CANCELLED: Society for Renaissance Studies 9th Biennial Conference

University of East Anglia, Norwich, June 29, 2021 - July 1, 2021
Deadline for submission/application: October 2, 2020



The confirmed keynote speakers are

  • Dr John-Paul A. Ghobrial (Oxford)
  • Dr Jan L. de Jong (Groningen)
  • Professor Suzannah Lipscomb (Roehampton)
  • Professor Jessica Wolfe (UNC Chapel Hill)

The conference engages with the following themes:

  • Archives and the History of the Book
  • Cities, States, Regions
  • Music, Play, Festivity
  • Scholars, Patrons, Collectors, and Natural Philosophers
  • Religion, Devotion, Confession
  • Border crossings, Communications, the New World
  • Open strand for papers which engage with themes other than those listed above.

The SRS Annual Lecture — given by Dr John-Paul A. Ghobrial — and AGM will also take place during the conference.

SRS Public Lecture
2020 sees the inauguration of the SRS Public Lecture, which will be presented by Professor Suzannah Lipscomb and takes place on the evening of 6 July 2020 in St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich city centre. While the conference registration and panels take place between 7-9 July, the committee is aware that a large number of conference participants will arrive in Norwich beforehand, and they are warmly invited to attend the public lecture. The event is free to attend for SRS members and non-members alike, but ticketed to control numbers. SRS members will have priority access to tickets, which can be reserved when the registration website goes live. This event, delivered by one of our foremost public-facing scholars, has been instituted to reflect and confirm the Society’s commitment to the public dissemination of our research.

Conference Mentoring
The committee will also be facilitating a conference mentor/ buddy system, pairing up early career researchers with more experienced or senior colleagues. Each pair will make contact over the course of the conference to discuss career strategies and advice. The SRS is committed to postgraduate and early career development, and the committee hopes this system will facilitate further integration of our colleagues within the Society. If you are interested in taking part in the buddy system, either as an early career researcher or mentor, please contact

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CANCELLED: Society for Renaissance Studies 9th Biennial Conference
Location: University of East Anglia, Norwich
Start Date: June 29, 2021
End Date: July 1, 2021
Ticket Price: 3 days: £130/£150 (waged); £90/£100 (unwaged). Day rate: £70 (waged)/£50 (unwaged)
Deadline for submission/application: October 2, 2020