SRS News & Reports

Renaissance Studies Latest Issue (November 2020)

The latest issue of Renaissance Studies (Vol 34, no. 5, November 2020) is now available online via the Wiley Online Library.   Articles Barbara Tramelli, ‘La Falsa Alchimia de la Quale Tanta Stima già ne Feci: Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo’s opinion on alchemy’, pages 727-748 J. S. Crown, ‘Rhetorical virtue, theology and ‘womens wyttes’ in an…

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SRS Book Prize 2020

The SRS book prize 2020 has been awarded to Hannah Murphy for A New Order of Medicine: The Rise of Physicians in Reformation Nuremberg (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). An honourable mention was given to Abigail Brundin, Deborah Howard, & Mary Laven, The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy (Oxford University Press, 2018). The judges thank…

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SRS Postdoctoral Fellows 2020-2021

The Fellowships Committee is pleased to announce Michael Bennett, Kaye McLelland, Aislinn Muller, and Valerio Zanetti have been awarded Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2020-2021. We received 91 applications this year and, as ever, the field was exceptionally strong.   Michael Bennett, ‘Caribbean Slavery, Sugar Profits, and the Financial Revolution, 1640-1700’ This project will provide the first…

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Society for Renaissance Studies Ninth Biennial Conference

29 June – 1 July 2021, University of East Anglia, Norwich. We are delighted to announce that the Society for Renaissance Studies’ postponed Ninth Biennial Conference will take place between Tuesday 29 June and Thursday 1 July 2021.  At this stage, none of us can claim to know exactly what next year will bring. Uncertainties…

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SRS joins forty-eight other professional academic associations in issuing call for “new deal for higher education.”

To: The Secretary of State for Education, RT Hon Gavin Williamson CBE Minister of State for Universities, Hon Michelle Donelan Minister for Education in Wales, Kirsty Williams MS Minister for Higher Education and Science in Scotland, Richard Lochhead MSP Minister for the Department of Education of Northern Ireland, Peter Weir MLA Minister for Science, Research…

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Statement on Racial Justice

The SRS supports global movements in the cause of racial justice. We do not tolerate racism within our organisation and are committed to working towards equality for all who experience prejudice. We are committed to social justice. We stand in solidarity with our members, colleagues, students, and friends who have had their lives blighted by…

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Society for Renaissance Studies: Response to the coronavirus pandemic

During this anxious time, it has been truly heartening to see the myriad of creative and often generous interventions that organisations large and small have made to support scholars and students stuck at home. From publishers and libraries who have opened up collections of journals and books that usually reside behind paywalls, to museums and…

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SRS Online Events

Following a successful trial, the SRS is now able to host a series of online events on its website, free of charge. These can take the form of live events or prerecorded activities. Unless speakers request that the event be deleted, it will remain on the website, where it can be watched on catch-up. Only…

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Notice of Postponement of Society for Renaissance Studies Conference 2020 to 2021. 

It is with great regret that we announce that we have taken the difficult decision to postpone for twelve months this year’s SRS Conference, which was due to take place from July 6-9, 2020. The conference will remain in Norwich, but will now take place on June 29–July 1, 2021 (preceded by the inaugural public…

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SRS response to the cancellation of RSA

The Society for Renaissance Studies is naturally very sorry to see that, along with most academic conferences planned for the near future, the Renaissance Society of America has had to cancel their annual meeting in Philadelphia. The RSA is our largest sister organisation, with which we maintain particularly close ties that include exchanging keynote speakers…

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