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About the SCRC

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The South-Central Renaissance Conference is an interdisciplinary association of Renaissance scholars with membership drawn from North America and Europe. SCRC takes pride in being one of the oldest and friendliest Renaissance conferences in North America.

SCRC hosts an annual meeting titled Exploring the Renaissance: An International Conference. Host cities have included Malibu, California, Savannah, Georgia, St. Louis and Kansas City in addition to New Orleans, Hot Springs, Arkansas and cities in Oklahoma and Texas. The SCRC's international flavor comes partly from organizations such as The Queen Elizabeth I Society, The Andrew Marvel Society, and The Society for Renaissance Art History, which always meet in conjunction with SCRC and sponsor paper sessions. At the 2007 meeting in San Antonio 116 juried papers were presented in concurrent sessions over three days.

Special features of each annual meeting are the William Hunter Lecture in Renaissance Studies; The Louis Martz Lecture in an aspect of Renaissance art, literature, history, or philosophy; The Saturday Luncheon Keynote Lecture; and the special events organized by the Queen Elizabeth I Society.

The SCRC publication Explorations in Renaissance Culture is an independent scholarly journal whose articles are fully refereed by a board of internationally prominent scholars. It appears twice a year. The SCRC bi-annual newsletter, Discoveries, features news, reviews, and shorter articles.