Milwaukee 2017

26-29 October 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation submissions and complete panels for its 2017 annual conference. In this year, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's "Ninety-Five Theses," the SCSC will meet in Milwaukee, a city with a proud German and Lutheran heritage.  As always, we will accept papers on any topic within the "long sixteenth century," not just those on Germany, or Lutheran subjects.

Abstracts (up to 250 words in length) for individual presentations and complete panels must be submitted online using the links at left.  Within four weeks after the April 15 deadline, the Program Committee will notify all those who submitted proposals. The conference will once again host poster sessions.

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).
Roundtables sponsored by affiliated societies.

Questions about formats should be directed to: conference@sixteenthcentury.org

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 per delegate registration fee (or discounted student fee).

The registration fee is used to pay for conference facilities and general events. By paying the fee, delegates become members in the SCSC and receive the Sixteenth Century Journal. Conference registration fees are non-refundable. If you are unsure whether you will be able to attend a conference, you should wait to register on-site, thereby eliminating the problem of having paid for registration and being unable to attend. Advance registration discounts are available online until shortly before a meeting begins.




Future conferences:

  • 26-29 October 2017: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1-4 November 2018: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 17-20 October 2019: St. Louis, Missouri. SCSC 50th Anniversary Conference