SRS News & Reports

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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Vacancy – Editor for Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Studies is one of the leading journals in the field of Renaissance studies, with an interdisciplinary emphasis, and a worldwide readership. Established in 1987, Renaissance Studies is published in partnership by the Society for Renaissance Studies and Wiley- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The Council of the Society for Renaissance Studies (SRS) is to appoint an…

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New SRS Postdoctoral Fellows Announced (2019-20)

The Fellowships Committee is pleased to announce Helen Newsome and Xiaona Wang as the winners of this year’s Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition (2019-20). Helen will be working on a critical edition of the holograph letters of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots (1489-1541) and Xiaona’s project is entitled ‘Francis Bacon on attractio and gravitas: Sources, Context, and Later Influence’….

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Reflections on SRS2018

Over 230 delegates from all over the world gathered at the University of Sheffield between 3-5 July 2018 for the Society’s eighth biennial conference, some travelling from as far afield as South Korea and Australia, as well as Canada and the USA. The final programme comprised 192 papers delivered over sixty-seven panels, one round-table, four…

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#SRS2018 Early Career Researcher Prize

Following the SRS Biennial Conference in Sheffield, Early Career Researchers were invited to submit the papers they presented to the SRS Conference Paper Prize. 44 papers were assessed by fourteen judges. The panels were impressed by the high quality of scholarship and the vibrancy of the research being undertaken by ECRS. The prize of £100…

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#SRS2018 as told by you on Twitter

Prize for paper given by an Early Career Researcher at SRS2018  

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SRS Book Prize 2018: Winner Announced

The 2018 SRS book prize was awarded to Katherine Ibbett for her Compassion’s Edge: Fellow-Feeling and its limits in Early Modern France (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017). One further book was highly commended, Susanna Berger, The Art of Philosophy: Visual Thinking in Europe from the late Renaissance to the early Enlightenment (Princeton University Press, 2017). As…

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New SRS Postdoctoral Fellows Announced (2018-19)

The Fellowships Committee is pleased to announce Amy Lidster and Eleanor Chan as the winners of this year’s Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition (2018-19). Amy’s project is entitled ‘Challenging authorship and authority in early modern paratexts’ and Eleanor’s project is ‘Reading through style: Conscious lines in European vocal polyphony and visual culture c.1600’. We received an unprecedented…

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SRS@50

#SRSat50 We are pleased to announce three events to celebrate fifty years of the Society for Renaissance Studies. These are all based on the theme of the ‘Renaissance of the Senses’. There will be two public lectures on John Donne and the sense of smell in Dublin (13 September) and on Silent Shakespeare in York…

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Perfume and Gunpowder Podcast

On 13th September 2017 at the National Library of Ireland in Dublin, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Ireland Professor of Poetry) delivered the first in a series of three public lectures to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Society for Renaissance Studies. The series takes Renaissance senses as its theme. Focusing upon the sense of smell, Ní…

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