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Membership Renewal

2019 membership

RSA memberships for 2019 are available now. To become an RSA member, visit this page.

If you prefer to renew by mail, please fill out the 2019 membership renewal form and enclose it with your dues payment. This form is intended for renewals only; new RSA members must register via the website.

Annual memberships

As of June 2018, RSA memberships last for a full twelve months from the time of renewal.

Memberships were previously calculated on a calendar-year basis, terminating on 14 January of the following year. Membership terms for those who registered between January and June of 2018 were retroactively extended to a full twelve-month term.

Membership status

To view your membership and renewal status, sign in to RSA and then go to Membership Info.

2019 membership dues rates

In 2017 the RSA adopted a confidential, income-adjusted structure for its membership dues. This new structure replaced our traditional dues categories and is similar to the dues structures used by other large scholarly societies, such as the Medieval Academy of America and the American Historical Association. It differs from the previous structure in that it is progressive: RSA members will be invited to opt in privately at the dues level that is appropriate for their income level and circumstances of employment.

The income from our membership dues supports the projects and endeavors represented in our central operating budget: staffing, the Renaissance Quarterly journal, the Renaissance News newsletter, our subscription to EEBO, and so on.

Conference registration fees, which will not increase for the 2019 Toronto conference, support the cost of our annual meeting, except for a portion of the staff time needed to organize and run the conference, which is included in the central operating budget.

Interest income on our endowed funds such as the General Fund and Paul Oskar Kristeller Fund supports our program of research fellowships and travel grants.

The rates of membership dues for 2019 appear below:

Annual Income ($) 2019 Dues ($)
Patron 200
Dual 150.86
 130,000 and above 170
 100,001–130,000 150.86
80,001–100,000 124.85
60,001–80,000 104.04
48,001–60,000 88.43
36,001–48,000 78.03
24,001–36,000 57.22
12,001–24,000 46.82
12,000 and below 36.41

Membership dues will increase by 2% annually.

Members located outside the U.S. may wish to use a currency converter to help them select the dues level that is appropriate for themselves.

Below please find a how-to guide that answers the most common questions we receive about membership renewal.

How-to guides

While renewing please make sure that your affiliation, email address, and mailing address are correct.

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