Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Studies is the Society’s quarterly multi-disciplinary journal, publishing articles and editions of documents covering all aspects of Renaissance history and culture. Latest Issue


SRS Book Series

This series is dedicated to the exploration of the many cultures of knowledge, learning, reading and performing in the Renaissance and Early Modern world (c.1400-c.1700).


The Bulletin is published twice a year and is issued free to members. It contains substantial articles relating to SRS events and reports on Society-funded projects and conferences.

SRS Book Prize Shortlist 2022

The Society for Renaissance Studies is pleased to announce the shortlist for its 2022 Book Prize:     Sarah A. Bendall, Shaping Femininity: Foundation Garments, the Body and Women in Early Modern England (London: Bloomsbury, 2021)   John Christopoulos, Abortion in Early Modern Italy (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2021)   Suzanna Ivanič, Cosmos and Materiality in Early Modern…

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SRS Postdoctoral Fellows 2022-2023

The Fellowships Committee is pleased to announce Bert William Carlstrom and Julia Smith have been awarded Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2022-2023. We received 29 applications this year and, as ever, the field was exceptionally strong. Bert William Carlstrom, ‘Atlantic Religiosities: The Evolution of Identity in the Renaissance Canaries and Caribbean’ This project compares the evolution of…

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Impact and Impactful Research

      What is impact and how can we do impactful research? That’s the topic of this SRS Public Engagement Toolbox conversation with Dr Sara Read and Dr Catie Gill, both of Loughborough University, whose work with the National Civil War Centre in Newark was the basis for an Impact Case Study in REF…

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Renaissance Studies Latest Issue (June 2022)

The latest issue of Renaissance Studies (Vol 36, no. 3, June 2022) is now available online via the Wiley Online Library.   Articles Annet den Haan, ‘Changing Jerome’s Bible: Biblical quotations in the patristic translations of Lampugnino Birago (1390–1472) and George of Trebizond (1396–1472/3)’, pages 358-376 Tom Hamilton ‘The evidence of hearsay in criminal proceedings…

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SRS Vice-Chair Nominations

The position of vice-chair of the Society will be vacant and open to nominations, for election at the summer AGM (6 May 2022). Nominations should be made on the formal nomination form (available in the Members’ Area of the website) and addressed to the Secretary of the Society, to arrive at least 21 days before…

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SRS Book Series Interviews: Ian Campbell and Floris Verhaart

In our latest interview with authors from the Society for Renaissance Studies book series, we talk to Ian Campbell and Floris Verhaart about their forthcoming book Protestant Politics Beyond Calvin, the appeal of early modern studies and advice to PhD students starting out in intellectual history.   1) What drew you towards Renaissance and Early…

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Early Modern German Shakespeare in Action: Creation Theatre’s Romio und Julieta

An online roundtable hosted by the Society for Renaissance Studies on 4th May 2021   Participants: Maria Shmygol (University of Leeds), Harry McCarthy (University of Cambridge), Kareen Seidler (ex. Université de Genève), Lucy Askew (Creation Theatre), and Ryan Duncan (Creation Theatre)   This event brought together scholars, translators, and theatre practitioners for a discussion of…

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Religion and the Decline of Magic at Fifty

Sir Keith Thomas on the fiftieth anniversary of his Religion and the Decline of Magic   A speech given at All Souls College on Friday 3 September 2021 by Sir Keith Thomas reflecting on the fiftieth anniversary of his ground-breaking Religion and the Decline of Magic, introduced by Alan Macfarlane. Due to a technical difficulty…

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New Website: Gabinetti disegni e stampe italiani (Italian Prints and Drawings Study Rooms)

The website aims to gather together all the Gabinetti disegni e stampe italiani (Italian Prints and Drawings Study Rooms) in order to promote and enhance the Italian heritage of prints and drawings. Each Gabinetto disegni e stampe is accompanied on the website by an up-to-date description of the study room, contacts (emails and telephone…

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New Research in William Byrd’s Musical Culture on the 400th Anniversary of His Death

We welcome abstracts for an edited collection published on the musical culture of William Byrd to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death in 2023. The collection, co-edited by Samantha Bassler, Katherine Butler, and Katie Bank, will feature 10–15 essays dealing with the state of Byrd studies in the 21st century. We are hoping to…

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Vacancy: Post-doctoral Research Assistant

Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (Ridolfi collection) in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London. We are seeking an experienced and qualified Post-Doctoral Research Assistant to join Dr Stefano Jossa to work on the Ridolfi collection at the Archives at RHUL with a BA/Leverhulme…

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Introducing Medieval and Early Modern Orients (MEMOs)

Just over 400 years ago Sir Thomas Roe, England’s first official ambassador to the Mughal Empire of India, returned after four years at the court of the Emperor Jahangir. Sent by King James I in 1615 to secure favourable trading terms for the fledgling East India Company, Roe would return to London in late 1619…

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Information about our own biennial conference, and other events around the world that may be of interest to those with an interest in the Renaissance period.