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Spring 2014

Volume XXVI.1

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In Memoriam

Paul J. Alpers (1932–2013)

Elaine G. Rosenthal (1924–2014)

For notices and to share your memories, please visit our In Memoriam page, where you can leave comments.

Registration Desk at RSA 2014 NYC

The registration desk will be open for participants to pick up badges and programs during the following times and at the following locations:

New York Hilton Midtown, Rhinelander North

Wednesday, 26 March: 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor Promenade

Thursday, 27 March: 7:45 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday, 28 March: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 29 March: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

RSA 2014 NYC Conference App

The RSA is excited to introduce the conference app. It is available on multiple platforms for your phone or tablet. All of the information from the print program, including abstracts, participant index, schedules, room charts, and maps are included. You can save panels to your own schedule, browse by day and time, search by keyword or name, and tweet from the app.

Download the app here.

Professional Development Sessions at RSA 2014 NYC

Roundtable: Renaissance Quarterly: Submitting Your Work for Publication

New York Hilton Midtown, Gramercy East B

Saturday, 29 March, 4:45–6:15 p.m.

Chairs: Nicholas Terpstra, University of Toronto; Sarah Covington, CUNY, Queens College

Renaissance Quarterly editors Nicholas Terpstra and Sarah Covington will meet informally with RSA members to discuss the editorial review process and how to submit your work most effectively for review and publication in Renaissance Quarterly. While the discussion will focus primarily on publication in Renaissance Quarterly, it will also range to more general questions about publishing in academic journals.

RSA 2014 NYC Opening Reception Sponsors

We warmly acknowledge the following generous supporters of the opening reception:

Barnard College Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Columbia University Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Renaissance Studies Certificate Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY
New York University
Sobieski Vodka
Yale University Renaissance Studies Program

One drink ticket for the opening reception will be included with your badge at the registration desk, which will be open from 3:00–8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 March. The top portion of the ticket may be redeemed for one drink of your choice from one of the cash bars.

Drinks from the Sobieski sponsor bar do not require a ticket and are provided at no charge.

Additional drinks may be purchased.

Audio-Visual at the Conference:

RSA provides digital projectors for those sessions that requested them by the January deadline, but does not provide laptops. You must bring your own laptop for any presentations, and if you use a Mac, bring your own adapter to use with the projectors. PCs use standard cables and these will be provided.

Book Exhibitors at RSA 2014 NYC

Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Promenade and East Corridor
Thursday, 27 March 8:00am–6:00pm
Friday, 28 March 8:00am–6:00pm
Saturday, 29 March 8:00am–2:00pm

We will be pleased to welcome the following exhibitors:

AMS Press, Inc.
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS)
Ashgate Publishing Company
Boydell & Brewer
Brill Academic Publishers
Broadview Press
Cambridge University Press
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Toronto
Fordham University Press
Getty Publications
Hackett Publishing Company
Harvard University Press
Karger Publishers
Leo Cadogan Rare Books Ltd.
Maney Publishing
Northwestern University Press
The Penn State University Press
Roger Friedman Rare Book Studio
The Scholar’s Choice
7th Street Film Syndicate
Syracuse University Press
Truman State University Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Pennsylvania Press
University of Toronto Press

Publicize your Organization at the Annual Meeting

Associate Organizations are invited to bring promotional brochures or membership forms for your organization to display on a group table in the registration area during the New York annual meeting. Unfortunately we’re unable to accept shipped materials; please bring a small stack of print materials to the registration area on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. Please do not send books: space is limited, and books have a tendency to wander off and disappear. Promotional materials will not be returned at the end of the conference (unless you wish to pick them up yourself).

Call for Papers for the 61st Annual Meeting of the RSA in Berlin 26–28 March 2015

The Program Committee welcomes submissions for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Renaissance studies, or the era ca. 1300–1700. Members will be invited to post CfPs on our website to aid in the organization of sessions. The submission deadline will be in June 2014, exact date TBA.


Most sessions are composed of three 20-minute papers. This leaves time in the 90-minute slot for formal responses or for questions from the audience. Each session must have a chair who is not also speaking in the session; a respondent is optional. Other formats, such as roundtable discussions, are allowed, but they too must have a chair who stands outside the discussion and moderates it.

