Affiliate Societies

Society for Renaissance Art History Andrew Marvell Society
Queen Elizabeth I Society Other Links

Society for Renaissance Art History

Society for Renaissance Art

The Society for Renaissance Art History, founded in 2005, is fueled by the study and research of the art of Renaissance history in mainly Italy and Northern Europe. This organization, which was founded by Dr. Liana de Girolami Cheney and Dr. Norman Land, holds business meetings, socialize with the South-Central Renaissance Conference.


The Society for Renaissance Art History at Exploring the Renaissance 2017

The University of Texas at Austin
April 20-22, 2017

Local Host: Pat Garcia,
The University of Texas at Austin

Program Chair: John Mercer,
Northeastern State University


The Society for Renaissance Art History, an affiliate of the South-Central Renaissance Conference, invites papers (20 minutes in length) in any area of Renaissance art and architectural history. Abstracts only (400-500 words; a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) must be submitted online no later than December 31, 2016 via the SCRC website's abstract submission form.

For further conference information, contact the SRAH program chair: John Mercer, Northeastern State University.

Program participants are required to join SCRC and are encouraged to submit publication-length versions of their papers to the SCRC journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture. Shorter papers (up to 3,000 words) are invited for submission to the SCRC newsletter, Discoveries.

A limited number of graduate travel fellowships are available; graduate students presenting a paper at the conference may apply to the program chair for travel assistance (maximum $300). Complete essays must be submitted electronically by February 1 to be eligible for consideration. See the graduate travel fellowships page for instructions on how to apply.

Andrew Marvell Society

Andrew Marvell

The Andrew Marvell Society, founded in 2001 by Mark Huemann and Professor Phoebe Spinrad, is a nonprofit-based organization concerned with research on the life, work, and context of Andrew Marvell. The society since its establishment in 2001, has grown including scholars from North America, France, Australia, and Great Britain. The Andrew Marvell is actively recruiting new members and welcome all scholarly disciplines.


The Andrew Marvell Society at Exploring the Renaissance 2017

The University of Texas at Austin
April 20-22, 2017

Local Host: Pat Garcia,
The University of Texas at Austin

Program Chair: John Mercer,
Northeastern State University


The Andrew Marvell Society will be hosting sessions on a variety of topics concerning Marvell’s poetry and prose. Proposals for papers or for sessions are now invited.
Proposals are especially welcomed on the following topics:

  • Marvell and Modern Poetry
  • Marvell and Translation
  • Explorations of “Eyes and Tears”

Abstracts only (400-500 words; a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) should be submitted online no later than December 31, 2016 via the SCRC website's abstract submission form.

For more information, please consult Executive Secretary Greg Bentley and Emma Annette Wilson at the Andrew Marvell Society.

We also encourage participants to apply for the John M. Wallace award for the best paper on Andrew Marvell by an early-career scholar presented at the conference. The award recognizes the signal contribution to Marvell studies of John M. Wallace (1928-93), Professor of English at the University of Chicago and author of the ground-breaking interdisciplinary work, Destiny His Choice: The Loyalism of Andrew Marvell (1968). The award is open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty below the rank of associate professor (U.S., Canada), or equivalent (i.e., within the first five years of a permanent teaching appointment).

Program participants are required to join SCRC and are encouraged to submit publication-length versions of their papers to the SCRC journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture. Shorter papers (up to 3,000 words) are invited for submission to the SCRC newsletter, Discoveries.


The Andrew Marvell Society
Timothy Raylor, President
Martin Dzelzainis,Vice President
Nigel Smith, Past President
Matthew Augustine, Publications Officer/Webmaster
Joan Faust/ Emma Annette Wilson, Executive Secretary

Executive Committee
Ryan Netzley (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) 2013-16
Nicholas van Maltzahn (University of Ottawa) 2013-16
Laurent Curelly (Université de Haute-Alsace [Mulhouse, France]) 2011-14
Christopher Orchard (Indiana University of Penn) 2011-14
Emma Annette Wilson (University of Western Ontario) 2012-15
Greg Miller (Millsaps College) 2012-15
Debra Barrett-Graves, California State University, East Bay, ex officio, President SCRC

Queen Elizabeth I Society

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth Society is an organization created solely to join scholars interested in Queen Elizabeth I as well as cultural, intellectual, and religious life in her royal court. This society’s main purpose is to encourage and develop professional friendship, share different and like ideas. Members of this society collaborate and work together on projects. This society also welcomes specialists in art, history, literature, music, politics, philosophy, and all other relative fields.


OPEN SESSIONS ON Queen Elizabeth I sponsored by

The Queen Elizabeth I Society

held in conjunction with

Exploring the Renaissance 2017

The University of Texas at Austin
April 20-22, 2017

Local Host: Pat Garcia,
The University of Texas at Austin

Program Chair: John Mercer,
Northeastern State University



Suggested Topics: the Queen in relation to the art, architecture, history, literature, politics, music, and religion of her reign.

All abstracts (400-500 words, plus a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) must be submitted via the SCRC website's abstract submission form. On the abstract form, be sure to choose "Queen Elizabeth I Society" from the dropdown menu next to the question, "Send abstract to which organization". After submitting the form, send a brief e-mail giving title and date submitted to President of the Queen Elizabeth I Society, Brandie Siegfried. Papers are limited to 20 minutes. Opening Round Table remarks will be brief. One can present at a Round Table or in a panel, but not both.

Deadline for submission is December 31, 2016.

Inquiries only, please, to Brandie Siegfried, President.

All papers accepted for the QEIS conference will be eligible for the Agnes Strickland Prize for best essay. To be considered, please send a copy of your conference paper to brandie_siegfried@byu.edu by February 15, 2017. More information may be found on the QEIS website.

Program participants are required to join SCRC and are encouraged to submit publication-length versions of their papers to the SCRC journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture. Shorter papers (up to 3,000 words) are invited for submission to the SCRC newsletter, Discoveries.

A limited number of graduate travel fellowships are available; graduate students presenting a paper at the conference may apply to the program chair for travel assistance (maximum $300). Complete essays must be submitted electronically by February 1 to be eligible for consideration. See the graduate travel fellowships page for instructions on how to apply.

Please remember to bring items of irresistible attraction for the Queen's Attic Auction.