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Berlin 2015
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The Sixty-First Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America

Berlin, 26–28 March 2015

Thank you for your submissions. Decision notices were sent on 18 August 2014.

Program Committee: Review submissions here.
Visit the Program Committee Group page here.

Membership and Participation

All accepted conference participants must become members for the calendar year 2015, in addition to registering for the conference. Membership for 2015 will be available on and after 1 November 2014. Most current members are enrolled in auto-renewal; auto-renewals are processed on 31 December each year.

Conference Submitters and expired members who are accepted to the conference must renew their membership for the year of the conference. Membership for 2015 will be available on and after 1 November 2014.


Online registration will be available in September. All conference participants must register by 15 November 2014. If your membership has expired or you have a temporary Conference Submitter membership, please renew for 2015 membership first (available after 1 November), then register for the conference. Renewing your membership first will allow you to register for the conference at the member rate.


Until 30 November 2014:

$185 RSA member, $130 RSA student member, $310 nonmember.

From 1 December 2014:

$235 RSA member, $145 RSA student member, $335 nonmember.

From 20 March 2015 including on-site registration:

$260 RSA member, $165 RSA student member, $360 nonmember.

Travel Grants (submissions are closed)

RSA will offer a limited number of travel grants to assist speakers who will be traveling to Berlin from outside Europe. These grants are competitive, not guaranteed; the average award is $500. Funding comes from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Renaissance Society of America.

Who may apply?

Authors of papers in art history are eligible for Kress grants; they are awarded based on demonstrated need to art historians who lack sufficient travel funds. RSA travel grants are awarded in all disciplines. They support graduate students as well as degree holders without either a tenured or tenure-track position. Application is limited to scholars presenting their research; session organizers, chairs, respondents, or roundtable participants will not be considered for funding.

When are grants awarded?

RSA committees will review all applications, and submit a list of Kress candidates to the Kress Foundation for further review. We aim to announce travel grant winners by November.

Acceptance and Commitment

Accepted participants or their sponsoring institution/organization must plan to fund their own travel and lodging expenses in addition to the membership and conference fees. Only a limited number of small travel grants will be offered; deadline is the same as the submission of proposals. The registration fee is used to pay for conference facilities and events, audio-visual expenses, receptions, printed and electronic program materials, and the year-round staffing needed to produce the conference. Because these expenses are incurred all year long, the registration fee is not refundable.

Acceptance to the conference is a commitment to attend. If you are accepted to the conference but find that you are in fact unable to participate, you are obliged to inform both the organizer of your session and RSA as soon as possible, and no later than the registration deadline. To withdraw from the conference after the registration deadline, except in cases of emergency, is discourteous to your colleagues and is considered unacceptable by RSA. If you cannot attend the conference, your paper may not be read by someone else and you will not be listed in the program.

Preliminary Conference Information

Berlin Hotel Reservations

Information for Prospective Book Exhibitors

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