Concatenated sessions on a single theme or in honor of a single scholar are allowed, normally in sequences of two or three sessions, but with a maximum of five. The reasoning behind this rule is that participants should be able to attend the meeting as a whole and not be sequestered in a conference-within-the-conference.

A good abstract will reveal the kernel of the argument and will inform specialists in the field of what is new about the research. Generalities known to everyone, or research that a scholar intends to do but has not yet begun, are not appropriate. Relevant information, e.g. the presentation of a newly discovered manuscript or work of art, should be included.

Who may submit proposals

RSA Discipline Representatives may submit proposals for sessions. Since they will have vetted the proposals for quality and coherence, these proposals are accepted without further review.

RSA Associated Organizations can also vet and submit proposals through their official representatives, who are listed on the RSA website on the Associated Organizations page. Since these representatives will have vetted the proposals for quality and coherence, these proposals are also accepted without further review.

Individuals may submit proposals for independent papers; these will be vetted by the Program Committee and then formed into compatible sessions.

Individuals may also propose sessions, usually of three papers, which will be vetted by the Program Committee especially to gage the coherence of the session. They should simultaneously propose a chair who is not presenting in the session.

Book Discounts

Members are offered a discount on books from the University of Chicago Press, publisher of Renaissance Quarterly, and from Ashgate Press. Visit the Member Subscriptions page (sign in required) for more information and discount codes.

Submit your News

Post your news, announcements, calls for papers, and others events on the RSA website.
Calendar Events

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RSA 2014 New York City

by Ann E. Moyer, Executive Director

This annual meeting, our sixtieth anniversary, will be our biggest ever. We expect some three thousand people to gather at the Hilton and Warwick Hotels. Although rooms at the conference hotels have been sold out for some time, we hope to keep some spaces available in nearby hotels, so please check our conference web page if you still need to make a reservation. RSA New York conference logo line drawingThe limitations of meeting-room space have left us with long, five-session days. That means that our plenaries and receptions will start later. All this will make for an intense but exciting conference.

Here are some quick conference suggestions. First: hold on to your badge. You will need it especially for admission to receptions. Our opening reception (drinks only) has been made possible with the support of several area sponsors. If you arrive on Wednesday and pick up your badge prior to the reception, you’ll receive a drink ticket. Additional trips to the main bar will require cash — unless you stop instead by the bar of our very generous sponsor, Sobieski Vodka, where the drinks are free. Next: the two hotels are at opposite corners of Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) and 54th Street. So it should be very quick to move back and forth. Next again: while our office staff have worked diligently to assemble the enormous printed tome that is our conference program, we hope you will download our excellent conference app and save the strain to your back by checking out the program via your phone or tablet in preference to carrying the print version with you. The app contains all conference information, including abstracts, is fully searchable, and includes maps of the hotels and of transportation, a personal agenda, and links to dining information as well as entertainment. Finally: if you wish to bring a friend or family member to the closing reception, they too must have a badge. Guest reception badges will be available for purchase for $95. Most of our special tours are fully booked; but from our location it will be easy, and of course tempting, to head off on your own to museums or other points of interest.

It is not too early to begin to think beyond New York to our 2015 annual meeting in Berlin, which we anticipate will be another large conference with scholars from all parts of the world. RSA will be taking over much of the Humboldt University in the historic heart of the city, where we will be just steps away from many of the world’s greatest art treasures. Berlin is also a center of contemporary culture in Europe. Not only will you want to plan your sessions; you will also want to reserve a hotel room. RSA has reserved rooms in a number of hotels that are walking distance from the Humboldt, at surprisingly reasonable rates, and at a variety of price points. But we needed to agree to relatively early reservation deadlines in order to hold these rooms for the conference. We will have the reservation site up and running soon. If you can possibly manage it with your academic calendar, you’ll want to stay a bit longer just to visit the museums.

Finally, please do take a moment to vote for our board appointments. Our board members work very hard to represent the interests of the Society. A new board position in charge of grants is a happy result of the continuing growth of our research grants program. We will complete this election at our general meeting of members on Saturday. If there is an issue you think we should address, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you all here in New York.

