Vancouver 2015 Conference Dates: 22-25 October 2015

Conference Submissions now being accepted

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation proposals and complete panels for its 2015 annual conference, to be held 22-25 October 2015 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2015. Within four weeks after the deadline, the Program Committee will notify all those who submitted proposals.

The conference will once again host poster sessions. Individuals submitting poster proposals must request a poster session panel code in advance of submission from:

In addition to standard panels, the organizing committee will be accepting proposals for four types of alternate panels: Workshop Option A: Discussion of pre-circulated papers in a workshop format (limit of 4 participants). Workshop Option B: Analysis of thorny translation/paleography questions; pre-circulation not required (limit of 3 participants). Workshop Option C: Examination of a big issue or question with brief comments from presenters and lively audience participation (similar to roundtables with more audience participation; limit of 4 participants). And Poster Sessions. Please note alternate format types on the panel submission form in the box provided. Questions about formats should be directed to:

Abstracts (up to 250 words in length) for individual presentations and complete panels may be submitted by following the links at the bottom of this page. NB Poster presenters use the "submit a paper" link.

To access programs from past conferences visit the Program Archive page

The SCSC, a not-for-profit scholarly organization, receives no governmental or institutional funding. In order to participate in this conference, delegates or their sponsoring institution/organization will need to fund their own travel and lodging expenses in addition to a $170 per delegate registration fee/ $100 student fee ($180 and $110 respectively after Sept 1, 2015). The registration fee is used to pay for conference facilities and general events. By paying the fee, delegates become members in the SCSC (for the year following the conference) and receive the Sixteenth Century Journal.

Future conferences:

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