Call for Submissions



The Renaissance Society of America warmly invites submissions for its 67th Annual Meeting, to be held in Dublin, Ireland on 7–10 April 2021. The Convention Centre Dublin will serve as the site of our conference headquarters, with sessions also held at premier cultural and scholarly institutions such as the Chester Beatty, Marsh's Library, and the Royal Irish Academy.

Our Society's board of directors and staff will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and related events, maintaining close contact with our collaborators in Ireland. If circumstances render it unsafe or impossible for a large group to meet in Dublin next spring, we will cancel the meeting no later than 1 February 2021 and convert it into a virtual conference. For more information, see the main RSA Dublin 2021 page on our website.



Submission Rollover from RSA Philadelphia 2020

All submissions that were accepted to the program for the cancelled RSA Philadelphia 2020 meeting are eligible for rollover to Dublin. For more information and to request submission rollover, see this page.



RSA Dublin 2021 Submission Guidelines

The RSA is accepting submissions for individual paper proposals, panel sessions, roundtables, lightning talks, and workshops. For more information on eligibility, formatting, and limits on the number of submissions allowed, please see the Submission Guidelines page.



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Associate Organizations and RSA Discipline Representatives

This page is for the submission of unsponsored proposals to be reviewed by the RSA Program Committee. RSA Discipline Representatives and Associate Organization Representatives should use the sponsored submission page linked here. If you are the submitting representative for your organization but do not have access to the sponsored submission page, please contact rsa@rsa.org.



General Instructions:
  • No names or titles should be included in the abstract text. Names will be automatically hidden during the abstract review process and will be automatically inserted and properly formatted upon publication.
  • Presenting authors will be automatically informed of the unique ID numbers and passwords assigned to their abstracts. Abstracts may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline, using the assigned ID# and password.
  • An individual may submit one paper for consideration. That one paper may be an individual paper proposal, a paper proposal for a seminar session, or part of an organized panel. Individuals who submit more than one paper proposal (or the same paper multiple times) will be asked to withdraw all but one of them before the submissions are reviewed.
  • For more information related to eligibility and submission quotas, please click here.

Technical Support

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Begin a submission to the following:

Individual Paper Proposals

These submissions should include:

  • paper title (15-word maximum)
  • abstract text (150-word maximum)
  • curriculum vitae (.pdf or .doc upload)
  • PhD completion date (past or expected)
  • Discipline Area

Deadline for New Submissions: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Lightning Talks
Deadline for New Submissions: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Panels

These submissions should include:

  • panel title (15-word maximum)
  • a/v requests
  • panel chair
  • respondent (optional)
  • Discipline Area

Each paper presenter should provide:

  • Discipline Area
  • paper title (15-word maximum)
  • abstract text (150-word maximum)
  • curriculum vitae (.pdf or .doc upload)
  • PhD completion date (past or expected)
  • full name, current affiliation, and email address

Deadline for New Submissions: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Roundtables

These submissions should include:

  • session title (15-word maximum)
  • session abstract (150-word maximum)
  • session organizer (submitter added by default plus up to four more)
  • discussants (minimum three, maximum eight)
  • a/v requests
  • session chair (maximum two)
  • current email addresses for all participants
  • Discipline Area

Deadline for New Submissions: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Workshops

These submissions should include:

  • session title (15-word maximum)
  • session abstract (150-word maximum)
  • session organizer (submitter added by default plus up to four more)
  • participants (minimum three, maximum eight)
  • a/v requests
  • session chair (maximum two)
  • current email addresses for all participants
  • Discipline Area

Deadline for New Submissions: Saturday, August 15, 2020