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Call for Papers: Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in Cincinnati, 25-28 October 2012

From the organization

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual papers and complete panels for its annual conference, to be held October 25-28, 2012, at the National Historic Landmark hotel, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, an Art Deco gem that opened in 1931 and is located in the heart of downtown, near Fountain Square. Dubbed the Queen City by Longfellow, and Porkopolis by others, and located on the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati was an important link on the Underground Railway. It has two art museums, the Cincinnati and Taft, both with 15th-17th c. artworks.

The SCSC, founded to promote scholarship on the early modern era (ca. 1450 – ca. 1660), actively encourages the participation of international scholars as well as the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. We also welcome proposals for roundtables sponsored by scholarly societies that are affiliated with the SCSC.

For those who are anniversary-minded, 2012 will, among other things, mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Fifth Lateran Council, Luther’s appointment to Wittenberg University, the births of Mercator, James V of Scotland, and Catherine Parr. It also commemorates the unveiling of Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling and in acknowledgment, Michelangelo scholar William Wallace, Washington University, will be a plenary speaker. 2012 is also the 450th anniversary of the first religious war in France, the births of Lope de Vega and Isabella Andreini and the deaths of Eleonora de Toledo, Jan van Scorel, and Peter Martyr Vermigli. It is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the Accademia della Crusca’sDizionario, as well as the birth of Anne Bradstreet and the deaths of Emperor Rudolph II and Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales.

Abstracts (up to 250 words in length) for papers and sessions may be submitted online at: If you experience any difficulty with our online submission process or have questions about how to submit a proposal please send an email message to:

The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2012. Within four weeks after the deadline, the Program Committee will notify all those who submitted proposals. The SCSC has arranged for discounted airfare to Cincinnati through Delta/Air France/KLM.