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