Title Description Location Event date URL
American Historical Association

The American Historical Association hosts an annual meeting each year in a major American city to discuss and explore topics related to American history. This coming year marks the 129th meeting of the conference. This prestigious and well-attended conference hosts many events across the meeting dates including paper panels, informative city tours, and a career fair. While the American History Association's annual meeting is not focused on the Renaissance period but instead aims to cover the breadth of American history, papers discussing early history are certainly appropriate and encouraged by the conference.

New York City, New York, USA Friday, January 2, 2015 to Monday, January 5, 2015



The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) hosts an annual symposium that uses a conference theme as a launching point to explore the various intersections of these vast disciplines. Staying true to their interdisciplinary missions, the HASTAC conference presents a range in focus from learning about current projects in the digital humanities to exploring innovative research at the intersections of arts and science. These presentations may take various forms as plenary addresses, panel presentations, maker sessions, workshops, exhibitions, performances or tech demos.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to Saturday, May 30, 2015


Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (Villanova University)

The Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (PMR) hosted for nearly 40 years by Villanova University has established a national reputation. "Finding its natural center in philosophy, theology, and intellectual history, but keeping the door open to the breadth of study in the field, the PMR has maintained a solid place in the academic community". In recent years, PMR has focused on refiguring its conference themes and structure in order to adhere with the demands of 21st century scholarship. This has included the development of an interdisciplinary and dialogical approach to the conference proceedings. "The conference offers an open call for papers, and keeps its primary focus as a “working conference,” one in which feedback and dialogue are central, in which the great mix of disciplines and areas enriches our study". This importance of dialogue is key to the PMR conference as extends into the plenary sessions thereby drawing various conversations together.

Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA


Early Modern Studies Conference (Reading)

The Early Modern Studies Conference is an annual symposium hosted by the University of Reading. This coming year marks the 70th meeting of the conference following a "long tradition of interdisciplinary conferences that began over twenty-five years ago". The Early Modern Studies Conference encourages proposals of individual papers and panels on research in any aspect of early modern literature and theatre, history, politics, art, music and culture relating to Britain, Europe and the wider world. This conference's focus on bringing together scholar across disciplines is key.

University of Reading, Reading, UK


Australasian Association for Digital Humanities

The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities recently hosted its second conference. "The aim of DHA 2014 is to advance digital methods, tools and projects within humanities research and develop new critical perspectives. The conference will provide a supportive, interdisciplinary environment to explore and share new and advanced research within the digital humanities". The conference featured a wide variety of keynote addresses, masterclasses in digital technologies, traditional conference paper presentations, workshops, and entertainment.

University of Western Australia Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to Saturday, March 21, 2015


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.


European Association for Digital Humanities

Originally founded in 1973 under the name Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) "brings together and represents the Digital Humanities in Europe across the entire spectrum of disciplines that research, develop, and apply digital humanities methods and technology". The society has broadened substantially over the decades since its formation and now encompasses research based in text analysis, history, art history, music, manuscript studies, image processing, and electronic editions. EADH is a "founding chapter" of ADHO.