SRS News & Reports

Renaissance Studies Latest Issue (September 2021)

The latest issue of Renaissance Studies (Vol 5, no. 4, September 2021) is now available online via the Wiley Online Library.   Articles Eleonora Cappuccilli, ‘In the steps of Birgitta of Sweden: the reluctant authority of Paola Antonia Negri (1508–1555)’, pages 582-599. Jessica Erin DeVos, ‘Renewing the Auld Alliance: Marie Stuart’s poetics and the Catholic…

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SRS Postdoctoral Fellows 2021-2022

The Fellowships Committee is pleased to announce Duncan Frost and Luke Prendergast have been awarded Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2021-2022. We received 54 applications this year and, as ever, the field was exceptionally strong. Duncan Frost, ‘Songbirds and Social Distinction in the Seventeenth Century’ In the boom of consumer culture in the early modern period, objects…

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SRS Postdoctoral Fellowships: FAQs

Is it a requirement of the Fellowship to be based in a particular location? The Fellowship may be taken up in any part of the world where you can undertake the research you propose. Can I use the Fellowship to turn my PhD thesis into publications or does my research proposal need to focus on…

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Applying for an SRS Postdoctoral Fellowship

Michael Bennett, Kaye McLelland and Aislinn Muller share with us their experiences of, and advice for, applying to the SRS Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme.   Michael Bennett       Aislinn Muller   I was awarded the postdoctoral fellowship to research the intersection of Catholic material culture and political engagement in post-Reformation England, ca 1570-1660. Specifically,…

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Cancellation of Society for Renaissance Studies Ninth Biennial Conference

We are very sad to have to announce the cancellation of the Society for Renaissance Studies conference that was due to take place in Norwich from 29 June to 1 July 2021. As you will know, when we postponed the original conference in March last year, we had hoped that we would be able to…

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Renaissance Studies Article Prize 2020

The Renaissance Studies article prize 2020 goes to Irene Galandra Cooper for  ‘Unlocking “pious homes”: revealing devotional exchanges and religious materiality in early modern Naples’, vol. 33, Issue 5, pages 832-853, November 2019. The judges noted that the article’s interdisciplinary approach and use of sources were superb, and Cooper rises impressively to the challenge of joining…

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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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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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