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Chicago 2017

The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America

Chicago, The Palmer House Hilton, 30 March–1 April 2017

Conference program

A PDF version of the full program is available here.


Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the RSA was held on 1 April 2017. The minutes from that meeting will be made available for download on our past general meetings page.


RSA Plenaries


Thursday, 30 March 2017 – Margaret Mann Phillips Lecture

Sponsor: Erasmus of Rotterdam Society

Organizer and Chair: Eric Macphail, Indiana University

Location: Palmer House Hilton, Fourth Floor, Red Lacquer Room

Silvana Seidel Menchi, Università degli Studi di Pisa
The Alphabet of Images: Erasmus's Other Language?


Friday, 31 March 2017 – Josephine Waters Bennett Lecture

Sponsor: The Renaissance Society of America

Location: Palmer House Hilton, Fourth Floor, Red Lacquer Room

Susan McClary, Case Western Reserve University
Audible Traces: What Music Offers Historians


Saturday, 1 April 2017 – Society for Renaissance Studies Keynote Lecture

Sponsors: The Society for Renaissance Studies, UK and the Renaissance Society of America

Location: Palmer House, Fourth Floor, Red Lacquer Room

Paul Hills, Emeritus, The Courtauld Institute of Art
"'Divine proportion' in Renaissance Venice: Bellini, Carpaccio and Luca Pacioli"


Conference sponsors

Art Institute of Chicago
DePaul University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Loyola University Chicago College of Arts and Sciences
The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies
Northwestern University Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
University of Chicago Department of Art History
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
University of Notre Dame School of Architecture

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