Call for Papers Sixteenth Century Studies Conference 2019

Posted: 30 January 2019

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The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) invites proposals for individual presentation submissions and complete panels for its 2019 annual conference.

Under the presidency of Walter Melion (Emory), the conference will take place from 17–20 October 2019 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch Hotel in St Louis, Missouri.

The SCSC was founded to promote scholarship on the early modern era (c. 1450 – c. 1660) and traditionally papers have ranged across the following fields:

  • Art & Architectural history
  • Digital Humanities
  • English Literature
  • French Literature
  • German Studies
  • History
  • History of Science
  • Italian Studies
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Theology

This year the SCSC is introducing a new ‘Pedagogy and Professionalisation’ track, which invites submissions focused on issues related to teaching, mentoring, and non-academic careers. Alongside established scholars in North America, the SCSC actively encourages the participation of international scholars working on the early modern period. Furthermore, an important aspect of the society’s role is to welcome early career researchers and postgraduates to the academic community.



This year marks the 50th anniversary of the society and in honour of that event the SCSC is returning to the city where it was established, and its first conference was held. While the programme will provide an opportunity to mark this important anniversary in the society’s history, it will also be an opportunity to think about future directions for early modern studies.



Abstracts (up to 250 words in the length) for individual presentations and panels should be submitted online at

The deadline for proposals is 7 April 2019. Within four weeks of this date, the Programme Committee will contact all those who have made submissions about their proposals.

SCSC Call for Papers


Event Info

Start Date
17 October 2019

End Date
19 October 2019

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