The Sidney Circle

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 


27-30 October 2022

Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. (Hyatt Regency Hotel)


This panel, sponsored by the International Sidney Society, invites papers on any and all topics related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney family, or the Sidney circle generally.  We perceive the orbit of “Sidney circle” broadly.  Thus, we would welcome papers not only on close affiliates like Fulke Greville and Samuel Daniel but also papers about English and European associates such as Gabriel Harvey, Ben Jonson, George Buchanan, Hubert Languet, Philippe DuPlessis Mornay, William of Orange, Alberico Gentili, Jean Hotman, Étienne de La Boétie, Giordano Bruno, Justus Lipsius, Veronica Franco, Vittoria Colonna, and any number of figures in the family’s large cosmopolitan network.


The International Sidney Society encourages submissions by scholars of all academic ranks within and beyond institutional academies:  current and former members as well as newcomers, including professors and instructors, graduate students, and independent scholars.  Please submit abstracts of 150-300 words as e-mail attachments.  On the abstract, please include your name, affiliation or status as independent scholar, and e-mail address.  Within the e-mail, indicate whether you need equipment and what kind (e.g., projector for PowerPoint).  Reading time for completed papers should not exceed 20 minutes.  The deadline for abstracts is March 31st, but submissions will be considered on a rolling basis, such that the panels may be filled before then.   Please direct abstracts and questions to Timothy Crowley,  For conference information, see