The Southeastern Renaissance Conference is the second oldest regional Renaissance Conference in the United States. Founded during World War II by faculty in Renaissance studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Conference celebrates nearly a century of service to Renaissance studies in the Southeastern United States.
The Conference is jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of South Carolina at Columbia. Annual meetings are traditionally held on the campus of one of the four sponsoring institutions. In even-numbered years, the meeting is hosted by another college or university in the Southeast.
The SRC publishes Renaissance Papers, an annual journal first established in 1954. Renaissance Papers features some of the finest essays presented at the SRC’s Annual Meeting.