Welcome!

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 700 participants.


Make plans now to attend the New Orleans Conference!

Rooms for the New Orleans conference are available at our overflow hotel. Please check our conference information webpage for more information.


Conference Dates: 16-19 October 2014

The program for the 2014 New Orleans Conference is now available: Click here to view or download the program.


Future conferences:

  • 22-25 October 2015: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 18-20 August 2016: Bruges, Belgium

Submit a paper or panel proposal, register for the conference, and get hotel and travel information.

Become a member of the SCSC, edit membership information, learn about the SCSC endowment.

Learn about SCSC book and article prizes, nomination guidelines, and view past prize winners.

Information about library collections, Iter databases, fellowship opportunities, announcements, and SCSC Affiliated Societies

Information about the Sixteenth Century Journal, and Early Modern Studies book series.

Contact information for SCSC officers, council, and committees, and to view the SCSC Constitution.