The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference has become a vital and integral part of early modern studies. It supports both specific and traditional disciplines as well as interdisciplinary initiatives. The SCSC hosts one of the most important annual conferences (usually in October each year) in early modern studies where senior, junior, and future colleagues of all early modern disciplines meet to present their work, discuss new trends in the profession, and develop the contacts that are crucial for scholars and students. Membership in the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference comes with a one year subscription to the Sixteenth Century Journal.
The Society has three membership types: Student/Retired member -- $50.00; Regular Membership -- $85.00; and International Membership (for members located outside of North America) -- $95.00. All membership fees are payable in US dollars.
The SCSC has an Endowment Fund to promote scholarly research and publication in early modern studies (1400-1700) in the fields of art history, history, history of science, literature, music history, philosophy, religious studies, and theology. Research improves our understanding of the crucial age that helped from the modern world and enriches the content of college and university teaching in early modern studies. Its results are often shared with the larger academic community and general public in papers given at scholarly meetings or in journal articles and books.