The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) promotes scholarship on the early modern era, broadly defined (ca. 1450 – ca. 1660). Providing opportunities for intellectual exchange among scholars of the period, the Society also actively encourages the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. The geographical scope of the organization is as international as its membership. The SCSC welcomes scholars from all disciplines in early modern studies including history, art history, religion, history of science, musicology, digital humanities, Ottoman studies, and literary and cultural studies in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The Society holds one annual meeting in a different city each year, usually during the month of October, with an average of more than 800 participants.
SCSC Book and Article Prizes Announced!
The following prizes were awarded at the SCSC Business Meeting on October 17, 2014.
- History/Theology: Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey, Healthy Living in Late Renaissance Italy (Oxford University Press, 2013)
- Literature: Carmen Nocentelli, Empires of Love: Europe, Asia and the Making of Early Modern Identity (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013)
- Art History: Sarah Blake McHam, Pliny and the Artistic Culture of the Italian Renaissance: the Legacy of the Natural History (Yale University Press, 2013)
- Reference: Tom Cain and Ruth Connolly, The Complete Poetry of Robert Herrick (Oxford University Press, 2013)
- Alisha Rankin, Panaceia's Daughters. Noblewomen as healers in Early Modern Germany (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
- Stuart Carroll, "'Nager entre deux eaux.' The Princess and the Ambiguities of French Protestantism" Sixteenth Century Journal (2013)
- Matthias Range, “'Wandelabendmahl': Lutheran 'Walking Communion' and Its Expression in Material Culture” Journal of Ecclesiastical history 64 (2013).
- Amy Newhouse, “Bodies as Boundaries: Corporal Jobs and Contagious Disease in 16th Century Nuremberg” presented at SCSC Puerto Rico 2013.
- 22-25 October 2015: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- 18-20 August 2016: Bruges, Belgium
- 26-29 October 2017: Milwaukee, Wisconsin