Renaissance Society of America

Founded: 1954    Admitted to ACLS: 1958
The Renaissance Society of America is the largest international organization devoted to the critical study of the world from 1300–1700 and its importance today. The RSA fosters initiatives that feature innovative, multidisciplinary research and pedagogical approaches together with well-established methodologies. It sponsors digital and print publications to disseminate knowledge, organizes in-person and virtual events to bring together diverse communities of inquiry and practice, and promotes the works of its members in the field of Renaissance Studies.

CEO Representative and Society Contact

Carla Zecher
Executive Director
Renaissance Society of America


Christopher Carlsmith
University of Massachusetts Lowell
term ends 12/31/2024


Mara Wade
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
term ends 4/2/2022


Individual: 5,000


3/30/2022 - 4/2/2022 Dublin, Ireland
3/9/2023 - 3/11/2023 San Juan, Puerto Rico
3/21/2024 - 3/23/2024 Chicago, IL
3/20/2025 - 3/22/2025 Boston, MA
2/19/2026 - 2/21/2026 Sam Francisco, CA