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Plenaries, Awards, and Special Events for RSA 2014 NYC

Wednesday, 26 March
6:00–7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Rhinelander Gallery
Thursday, 27 March
12:00–1:00 p.m.
“a woman like that” Artemisia Gentileschi documentary film
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Beekman

Daily screening of excerpts from the 93-minute chaptered film about the life and work of Artemisia Gentileschi: “a woman like that”
Merging her own coming of middle-age story with a pursuit of the truths behind the legends of Gentileschi's dramatic art and life, filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod reveals the enduring power of storytelling in paintings, in films and in our lives, as she discovers that who gets to tell the story matters and that maybe she too, can be “a woman like that.” The film features scholarly interviews with Mary Garrard, Ann Sutherland Harris, Elizabeth Cropper, Elizabeth Cohen, Richard Spear, and Alexandra Lapierre.

Thursday, 27 March
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Margaret Mann Phillips Lecture
Sponsor: Erasmus of Rotterdam Society
Organizer: Eric Macphail, Indiana University
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Sutton Rooms

Paul J. Smith, Leiden University
Folly Goes French: French Translations of the Praise of Folly in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

The early modern French translations of Erasmus’s Praise of Folly show an astonishing adaptability to its ever-changing readership. Recently much attention has been given to the two sixteenth-century translations (1518 and 1520); however, the three French translations of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are less known. The 1642 version addresses preclassicist readers, adepts of Richelieu’s newly founded Académie Française, while the 1671 version appeals to the Parisian salons. Nicolas Gueudeville’s 1713 translation went through twenty-two editions, in which its language is refined according to the rules of bienséance, and Vianen’s illustrations, inspired by Holbein’s famous drawings, are replaced by Charles Eisen’s elegant figures, dressed in the latest fashion. Although she changed names (Moria/Stultitia–Dame Sottise–Dame Folie), language (from humanist Latin to Parisian French), appearance and attire (from Holbein to Eisen), Folly remains much the same through the ages — everlasting and omnipresent, just as the vices she laughs at.

Thursday, 27 March
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Italian Art Society Reception
Sponsor: Italian Art Society with the Support of the Historians of Netherlandish Art
Location: Warwick Hotel, Kent

Reception with cash bar and light snacks.
RSVP: Open to members to RSA members who RSVP by deadline and to IAS and HNA members who RSVP by the deadline.
RSVP to by no later than 19 March 2014.

Friday, 28 March
12:00–1:00 p.m.
“a woman like that” Artemisia Gentileschi documentary film
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Beekman
Friday, 28 March
5:30–6:15 p.m.
Roundtable and Reception on the Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Gibson

Following the roundtable there will be a reception to present the Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. The aim of the Encyclopedia is to provide scholars with an easy-access reference work that gives accurate and reliable summaries of the current state of research. It includes entries on philosophers, problems, terms, historical periods, subjects and the cultural context of Renaissance philosophy. Furthermore, it covers Latin, Arabic, Jewish, Byzantine and vernacular philosophy, and includes entries on the cross-fertilization of these philosophical traditions. A unique feature of this encyclopedia is that it does not aim to define what Renaissance philosophy is, rather simply to cover the philosophy of the period between 1300 and 1650.

Friday, 28 March
6:45–8:15 p.m.
“a woman like that” Artemisia Gentileschi documentary film
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Beekman
Friday, 28 March
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Plenary Session: Current Trends in the Digital Renaissance
Sponsor: The Renaissance Society of America
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Sutton Rooms

Organizer and Chair: Martin Elsky, CUNY, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center

Jonathan R. Hope, Strathclyde University
Paradigm Shifts in British Renaissance Literature: The Digital Future

On 1 January 2015, research in British literature will be transformed by the release of the first set of EEBO–TCP (Early English Books Online–Text Creation Partnership) texts, giving free access to 20,000 fully searchable volumes. With further releases planned, scholars can look forward to being able to read every printed English book from the period. It is hard to overestimate the importance of this as a paradigm shift in Renaissance studies, but such "big data” (or rather, in today’s terms, small-to-medium-sized data) also poses new challenges. In order to realize the potential of such data sets, Renaissance scholars must adapt tools and methodologies from other fields such as corpus linguistics, data visualization, and statistical analysis. I will also look beyond text analytics to new applications of network analysis, geospatial mapping, and image searching, which promise to transform our research into Renaissance social structures, spaces, and visual culture.

