Welcome to 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.

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) 2018 annual meeting, will be held 1-4 November 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico

2018 The SCSC Program is available on Dropbox. The printed version will be available at the conference.


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Future conferences:

  • 1-4 November 2018: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 17-20 October 2019: St. Louis, Missouri. SCSC 50th Anniversary Conference
  • 29-1 October-November 2020 Baltimore, Maryland
  • 28-31 October 2021 San Diego, California