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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 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 grantsGrants of up to $3,000 are awarded in three categories: pre-doctoral, younger scholar/independent scholar, and senior scholar. RSA will award twenty-four grants in 2014, including six residential grants with partnering libraries and centers.

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 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.

I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance electronic journal access

RSA members may access the electronic edition of I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance, including the latest issues of the journal. Beginning in 2013, with Volume 16, I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance will be published twice annually as a new editor and new editorial board affirm their commitment to groundbreaking work in every aspect of the literary, religious, artistic, performative, historical, social, and scientific dimensions of Renaissance Italy.

Discounted subscriptions

JPASS access plan. You may purchase a discounted 1-year JPASS access plan for $99—a 50% 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 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.

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% discount on all titles.

Ashgate: 20% discount on all titles.

Routledge: 20% discount on all Early Modern History, 1500-1750 titles.

Entertainment Discounts

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

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