Renaissance Studies

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Edited By: Jennifer Richards

Online ISSN: 1477-4658

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Special Issues Book Series

A series of special issue books is available in association with the journal Renaissance Studies, priced £19.99.

Both the journal and book series are multi-disciplinary and publish articles and editions of documents on all aspects of Renaissance history and culture. The articles range over the history, art, architecture, religion, literature, and languages of Europe during the period.

 Locus Amoenus: Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance

Locus Amoenus: Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance
Alexander Samson
February 2012

  Re-thinking Renaissance Objects Re-thinking Renaissance Objects: Design, Function and Meaning
Peta Motture, Michelle O'Malley
September 2011 

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Editorship Announcement

The Society for Renaissance Studies and Wiley-Blackwell are delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Richards, Professor of Early Modern Literature & Culture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, as the new editor of Renaissance Studies, effective 1 January 2012.
Professor Richards has been a valued member of the RS team over the last five years, where as Associate Editor she has overseen the journal's special issues. Dr. Jill Burke, Senior Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Art at the University of Edinburgh, with be joining Jennifer as the new Associate Editor. We warmly welcome them to their new roles.

Renaissance Studies Essay Prize

SRS Annual Essay Prize 2013 Winner

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 essay prize winner is:

Kate Chedgzoy with her article 'Make me a poet, and I’ll quickly be a man: masculinity, pedagogy and poetry in the English Renaissance', Vol. 27, Issue 5, pages 592-611, November 2013. Click here to read the prize- winning article.

Click here to view winning articles from previous years.

The Society for Renaissance Studies (SRS)

The Society for Renaissance Studies (SRS) serves as a leading organisation in the UK and Europe for the study of the Renaissance, organising conferences, publications and promoting the interdisciplinary study of the period. The Society arranges regular events and meetings and maintains contacts with other institutions such as The Renaissance Society of America (RSA).

SRS Membership Benefits include:

  • Free admittance to Society meetings
  • The SRS bulletin, twice a year
  • Half-price Renaissance Studies subscription (for individual members only)
  • 20% discount on Wiley-Blackwell and Polity Press books

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For more information on membership, benefits or to join today, visit the SRS website.