Nicholas A. Eckstein, University of Sydney
Renaissance History and the Digital Turn

Of late Renaissance historians have ventured decisively down the road of the "digital turn.” New digital technologies mean not only that scholars can map cities with unprecedented detail and clarity. They may also virtually "observe” and "experience” urban environments from vantage points that help us to see through barriers that even now divide disciplines and subdisciplines. Overlaying and peeling away categories of data allows us to filter our view of streets, zones, and neighborhoods by gender, occupation, residence, spatial relations, and other variables in order to reveal visual and even aural landscapes. Views of Venice and Florence by such cartographers as Jacopo de’ Barbari and Stefano Buonsignori, for all their magisterial detail, are static. The exciting promise of several projects currently underway is to create dynamic maps that are not prisoners of the moment — maps that show evolutionary change, and may evolve and expand in the future.

Saturday, 29 March
12:00–1:00 p.m.
“a woman like that” Artemisia Gentileschi documentary film
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Beekman
Saturday, 29 March
12:00 –2:00 p.m.
Mapping Titian: A Demonstration of a New Digital Art History Resource
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Conrad Hilton Suite
All RSA members are invited
Saturday, 29 March
6:30–7:00 p.m.
RSA Annual Membership Meeting
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Murray Hill West A
All RSA members are invited
Saturday, 29 March
7:00–7:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Sutton Rooms

Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award
Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize
William Nelson Prize

Saturday, 29 March
7:30–8:30 p.m.
Josephine Waters Bennett Lecture
Sponsor: Renaissance Society of America
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Sutton Rooms

William E. Wallace, Washington University in St. Louis
“Certain of Death”: Michelangelo’s Late Life and Art

What do we know about the final eighteen years of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s life? From his appointment as architect of St. Peter’s in 1546 through his death in 1564, Michelangelo completed no further sculptures. He took on nearly a dozen architectural projects, personally supervising half of them, but completing none in his lifetime. He lived with the constant expectation of death. I will examine the seeming paradox of an artist who, despite a plethora of incomplete endeavors, only increased his stature and authority, and extended his influence over the art and architecture of his time. Rather than the entrepreneurial artist of his earlier career, the elder Michelangelo astutely cultivated powerful patrons, influential bureaucrats, and a few trusted companions to realize his vision, remaining ever mindful of his legacy, the salvation of his soul, and the perpetuation of his family.

Saturday, 29 March
8:30–10:00 p.m.
Closing Reception
Sponsor: The Renaissance Society of America
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Grand Ballroom East

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Some Guidelines for Speakers, Chairs, and Respondents at the RSA Annual Meeting

For complete guidelines please see the website.

As you prepare for your session in New York, it might be helpful to keep in mind some standards of good academic etiquette as well as the practices of this particular conference.

For Speakers:

Commitment to attend; no third-party readers. Should illness or other emergency leave you unable to attend the meeting, please notify both the RSA office and your session chair. Please do not ask a session chair or other substitute to read your paper for you. RSA conference policies do not allow that. A third party cannot answer questions or contribute to the discussion in your stead. If you must cancel, the presentation of your paper is canceled as well. Scholars who fail to appear at their session without giving notice may expect not to be included as participants in annual meetings for several years in the future.

Adherence to time limits. Please be mindful of the time constraints and the fair allocation of time to all as you plan your talk and your session. Most sessions have three 20-minute papers. Presentation time per session should total one hour to allow for discussion. You may expect your chair to give you notice as you approach your time limit in presenting your paper, or to ask you to wrap up quickly if you have exceeded it. All presenters need equal time; sessions need time for discussion; and the room needs to be readied for the next session in a timely manner.

Advance copy of your paper for chair and/or respondent. Please send a copy of your paper to your chair well in advance, even if there is no respondent or commentator. Your chair needs to know about the length of your presentation; more importantly, they need to put some questions together to ensure a good discussion. If there is a respondent, it is doubly important that they receive a copy in time to compose thoughtful comments. Please do not send them a longer copy and then cut it down at the last minute; too many respondents have labored over their remarks only to discover as the paper is delivered that the section on which they focused has inexplicably failed to appear in the presentation.

