SRS News & Reports

Renaissance Studies Latest Issue (November 2021)

The latest issue of Renaissance Studies (Vol 35, no. 5, November 2021) is now available online via the Wiley Online Library.   Articles Tania Demetriou, ‘How Gabriel Harvey read tragedy’, pages 757-787. Emily Wingfield, ‘Re-reading a quatrain by Mary Queen of Scots’, pages 788-810. Erin Griffey, ‘”The Rose and Lily Queen”: Henrietta Maria’s fair face…

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Renaissance Studies Article Prize 2021

The Renaissance Studies article prize 2021 goes to Clement Onn for ‘Circulating art and visual hybridity: cross-cultural exchanges between Portugal, Japan, and Spain’, Vol. 34 No. 4, pages 624-649, September 2020 (DOI: 10.1111/rest.12592).   The judges noted that this was an ambitious article with the potential to influence future developments in Renaissance studies by proposing a re-centring…

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SRS/BSR Residential Doctoral Research Scholarship 2021-22

The Society is delighted to announce the outcome of its inaugural competition for a three-month scholarship run in conjunction with the British School at Rome. From a strong field, the decision has been made to award the scholarship to Ana Howie (Cambridge) for her project ‘Rubens, van Dyck, and Women’s Dress in Genoese Portraiture, 1604-1627’….

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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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