Renaissance Society of America

RSA, a not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) membership organization incorporated in the State of New York, is a member of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Its offices are located in the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. It is governed by an Executive Board; its leadership also includes a larger Council composed of Discipline Representatives and representatives of Associate Organizations.

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The Renaissance Society of America is the largest international learned society devoted to the study of the era 1300-1600. Founded in 1954, RSA has grown to include over 6,000 members around the world. Nearly thirty percent of them are outside North America. RSA’s members can be found especially at universities and other institutions of higher education as faculty, graduate students, and postgraduate students, as well as at museums, libraries, and cultural institutions; members also include independent scholars and many others interested in Renaissance studies. Members identify with one or more disciplinary groups. The number of these groups has grown over the years, reflecting the field’s vibrancy and diversity. They are Americas, Art and Architecture, Book History, Classical Tradition, Comparative Literature, Digital Humanities, Emblems, English Literature, French Literature, Germanic Literature, Hebraica, Hispanic Literature, History, Humanism, Islamic World, Italian Literature, Legal and Political Thought, Medicine and Science, Music, Neo-Latin Literature, Performing Arts and Theater, Philosophy, Religion, Rhetoric, Women and Gender. RSA also recognizes some ninety associate organizations, which range from other learned societies, to research centers, to university seminars.

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