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American Friends of the Herzog August Bibliothek

Posted By Mara R. Wade, Thursday, May 12, 2016
CFP  Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, 2017
The American Friends of the Herzog August Bibliothek

The AF HAB seek panels from all areas of early modern scholarship that reflect research undertaken at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel.  If you have a plan for a panel, please consider submitting for the RSA in Chicago, The Palmer House Hilton, 30 March – 1 April 2017.

The Herzog August Bibliothek, an Associate Organization of the RSA, may sponsor up to five sessions at RSA conferences. The current HAB representative, Mara R. Wade, is responsible for organizing and submitting sponsored conference sessions. Senior, mid-career, junior scholars, and advanced doctoral students all have a place in the sessions sponsored by the HAB, thereby continuing the practices of the library of providing avenues for formal and informal mentoring as well as cutting-edge cross-disciplinary research.

If you are interested in offering a panel for Chicago, please let me know your intentions soonest, in order for me to begin coordinate sessions in a meaningful way.

Please submit final materials on or before, 31 May 2016.

To submit an entire panel, please send the following information to Mara Wade,
Panel proposal:
•    session title (15-word maximum)
•    session keywords
•    a-v requests
•    a chair
•    a respondent (optional)
•    general discipline area: History, Art History, Literature, or Other
•    any scheduling requests
Each paper presenter will submit to the panel organizer:
•    a paper title (15-word maximum)
•    abstract (150-word maximum) abstract guidelines
•    keywords
•    a very brief curriculum vitae (300-word maximum). Prose bios will not be accepted. CV guidelines and models
•    first, middle, and last name; affiliation; and email address for all participants

Please adhere strictly to the word counts for online submission.
For more information on sponsored sessions, please see “RSA Associated Organizations (via official representatives)” here:

Conference travel grants
RSA will offer a limited number of travel grants to assist speakers who will be traveling to Chicago from outside North America. Please see the RSA website for applications.

To become a member of the AFHAB please see:

I am looking forward to serving as the representative for next year's RSA in Chicago 2017.
Mara R. Wade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (      

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