The following benefits are included with all RSA memberships:
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 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
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 and 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.
JPASS access plan.
You may purchase a discounted 1-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 eighty percent of the JSTOR archive at
this time. Current journals, books, and primary sources are not included in the
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 +
electronic for only $28. Both include the free e-Book. 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.
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.
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.
Plum Benefits offers
entertainment discounts of up to 50 percent off, access to hard-to-get seats, and easy