Dear Members of the Queen Elizabeth I Society:
I hope this letter finds you well. The South Central Renaissance Conference has elected to hold this year’s conference in a digital format, so we will meet in March, but not in person. The conference dates are March 25 – 27, 2021. If you had a paper accepted last year, your paper will automatically be accepted this year if you send in a new abstract. I attach the Call for Papers below for your information. Last year’s abstract or a new abstract for this year must be submitted via the SCRC website by December 18, 2020.
In addition to the scholarly panels, we will arrange for a socially-distanced social event for the Queen Elizabeth I Society. In lieu of our annual auction, we will instead ask each of you to tell us about your recent accomplishments, to show off a talent, or to do both. We welcome songs, dances, short poems, musings on matters Elizabethan, or any other ways you might delight us. We will hold this event at our usual time—the Friday evening of the conference—and all are welcome.
I realize this has been a very difficult year for you all, and I hope that we will have an opportunity this spring to remind ourselves of the value of our work as we meet and share our research on Elizabeth and her reign. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the conference, although the best place to start is with the SCRC website, www.southcentralrenaissanceconference.org. My contact information is below. I hope that all is well with each of you.
Very truly yours,
President, Queen Elizabeth I Society
Dear QEIS Members,
I write with sad news: The South Central Renaissance Conference has had to cancel our March, 2020 conference due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Many of our panelists had already been forced to cancel because of travel issues, and we hope that all of you will be able to join us when we re-convene next year. Our conference is a rare and wonderful opportunity to share works-in-progress with an audience of gifted listeners, and I am sorry we will not have that opportunity this year. We will all miss the Queen’s Attic Auction, too.
For those of you who already registered for the conference, you will hear, or have already heard, from SCRC regarding refunds. For those of you who were intending to register at the conference, please remember to pay your dues for this year so that you can be included in next year’s announcements. In the meantime, I am hoping that you all are well, that you all remain well, and that our lives return to normal very soon. Please let me know if you have any questions about the cancellation. I look forward to seeing you all very soon.
Dr. Catherine Loomis
President, Queen Elizabeth I Society
The Queen Elizabeth I Society will meet during the South-Central Renaissance Conference to be held March 26-28, 2020 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The QEIS seeks short, cogent talks on matters Elizabethan. We welcome work on history, literature, art, queenship, or other topics related to Elizabeth I and her reign.
An online abstract submission form is available at https://sites.psu.edu/scrc. Click on “Submission Portal.” Be sure to check the box directing your abstract to the QEIS. The deadline for submitting abstracts is December 16, 2019.
The Queen Elizabeth I Society will meet during the South-Central Renaissance Conference to be held April 11-13, 2019 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The QEIS seeks short, cogent talks on matters Elizabethan. We welcome work on history, literature, art, queenship, or other topics related to Elizabeth I and her reign.
An online abstract submission form is available at https://sites.psu.edu/scrc.Click on “Submission Portal.” Be sure to check the box directing your abstract to the QEIS. The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to December 31, 2018.
Conference attendees may now submit abstracts for the 2018 QEIS Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. See our CFP page for more details.
Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Europe for the British Museum, discusses miniature portraits of Elizabeth I in jewelry. More of her thoughts on depictions of Elizabeth I can be found at http://blog.britishmuseum.org/her-majestys-picture-circulating-a-likeness-of-elizabeth-i/.
The Seventeenth Century’s latest Virtual Special Issue, with free access, is ‘Early Modern Women in Public and in Private’, and it is available via http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/ah/rsev-virtual-special-issue.
There are 16 articles in this VSI, and an additional 10 articles for ‘Further Reading’. The latter group have also been given free access, but only through the VSI page on the link above.
Thanks to Richard Maber, Editor of The Seventeenth Century, and Brandie Siegfried, for the notice.
The Folger Shakespeare Library has published on Folgerpedia Marion Colthorpe's "The Elizabethan Court Day by Day," a record of where the Queen was each day throughout her reign. It is available through Folgerpedia at http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/The_Elizabethan_Court_Day_by_Day.
Thanks to Jane Lawson for bringing this to our attention.
Dear QEIS Members:
To those of you who were able to join us at the SCRC in Austin, thank you for making the conference an especially fine one. For those of you unable to join us, paper abstracts can be found on the SCRC website (www.scrc.us.com). Please do have a look at the impressive array of work that was presented last month.
The Drake Awards for graduate student travel were given to Angela Bolen and Andrea Nichols. Angela’s paper “Cousin to the Queen, Claimant to the Throne, and Royal Prisoner: Arbella Stuart’s Posthumous Image,” and Andrea’s paper “‘We should think her a Devil’: Adnett Garrett’s Reading of Queens in the Chronicles of the Kings of England” were chosen by the QEIS Board as the strongest papers submitted for the award.
The Agnes Strickland Prizes for the best papers delivered at the conference went to one junior and one senior scholar. The junior scholar prize was awarded to Angela Bolen for her talk on Arbella Stuart. The senior scholar prize was awarded to Catherine Loomis for her talk “‘As mild and gentle as the cradle babe / Dying’: Royal Condolences in Early Modern England.” The Strickland Prize is chosen by a committee of previous winners.
Minutes from our annual business meeting will be distributed under separate cover, but news of note includes the location of next year’s conference—Atlanta, Georgia—and a special reason to celebrate next year—out 15th anniversary. We are hoping to mark this occasion with a casual dinner for all QEIS members before the Queen’s Revels at next year’s conference.
Please remember to visit our Facebook page, and to add comments there should you have publications or calls for papers to announce, or other news to share with us. As always, please let me know if you have questions about the QEIS. I hope to see you all in Atlanta next spring if not before.
Very truly yours,
We have extended the deadline for the Drake Award (graduate student travel to the SCRC) and Strickland Prize (best paper delivered at the QEIS sessions of the SCRC) until March 21, 2017. Conference participants who would like to be considered for these awards should send completed paper to firstname.lastname@example.org by that date.