Sixteenth Century Society Conference 2016 Bruges

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Call for Papers
February 15, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Early Modern History and Period Studies

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation proposals and complete panels for its 2014 annual conference, to be held 18-20 August 2016 at Martins Hotel, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and the Provinciaal Hof in Bruges, Belgium.  The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2016.  Within four weeks after the deadline, the Program Committee will notify all those who submitted proposals. The conference will once again host poster sessions.

In addition to standard panels, the organizing committee will be accepting proposals for four types of alternate panels:

Workshop Option A: Discussion of pre-circulated papers in a workshop format (limit of 4 participants).

Workshop Option B: Analysis of thorny translation/paleography questions; pre-circulation not required (limit of 3 participants).

Workshop Option C: Examination of a big issue or question with brief comments from presenters and lively audience participation (similar to roundtables with more audience participation; limit of 4 participants), and Roundtables sponsored by affiliated societies. Questions about formats should be directed to:

The SCSC, founded to promote scholarship on the early modern era (ca. 1450 – ca. 1660), actively encourages the participation of international scholars as well as the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. We also welcome proposals for roundtables sponsored by scholarly societies that are affiliated with the SCSC.

Abstracts (up to 250 words in length) for individual presentations and complete panels may be submitted online at:

The SCSC, a not-for-profit scholarly organization, receives no governmental or institutional funding. In order to participate in this conference, delegates or their sponsoring institution/organization will need to fund their own travel and lodging expenses in addition to a $195 per delegate registration fee or $100 student fee ($205 and $110 respectively after 1 June 2016). The registration fee is used to pay for conference facilities and general events. By paying the fee, delegates become members in the SCSC and receive the Sixteenth Century Journal.

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For more information, please contact:

Christine Kooi, Program Chair
Department of History
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA