:

• 1 presentation of a paper, and
• 1 comment on a session or membership on a roundtable, and
• 1 chairing of a session.

Attendees may participate in some combination of these activities up to three (e.g., chairing two sessions and being on the panel of one roundtable), but they may not present more than ONE paper.

Because some attendees participate in activities submitted to different track directors, the primary responsibility for ensuring adherence to these guidelines rests with the attendees themselves. If at any time during the programming process, the conference program committee learns that an attendee has exceeded the allowed number of conference activities, the program committee will revise that attendee's conference activities to bring them in line with the guidelines.

Submitting your Roundtable Proposal Online

All Roundtable proposals must be submitted through the SCSC online conference website at: www.sixteenthcentury.org/conference. If you already have a user account and password for the SCSC conference site, you will be prompted to enter your email address and password. If you did not create a user account last year, you must do so at this point. Please be sure to COMPLETELY fill in all the information on the user account form (especially academic affiliation, complete mailing address, and phone number.) When you have filled in the user account information, click the “create” button at the bottom of the page. You will then be taken to the roundtable submission screen. Submitters with user accounts will be taken directly to the submission page after logging in.

Choose the appropriate conference from the “Conference” drop-down menu. Next choose a will “track” for your roundtable. Choose the track that most closely fits the topic of the roundtable. If none of the tracks seem to fit, you may use the “Interdisciplinary” track. After choosing a track for your roundtable you will fill in the roundtable title, abstract (300 words max), and name, affiliation and email address for the roundtable chair.

Next you will add the name, email address and affiliation for each discussant participating in the roundtable.

Once your submission is successfully submitted, you will be directed to a confirmation page indicating that your proposal has been submitted.

You can log in to the SCSC conference website at any time before the submission closing date to edit your submission.