Title Description Location Event date URL
Sixteenth Century Society Conference

The Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC) hosts an annual symposium that invites presenters to address topics related to Early Modern and Renaissance studies. The SCSC encourages presenters to submit traditional conference papers or to submit topics for panels or roundtable discussions. As a not-for-profit organization, many of the SCSC plenary sessions are sponsored by affiliated organizations. This well-attended conference traditionally features a couple hundred presentation sessions across the symposium dates.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Thursday, October 22, 2015 to Sunday, October 25, 2015


Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Societe canadienne des humanites numerique

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Societe canadienne des humanites numerique (CSDH/SCHN) is the scholarly association for Digital Humanities in Canada and beyond. According to the society's constitution, the "purpose of the society is to draw together humanists throughout the university and college system who are engaged in digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, and creation". CSDH/SCHN is committed to fostering scholarly work in Canada's two official language and "champions interaction between Canada's anglophone and francophone communities". CSDH/SCHN is a member of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) and is affiliated with the scholarly journal "Literary and Linguistic Computing". CSDH/SCHN organizes an annual conference, includes several publication platforms, sponsors educational opportunities at university's across the country, and is affiliated with digital projects like TAPoR and INKE.


Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (University College London)

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies boasts an ideal location: operating between the British library and the University College London's School of Advanced Studies. Sitting in what must be the "largest concentration of manuscripts, books, and seminars relating to the period fro 400 to 1600 in the Anglophone world", the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies offers immense research opportunities to scholars of this period. "A central objective of the Centre is to enhance the understanding by the research community in Bloomsbury of the medieval and renaissance manuscripts and incunable collections in the British Library and to train young scholars to use them more effectively". The Centre works in tandem with UCL's MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies program.

University College London, London, UK


The Warburg Institute (University of London)

With a central focus in Renaissance studies, "The Warburg Institute is concerned mainly with cultural history, art history and history of ideas". The institute arms at connection cultures through research and "specializes in the influence of ancient Mediterranean traditions on European culture". The Warburg Institute houses an archive, a library, and a photographic collection, and the Institutes full-time staff are committed to preserving, developing, and engaging with these materials. Alongside providing both long-term and short-term research opportunities, the Institute hosts a variety of public lectures, seminars, and colloquia. The Warburg Institute "also offers two, one year, full-time MA Programmes: the MA in Cultural and Intellectual History from 1300 to 1650 and the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture offered jointly with the National Gallery".

University of London, London, UK


New York Public Library

The New York Public Library (NYPL), founded in 1895, is the largest public library system in the United States of America with over eighty-eight neighbourhood branches and four scholarly research centres. The NYPL holds an expansive and impressive collection of over 51 million items ranging from books to e-books to "renowned research collections used by scholars from around the world". Not only does the Library provide over 18 million patrons with access to its physical resources but the NYPL also offers many free, educational opportunities for members of the community. With an immense online collection, the NYPL is committed to the digital realm and provides users worldwide with access to their tools and resources. With a massive manuscript collection including Renaissance and Early Modern materials, the NYPL offers numerous research opportunities to scholars of the period.

New York City, New York, USA


Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

"In the late 1950s, interest in rare books, the extraordinary philanthropy of the Beineckes, the University’s pressing need for a special collections library, and the genius of architect Gordon Bunshaft came together to give us the Beinecke Library". The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is the primary location of books and literary manuscripts at Yale University. The library serves are a research hub for faculty and students of the university as well as scholars around the globe. The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is one "of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts". The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has a devoted collections of Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts that can be partially viewed online and can be viewed with permission on site.

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA


The Huntington Library

Founded in 1919 by businessman and collector Henry E. Huntington, The Huntington is "one of the world’s great cultural, research, and educational centers". The Huntington is devoted to the collection of books and art as well as the preservation of a botanical garden. The Library holds an extraordinary collection of books and manuscripts related to the fields of British and American history. With approximately six million items, the Library has one of the most complete research collections in the United States of America for its specialization. Among these collections, The Huntington houses "a world-class collection of the early editions of Shakespeare’s works". The Huntington offers over one hundred grants for scholarly research in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science.

San Marino, California, USA


Folger Shakespeare Library

Founded in 1932 through the support of Henry Clay Folger and Emily Jordan Folger, the Folger Shakespeare Library is home to "the world's largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art". The mission of the library is three-fold: preserve and enhance the collection; make the "collection accessible to scholars and others who will use it productively"; and "to advance understanding and appreciating of Shakespeare's writings and the culture of the early modern world". The Folger Shakespeare Library is world renowned as a research centre and conversation laboratory. It services a wide audience: teachers, students, families, theatre aficionados, and scholarly researchers. The Folger Shakespeare Library publishes editions of Shakespeare's plays, maintains an incredible digital archive of Shakespeare's works, and publishes a leading journal, "Shakespeare Quarterly". Additionally, the Folger Shakespeare Library facilitates public programs such as concerts, reading, and exhibitions.

Washington DC., USA



Founded in 2002, HASTAC is a collaborative of more than 13,000 scholars working across the boundaries of the humanities, arts, sciences, and technology. HASTAC is based on principles of interconnectedness and leveraging the considerable opportunities to work across disciplines. "HASTAC is an alliance of individuals and institutions inspired and motivated by the conviction that collaborative thinking extends across traditional disciplines, across the boundaries of academe and community, across the "two cultures" of humanism and technology, across the divide of thinking versus making, and across social strata and national borders". Alongside their impressive digital networking platform that allows scholars to connect and discuss ideas online, HASTAC organizes international conferences, offers competitive digital media and learning grants, and facilitates the HASTAC Scholars fellowship program for graduate and undergraduate students "working at the intersection of technology and the arts, humanities and sciences.


Japanese Association for Digital Humanities

The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities was created in order to surmount issues of collaboration between Japan and other international digital humanities organizations. Prior to its formation, Japanese digital humanities specialists were faced with basic difficulties, such as digitization Japanese characters, and were thereby prevented from operating effectively under the rubric of Digital Humanities in Europe and North America. The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities responds to this by working to resolve these issues and creating an environment for productive research. The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities hosts an annual conference that welcomes international scholars to explore and discuss digital humanities topics.