Call for Papers
NEW COLLEGE AT SCRC: SAVANNAH 2024
We regret to announce that we will not be hosting the New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies on the New College campus in 2024. However, we are delighted and grateful that the South Central Renaissance Conference has invited us to arrange a set of panels as part of their conference in Savannah, Georgia, April 4–6, 2024. We recognize and value the scholarly community that our Conference has built up over the last forty-plus years, and hope that this arrangement will provide regular attendees with an opportunity to reconnect even though the Conference is not being held in its usual form.
Those who are interested in attending the SCRC conference in Savannah—which embraces a broad definition of "Renaissance" that includes (e.g.) the 14th century—can submit proposals either directly to SCRC (link here), or for consideration as part of the New-College-Conference-sponsored set of panels. Proposals submitted to us that we cannot accommodate will be automatically forwarded to SCRC for consideration as part of their larger conference.
For the New-College-Conference-sponsored panels at SCRC:
The NCC program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s traditional focus, and planned sessions are also welcome (but see our guidelines below). Proposals are due by 1 November 2023. Official notifications will come from SCRC in early January.
PLANNED SESSION GUIDELINES
If you are considering submitting a proposal for a planned session, please be aware of the following:
No one may present a paper in more than one session. Furthermore, no one should commit to more than two out of the following three activities: 1) presenting a paper; 2) chairing a session; and 3) participating in a roundtable. Organizing sessions does not count in these calculations, but session organizers are subject to them along with everyone else (i.e. you may organize as many sessions as you like, but you may only present one paper, and chair a separate session).
Session chairs should not also present in the panel they are chairing. Session organizers may either chair or present in a panel that they have arranged, but not both. If you are organizing a planned session, you may either arrange for a chair and include him/her in your proposal, or submit your panel without a chair and conference organizers will assign one. (The acceptance of your panel will not depend on whether or not your planned session already has a chair.)
Those organizing planned sessions should also know that the organizing committee strongly prefers sessions that include participants from more than one institution.