About the SCSC

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.

The 2016 conference in Bruges, Belgium was one of the Society's largest. 1038 scholars registered for the conference!
The SCSC General Plenary Lectures and the General Reception that took place in the Stadshallen (Belfry) was attended by almost 500 attendees.

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Future conferences:

  • 26-29 October 2017: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1-4 November 2018: Albuquerque, New Mexico