CfP: The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) – SES-sponsored Sessions

The SCSC invites proposals for individual presentation submissions and complete panels for its 2019 annual conference. As an affiliated society, the SES will sponsor sessions on all aspects of emblem studies. Please send your proposal (up to 250 words) by April 5 to the session organizer:

Sabine Mödersheim
Director, Center for Early Modern Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic
818 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
smoedersheim@wisc.edu

The Conference
Under the presidency of Walter Melion (Emory), who is also a member of the SES Advisory Board, the conference will take place from 17–20 October 2019 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch Hotel in St Louis, Missouri.

The SCSC was founded to promote scholarship on the early modern era (c. 1450 – c. 1660) and traditionally papers have ranged across the following fields:

• Art & Architectural history
• Digital Humanities
• English Literature
• French Literature
• German Studies
• History
• History of Science
• Italian Studies
• Spanish and Latin American Studies
• Theology

This year the SCSC is introducing a new ‘Pedagogy and Professionalisation’ track, which invites submissions focused on issues related to teaching, mentoring, and non-academic careers. Alongside established scholars in North America, the SCSC actively encourages the participation of international scholars working on the early modern period. Furthermore, an important aspect of the society’s role is to welcome early career researchers and postgraduates to the academic community.

Anniversary
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the society and in honour of that event the SCSC is returning to the city where it was established, and its first conference was held. While the programme will provide an opportunity to mark this important anniversary in the society’s history, it will also be an opportunity to think about future directions for early modern studies.

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