Since 1954, the Renaissance Society of America has been the leading organization in the Americas for the interdisciplinary study of the period 1300-1650 in Western history. The RSA brings together members from many backgrounds who are interested in a wide variety of disciplines related to this period.
The RSA actively encourages the continued spread of learning about the Renaissance. The Society organizes an annual meeting every year, which features the most distinguished Renaissance scholars in North America and beyond. The Society further encourages scholarship by offering prizes and research grants of up to $3,000 in three categories (pre-doctoral scholars, junior scholars, and senior scholars).
The RSA sponsors many publications. The Society publishes the journal Renaissance Quarterly, its electronic counterpart, the online edition of Renaissance Quarterly, and the newsletter Renaissance News & Notes. The RSA also sponsors its own text, bibliography, and special purpose series (RTS), a reprint series (RSARTS), and the program of the annual meeting with abstracts of all the papers, and subsidizes editions, translations, and research tools published outside the RSA series. The RSA's Directory of members is available on this website. Finally, through its partnership with Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the RSA helps to make access to information about Renaissance scholarship broadly accessible.
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