For Chairs:

At the session:

Be sure all speakers are in agreement about the order in which they speak, how you plan to introduce them, and whether the discussion of all papers will occur after all presentations (as is more common), or whether you will take questions at the end of each paper separately.

Have a plan in place for keeping speakers to time limits, and inform your speakers about it before the session begins. If you must enforce it, you will want to be both professional and firm.

Moderate the discussion and question-and-answer session.

After the session:

Please report to us via email any problems or difficulties, including (but not restricted to) malfunctioning equipment, overcrowded (or cavernous) rooms, and above all the failure of a participant to appear. We would like to know approximately how many attended your session; this request is simply to help us assign rooms more accurately in future years.

For Respondents and Commentators:

Your session organizer or chair should be ensuring that both you and the presenters are clear about when you want to see copies of their papers. But you should certainly feel free to contact them all yourself if need be. Be sure you know how much time is to be allotted to your remarks, so that you can keep to that limit.

We look forward to seeing you in New York!

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Associate Organization News

FISIER (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés et Instituts pour l’Étude de la Renaissance)

by Ingrid De Smet and Eugenio Refini

In 2013, FISIER (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés et Instituts pour l’Étude de la Renaissance / International Federation of Societies and Institutes for the Study of the Renaissance) had to put its activities on hold, because of the illness and death of its president, Philip Ford (1949–2013). The Federation also expressed its deep regret at the passing of one of its former presidents, the renowned Erasmus specialist Jean-Claude Margolin (1923–2013). In 2014, with a reconfigured Executive Committee and Véronique Ferrer (Société française pour l’étude du seizième siècle) as the new president, FISIER not only plans to see through the projects begun in 2012; it has also launched new initiatives for both the current and the coming year.

In February 2014 FISIER announced the publication of the proceedings of the FISIER conference, L’intime du droit à la Renaissance, held at Brussels and Liège in 2007, on the occasion of FISIER’s 50th anniversary, in collaboration with the Institut d’Histoire de la Renaissance et de la Réforme (University of Liège), the Institut interuniversitaire pour l’Étude de la Renaissance et de l’Humanisme (Brussels, ULB / VUB), and the Erasmus House museum (Anderlecht, Brussels) (ed. by Max Engammare & Alexandre Vanautgaerden; see here for details).

Another multi-authored volume is underway: Les Labyrinthes de l’esprit, edited by Rosanna Gorris and Alexandre Vanautgaerden, springs from the papers presented at the panels and workshop on Renaissance Book Collections and Libraries, organised by FISIER at the RSA meeting of Montreal, 24–26 March 2011, and Clare College Cambridge, 17–19 September 2012. FISIER also lends its support to a memorial volume for its former president Philip Ford, on the Renaissance notion of sodalitas (edited by Ingrid De Smet and Paul White, with Richard Cooper, Michel Magnien, John O’Brien, and George Hugo Tucker).

At the 60th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, to be held at New York, 27–29 March 2014, FISIER convenes three panels on the theme of Renaissance Feasts and Festivals (Faire la fête à la Renaissance), in collaboration with the Gruppo di Studio sul Cinquecento Francese, and the PRIN 2010–2011 Corpus du théâtre de la Renaissance. Speakers and chairs come from the universities of Bari, Ferrara, Milan, Reims, Perugia, Verona, Venice/Ca’Foscari, and Warwick.

Next year, FISIER will contribute to the celebrations of the quincentenary of Francis I’s succession to the French throne, with a workshop on Francis I and the Orient, to be held in Venice on 19 May 2015, in collaboration with the Gruppo di studio sul Cinquecento francese, the University of Venice (Ca’ Foscari), and the University of Warwick (Warwick-in-Venice).

