SRS News & Reports

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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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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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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