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RSA Committees for 2020-21

Board Committees

Executive Committee

Mara Wade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; President (Chair)
Nicholas Terpstra, University of Toronto; Vice President
Clare Carroll, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY; Immediate Past President
James Shulman, American Council of Learned Societies; Treasurer
Carla Zecher, Executive Director (nonvoting)

Finance and Audit Committee

James Shulman, Treasurer (Chair)
Mara Wade, President
Nicholas Terpstra, Vice President
Hilaire Kallendorf, Texas A&M University; Annual Fund Chair
Carla Zecher, Executive Director (nonvoting)

Non-Board and Advisory Committees


The Council advises the RSA Board of Directors on matters pertaining to the Society's mission of promoting Renaissance studies. It meets at the Annual Meeting.

RSA Associate Organization Representatives
RSA Discipline Representatives
RSA Board of Directors

Digital and Multimedia Committee (appointed by Chair, with Board approval)

Richard Freedman (Chair), Haverford College (RSA Board)
Angela Dressen, Villa I Tatti (At-Large, RSA Discipline Representative for Digital Humanities)
Laura Estill, St. Francis Xavier University (At-large)
Jessica Wolfe, University of North Carolina (RSA Board)
Lucas van der Deijl (At-large)
Carla Zecher (RSA Board, nonvoting)

Editorial Committee for Digital Latin Library (appointed by President, with Board approval)

Noreen Humble (Chair), University of Calgary
Johann Ramminger, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Florian Schaffenrath, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies

Mentoring Program Committee (Appointed by President)

Marian Rothstein (Chair), emerita, Carthage College
Lindsay Alberts, Savannah College of Art and Design
Mark Bayer, University of Texas at San Antonio
Claudia Mesa, Moravian College

Nominating Committee (two elected by Board from its members and three at-large elected by RSA Members)

Kathy Eden, Columbia University (Chair, At-large)
Monica Azzolini, Università di Bologna (RSA Board)
Stephen Campbell, Johns Hopkins University (At-large)
Richard Freedman, Haverford College (RSA Board)
Feisal Mohamed, The Graduate Center, CUNY (At-large)
Carla Zecher, RSA (ex officio, nonvoting)

Professional Conduct Committee (appointed by President and Executive Director)

The committee advises the RSA Board of Directors on matters pertaining to professional conduct and implements the Society's Professional Conduct Policy.

Contacts: Jessie Ann Owens, Chair and/or Carla Zecher, Executive Director

Membership Committee (appointed by President)

Monica Azzolini (Chair), University of Bologna
William E. Engel, Sewanee, The University of the South
Ingrid Greenfield, Villa I Tatti
Valentina Lepri, Polish Academy of Sciences
Hannah Murphy, King's College London
James A. Parente Jr., University of Minnesota
Evan Carmouche, RSA

Graduate Student Advisory Committee (appointed by President)

Mara Wade (Chair), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Celine Camps, Columbia University
Samantha Chang, University of Toronto
Barbara Dietlinger, University of Chicago
Thomas Frank, University of California, Santa Barbara

Annual Meeting Committees (committee members announced at Annual Meeting)

Program Committee (appointed by Conference Chair, Blake de Maria, Santa Clara University)
Travel Grants Committee (appointed by Conference Chair)
Seminars Committee (appointed by Conference Chair)
Diversity Grants Committee (appointed by President)
On-site Care Grants Committee (appointed by President)

Prizes and Awards Committees (committee members announced at Annual Meeting)

Gordan Book Prize Committee (appointed by President)
Nelson Article Prize Committee (appointed by President)
Research Fellowships Committee (appointed by Fellowships Chair, Surekha Davies, Utrecht University, with Board approval)

We thank all of the RSA Members who served in 2019-20 on our conference-related and awards-related committees. Our Annual Meeting in Philadelphia was cancelled, so we did not have the opportunity to applaud them at our Awards Ceremony as we would have liked.

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