The Federation is in the process of overhauling its website, and invites member associations to renew their subscriptions to, and vigorous support for, the organization. Items for the newsletter or website and membership enquiries may be sent to the Federation’s new secretary, Eugenio Refini (

The Italian Art Society (IAS)

The IAS announces that Professor Jean Cadogan (Trinity College, Hartford, CT) will present the 2014 IAS/Kress Lecture entitled “Maravigliose istorie: The Mural Decoration of the Camposanto in Pisa.” Her lecture will examine Benozzo Gozzoli’s fifteenth-century murals in Pisa’s Camposanto in their civic, economic, social, and political contexts. The Gipsoteca of the Università di Pisa will host the lecture with sponsorship from the Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere (Tuesday, 27 May 2014, Gipsoteca, San Paolo all’Orto, Piazza San Paolo all’Orto, 21, Pisa, 5:00 p.m., with a reception to follow).

The IAS will sponsor five sessions at the annual meeting of the RSA in New York, 27–29 March 2014 and, with support of the Historians of Netherlandish Art, will host an evening reception on Thursday, 27 March 2014. Please see our website for details. Thanks to the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the IAS has provided support to three scholars traveling internationally to present papers in the IAS-sponsored sessions at RSA: Peter Dent, Elinor Myara Kelif, and Carolina Zgraja. In addition, Francesca Borgo (doctoral candidate, Harvard University), has been awarded an IAS Travel grant to present a paper at the RSA annual meeting.

Renaissance Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY

On the eve of the Renaissance Society of America's Annual Meeting in New York, Renaissance Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY is hosting a dialogue between Serge Gruzinski (first class Research Director at the National Scientific Research Center [CNRS, Paris] and Director of Studies at EHESS) and Alex Nagel (Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU) on the topic of Anachronic Renaissance / Global Renaissance. Time: 3:00–5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 26 March, Location: Rooms C203-C205, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue. Both are leaders and major theorists in their respective fields. Gruzinski (author of over 20 books) is best known for The Mestizo Mind: The Intellectual Dynamics of Colonization and Globalization, and Alex Nagel for a book he co-authored with Christopher Wood entitled Anachronic Renaissance, as well as The Controversy of Renaissance Art, awarded the 2012 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association. There will be a reception following the event to which all are invited.

Roma nel Rinascimento

Publication announcements:

Carteggi degli oratori sforzeschi alla corte pontificia, I. Niccolò V (27 febbraio 1447-30 aprile 1452), a cura di Gianluca Battioni, tomi I-II

Giovanni Pontano, Aegidius. Dialoghi, a cura di Francesco Tateo

Anna Modigliani, Congiurare all’antica. Stefano Porcari, Niccolò V, Roma 1453. Con l’edizione delle fonti

It is now possible to order searchable PDFs of books published by RR and now out of print, such as Francisco Delicado, La Lozana Andalusa; Marcello Alberini, Il Sacco di Roma (1527); Anna Modigliani, Mercati, botteghe e spazi di commercio a Roma tra Medioevo ed età moderna; and Historia Baetica.

For more information, please see the Roma nel Rinascimento website.

SSEMW - Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

by Sara F. Matthews-Grieco, Syracuse University

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women is a network of scholars who meet annually, sponsor sessions at conferences, maintain a listserv and website, and give awards for outstanding scholarship. The SSEMW welcomes scholars and teachers from any discipline who study women and their contributions to the cultural, political, economic, or social spheres of the early modern period and whose interest in it includes attention to gender and representations of women.

SSEMW Sponsored Sessions:
The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women is now accepting session proposals for RSA 2015 in Berlin (contact: The SSEMW also sponsors sessions at a number of professional meetings in addition to the RSA (AHA, CAA, MLA, SCSC, etc.). SSEMW members are invited to send proposals for sessions directly to the Liaison Officer of the scholarly society listed on the Society’s website.

SSEMW Annual Awards:

Best Book on Women in Early Modern Europe
Josephine Roberts Award for a Scholarly Edition
Best Collaborative Project
Best Translation
Best Teaching Edition
Best Essay
Best Art and Media Project
Best Graduate Presentation

The SSEMW also awards Graduate Student Travel Grants

Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome

Reception for the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome
Thursday, 27 March 2014, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
American Academy in Rome
7 East 60 Street
New York, NY 10022

Open to SOF-AAR fellows and affiliates; invitation with r.s.v.p. information will be sent

For further information, contact Stephanie Leone,

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