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News and Announcements: Calls for Papers

Call for Submissions: Lightning Talks at RSA 2020 Philadelphia

Friday, November 22, 2019  

The Program Committee for the 66th Annual Meeting of the RSA invites submissions for talks of no more than six minutes for inclusion in one of two Lightning Talk sessions at the conference in Philadelphia, 2–4 April 2020. Current RSA members who are not already in a speaking role on the program (paper presenter, roundtable discussant, or session respondent) are eligible to submit, provided they also meet the standard eligibility criteria. Members whose submissions were not accepted in the first round of committee review are welcome to re-submit or make a new submission.

These sessions will bring together scholars of different fields, disciplines, and career levels to address pressing questions in Renaissance studies from a variety of perspectives. Abstracts that present new directions in Renaissance studies and multidisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. Specific session themes may emerge based on the content of submissions received.

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Deadline for Lightning Talk submissions: Sunday, 22 December 2019

(Submissions will close at 3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on the morning of Monday, 23 December.)

Notification of acceptance: Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Registration deadline for speakers: Friday, 31 January 2020

Submissions should be for brief talks of no more than six minutes. Powerpoint slides will be limited to no more than two per presenter, to be submitted to the RSA prior to the meeting.

Submission requirements:

  • Title (maximum 15 words)
  • Abstract (maximum 200 words)
  • Current CV (.pdf or .doc upload)
  • Discipline (chosen from among these options)
  • Current RSA membership

All submissions to the RSA Annual Meeting must consist of new material that has not been published or presented in alternative venues or formats. Please contact the RSA if you need assistance accessing your member account or have any additional questions.


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