Renaissance Conference of Southern California

deadline for submissions: 
November 9, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
contact email: 

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

65th Annual Conference

Saturday, 20 March 2021

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for our first virtual or webinar 65th RCSC Annual Conference.

We are honored that our roundtable participants, scheduled originally for last year, have agreed to share their ideas about Interdisciplinary Research and its complexities at RCSC 2021.


Interdisciplinary Research and the Renaissance

Amy Buono​ (Art History, Chapman University) Katherine Powers​ (Music, California State University, Fullerton)Martine van Elk​ (English, California State University, Long Beach)


The RCSC, a regional affiliate of the Renaissance Society of America, welcomes proposals for individual papers as well as complete panels on the full range of Renaissance disciplines (Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science). In keeping with the Plenary Roundtable theme, papers and panels that employ interdisciplinary modes of inquiry are especially encouraged. The RCSC promotes the study of the period c. 1300–1800, broadly interpreting the Renaissance within a global framework.

We strongly encourage those scholars scheduled to present at our 2020 conference resubmit papers and panels for our 2021 conference.

Please note that membership in the RCSC is required for conference participation.

Please see our ​website​ for membership details.

 Individual paper submissions should include:

  • ●  abstract of approximately 250 words

  • ●  contact information and one-page CV

Panel Submissions are welcome and should include:

  • ●  contact information and one-page CV for organizer / chair

  • ●  names​ ​and abstracts (c. 250 words) for all presenters

  • ●  one-page​ ​CVs of all presenters

  • ●  title and short (c. 150 word) description of the panel itself

    Please submit all application materials ​here​ or on our website (​​), where you can also find more information about the conference.

    Deadline for submissions: November 9, 2021

    If you have any questions, please contact the RCSC president, M. Barbara Mello (