The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) promotes scholarship on the early modern era, broadly defined (ca. 1450 – ca. 1660). The 2012 annual conference will take place from October 25-28, 2012, at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. CPH editor Dr. Benjamin Mayes will be at the conference, and looks forward to meeting you. Contact him at if you’d like to schedule a meeting. Dr. Mayes will also be chairing the session “Development and Export of Lutheran Theology and Piety after Luther,” sponsored by Lutheran Orthodoxy Research.

Providing opportunities for intellectual exchange among scholars of the period, the Society also actively encourages the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. The geographical scope of the organization is as international as its membership. The SCSC welcomes scholars from all disciplines in early modern studies, including history, art history, religion, history of science, musicology, and literary and cultural studies in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The Society holds one annual meeting in a different city each year, usually during the month of October, with an average of more than 700 participants.

For more information, see the conference website.