Exploring the Renaissance 2016: An International Conference

Event Date: 
24 Mar 2016 to 26 Mar 2016


We welcome you to the 65th meeting of the

South Central Renaissance Conference

 March 24-26, 2016 / St. Louis, Missouri / Parkway Hotel


Local Arrangements: Tim Moylan

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Program Chair: Christopher Baker

Armstrong State University



William B. Hunter Lecturer

Robert C. Evans, Auburn University at Montgomery

Louis L. Martz Lecturer

Carlo M. Bajetta, Universita della Valle d’Aosta, Italy

Keynote Lecturer

Sara van den Berg, St. Louis University

Sponsored by:

The South Central Renaissance Conference

The Queen Elizabeth I Society

The Marvell Society

The Society for Renaissance Art History

Papers (15-20 minutes in length) are invited on any aspect of Renaissance studies (history, art history, literature, music, philosophy, science, theology). Abstracts only (400-500 words; a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) must be submitted via email attachment no later than December 15, 2015 to Program Chair Christopher Baker (Christopher.Baker@armstrong.edu).

Possible topics might include:

  • The intersection of art and science in the Renaissance
  • European influences in music and the arts
  • Painting of the Northern Renaissance
  • Shakespeare and the classics
  • Women writers of the Renaissance
  • Literature and the Renaissance religious context

Sessions: sessions should be proposed no later than November 1, 2015 and e-mailed to the Program Chair (link given in contact info above). Abstracts of papers for approved sessions should be emailed to Baker, also.

Further 2016 Conference information will be available soon on the SCRC Website.

Program participants are required to join SCRC and are encouraged to submit publication-length versions of their papers to the SCRC journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture. Shorter papers (up to 3,000 words) are invited for submission to the SCRC newsletter, Discoveries (updated website available soon).

A limited number of graduate travel fellowships are available; graduate students presenting a paper at the conference may apply to the program chair for travel assistance (maximum $300). Complete essays must be submitted electronically by February 1 to be eligible for consideration. Email abstracts to Christopher Baker (Christopher.Baker@armstrong.edu).

Submission date for papers: 
01 Nov 2015