New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia)

deadline for submissions: 
July 20, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
William Bowen, Susan Dudash, Randa ElKhatib, Ray Siemens,

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Call for Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies

RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia


Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching.  Panels at the 2020 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them.


For 2020, we welcome proposals for papers, lightning talks, panels, or poster / demonstration / workshop presentations on new technologies and their impact on research, teaching, publishing, and beyond, in the context of Renaissance Studies.  Examples of the many areas considered by members of our community can be found in the list of papers presented at the RSA since 2001 ( and in those papers published thus far under the heading of New Technologies and Renaissance Studies ( 


Please send proposals before 20 July 2019 to Your proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and a one-paragraph biographical CV. We are pleased to be able to offer travel awards on a competitive basis to graduate students and newly-emerging scholars who present on these panels; those wishing to be considered for an award should indicate this in their abstract submission.


We thank Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages & Renaissance ( for its generous sponsorship of this series and its related travel subventions since 2001.