SCSC Call for Papers

Sixteenth Century Society and Conference – 14 March 2017


The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation submissions and complete panels for its 2017 annual conference, to be held 26-29 October 2017 at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2017. In this year celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s “Ninety-Five Theses,” the SCSC will meet in Milwaukee, a city with a proud German and Lutheran heritage. As always, we will accept papers on any topic within the “long sixteenth century,” not just those on Germany, or Lutheran subjects.

Within four weeks after the April 15 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)

•Roundtables sponsored by affiliated societies.

Questions about formats should be directed to: 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 must be submitted online by 15 April 2017 at:

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. The SCSC is a not-for-profit scholarly organization. It 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 September 2017). 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. For more information, please contact:

Kathleen Comerford, SCSC Vice President and Program Chair