Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, bilingual quarterly. The journal publishes articles and book reviews on all aspects of the Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern world.
The journal was founded in 1964 by a group of scholars at the University of Toronto. At first conceived as an information bulletin, it soon began to publish refereed articles and book reviews. In 1977, Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme was accepted as the official journal of the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies / Société canadienne d’etudes de la Renaissance (CSRS / SCER), the national society for Renaissance Studies in Canada, and was reborn as an English / French bilingual publication. It is currently sponsored by four copyright holders: the CSRS / SCER, the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) at Victoria University in the University of Toronto, the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium (TRRC), and the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS).
The Editorial Board of Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme acts primarily in an advisory capacity to the Editor and consists of tenured and emeritus faculty members at institutions within and outside Canada from a wide range of disciplines in Early Modern studies. Members of the Editorial Board serve three-year terms, which are renewable.
Board member responsibilities include:
• advising the Editor
• assessing and evaluating articles and/or special issues
• actively soliciting articles from colleagues, particularly junior colleagues
• acting as an ambassador and promoter of the journal
• participating, once per membership term, on the Natalie Zemon Davis Prize subcommittee
Members are most often consulted individually and by email (the Board does not meet in person), and may be asked to advise the Editor in developing strategies for the future including matters of governance (e.g., proposing future editorial staff or Board members), content (e.g., suggesting disciplines or special topics), and publication (e.g., considering models for print vs. digital versions of the journal). The Editor provides an Annual Report to Board members.