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RSA is currently accepting renewals and new memberships for the 2016 calendar year. Join RSA today.

If you have been a member in the past, please do not join as a new member. Please sign into your RSA online account: if your membership has expired you will be prompted to renew. If you need assistance with your username and password, please contact us. For our tutorials on renewal and auto-renewal, please see the membership renewal page. You may also find our FAQ helpful.

If you would like to submit a proposal to the annual meeting and you are not a current member or an expired member, please sign up as a Conference Submitter. This is a temporary, free account that you will need to renew for a dues-carrying membership if your proposal is accepted to the annual meeting.

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RSA membership types

All memberships are for the calendar year and expire on 31 December. Electronic memberships include electronic access to Renaissance Quarterly, while print memberships include print copies of RQ by mail as well as electronic access. For 2016, there is no difference in price between print and electronic-only memberships. We also offer student and retiree rates. In addition, we offer a dual print membership for two members in the same household sharing a single print subscription. We invite you to consider a patron electronic membership to support RSA at a higher level while enjoying the convenience of electronic delivery.

2016 membership dues rates:

Membership Type 2016 Dues
 Regular $85
 Student $45
 Retiree $65
 Patron $120
 Dual $100
 Life $3,000

Benefits of membership

The following benefits are included with all RSA memberships.

Renaissance Quarterly and Renaissance News and Notes access

Renaissance Quarterly in print and electronic, or electronic-only subscriptions

Renaissance News and Notes for RSA news and updates in Renaissance studies (e-version only)

Prizes, awards, and grants

Prizes and awards. The William Nelson Prize is awarded annually for the best article in RQ ($600); the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize is awarded annually for the best book published in Renaissance studies ($1,000); the Gladys Krieble Delmas Prize is awarded biannually for the best book in Renaissance Venetian Studies ($1,000); and the RSA-TCP Article Prize in Digital Renaissance Research is awarded annually ($600).

Research grants. Grants of up to $3,000 are awarded in three categories: pre-doctoral, younger scholar/independent scholar, and senior scholar. RSA will award thirty-three grants in 2015, including six residential grants with partnering libraries and centers.

Annual meeting registration discount

Members receive approximately 40 percent off the annual meeting registration rate for nonmembers. The discount is automatically applied if your membership is current when you sign in to RSA and complete the conference registration.

Early English Books Online database (EEBO) access

You may access the Early English Books Online database (EEBO) as a current member at no additional cost. EEBO contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America, as well as works in English printed elsewhere from 1473–1700 — from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.

Discounted subscriptions

JPASS access plan. You may purchase a discounted one-year JPASS access plan for $99 — a 50 percent discount on the listed rate. Designed for those without institutional access to the JSTOR archival collections, JPASS may be valuable for scholars working outside of the academy, faculty members at institutions with limited access to JSTOR, and adjuncts with sporadic access to library resources. JPASS includes unlimited reading and 120 article downloads for more than 1,500 humanities, social science, and science journals in the JSTOR archival collections. The JPASS Collection consists of roughly 80 percent of the JSTOR archive at this time. Current journals, books, and primary sources are not included in the JPASS offer.

Iter Bibliography. You may purchase a discounted subscription to Iter Bibliography, a bibliography of more than 1.1 million citations for secondary source material about the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, 400–1700.

I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance. You may subscribe to this journal at a 20 percent discount:  subscribe to the electronic version for only $24, or the print and electronic for only $28. Both include the free downloadable e-Book version of the journal. I Tatti Studies draws on the traditional strengths of Villa I Tatti’s library as well as the vast international community of fellows and scholars who work in the field of early modern Italy. The University of Chicago Press is pleased to be able to extend this discount to all RSA members.

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB). You may purchase a discounted ACLS Humanities E-Book subscription. ACLS Humanities E-Book is an online, fully searchable collection of approximately 4,000 high-quality books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.

Book publisher discounts

University of Chicago Press: 30 percent discount on all titles.

Ashgate: 20 percent discount on all titles.

Brill: 35 percent discount on titles in the RSA-Brill Renaissance Text Series.

Routledge: 20 percent discount on all Early Modern History, 1500–1750 titles.

Entertainment discounts

Plum Benefits offers entertainment discounts of up to 50 percent off, access to hard-to-get seats, and easy ticket ordering.

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