The Renaissance Society of America and the Text Creation Partnership (TCP) jointly offer a $600 article prize for scholarly uses of the range and depth of digitized Renaissance materials. The purpose of the prize is to encourage and reward scholarship that expressly emerges from the scholar's use of databases or digitized research objects.
To be eligible, the article must be written in English by a current member of the RSA and deal with a topic within the chronological period 1300–1700. Eligible topics are new interpretations of Renaissance literature, history, art, music, philosophy, and other disciplines within the chronological period 1300-1700, in any of the vernacular languages or in Latin. The article should directly cite digital resources using standard conventions. It should not be primarily archival, bibliographic, or pedagogical in nature.
Any individual RSA member may submit exactly one article, published in or after July 2013, for prize consideration. Forthcoming articles are ineligible.
The application deadline is 1 December 2014.