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New Orleans 2018

RSA 2018 New Orleans

Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 22–24 March 2018

Conference hashtag: #RenSA18


Conference sponsor

Tulane University

Event sponsors

The Latin American Library, Tulane University
New Orleans Museum of Art
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900

Conference program

The full print version of the conference program is available for download as a PDF document.

About our RSA 2018 NOLA images

Christine L. Hernández, Curator of Special Collections at the Latin American Library at Tulane University, wrote about the history of the Mapa de Cuauhtlantzinco, the source of our RSA 2018 NOLA print program, promotional, and app images.

Plenaries and special events

Pre-conference events

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

6:00–6:45 p.m.: Concert at the Immaculate Conception Church.

NOVA VOCE presented Palestrina's "Pope Marcellus Mass" in the beautiful space of Immaculate Conception Church (The Jesuit Church), 130 Baronne Street, New Orleans, across the street from the Roosevelt Hotel.

6:00–8:00 p.m.: Reception at the Latin American Library, Tulane University.

The Latin American Library at Tulane University cordially invited RSA conference registrants to attend a reception and exhibit opening at the Library on Wednesday, 21 March 2018.

The exhibit featured items from the Library’s world-renowned collection of original Native Mesoamerican painted manuscripts as well as some of the earliest products of Spanish American presses from the sixteenth century.

6:00–8:00 p.m.: Reception at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Plenary sessions and lectures


Thursday, 22 March 2018

Plenary roundtable: The Representation of Race in the Renaissance


Herman Bennett, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Paul Kaplan, Purchase College, SUNY
Christopher B. Rodning, Tulane University
Ayanna Thompson, George Washington University 

Friday, 23 March 2018

Awards Ceremony

6:00–6:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom A, New Orleans Hilton Riverside

RSA–Kress Research Fellowships
William Nelson Prize
Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize
Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award

For more information see the RSA Awards page.

Josephine Waters Bennett Lecture

6:30–8:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom A, New Orleans Hilton Riverside (View in online program)

Sponsors: SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 and the Renaissance Society of America

Nabil Matar, University of Minnesota

The Protestant Reformation in Arabic Sources, 1517–1798


Saturday, 24 March 2018

Margaret Mann Phillips Lecture

12:45–1:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom A, New Orleans Hilton Riverside (View in online program)

Sponsor: Erasmus of Rotterdam Society

Ann M. Blair, Harvard University

Erasmus and His Amanuenses

Annual Membership Meeting

5:45–6:30 p.m., Jefferson Ballroom, New Orleans Hilton Riverside

Closing Reception

6:30–8:00 p.m., Grand Ballrooms A and B, New Orleans Hilton Riverside

Book exhibition

List of exhibitors.

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