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Membership Renewal

2018 membership

RSA memberships for the 2018 calendar year are available now. To become an RSA member, visit this page

Calendar year memberships

RSA memberships are for the calendar year plus a two-week grace period, expiring on 14 January of the following year.

Membership status

To view your membership and renewal status, sign in to RSA and then go to Membership Info.

2018 membership dues rates

In 2017 the RSA adopted a confidential, income-adjusted structure for its membership dues. This new structure replaced our traditional dues categories and is similar to the dues structures used by other large scholarly societies, such as the Medieval Academy of America and the American Historical Association. It differs from the previous structure in that it is progressive: RSA members will be invited to opt in privately at the dues level that is appropriate for their income level and circumstances of employment.

The income from our membership dues supports the projects and endeavors represented in our central operating budget: staffing, the Renaissance Quarterly journal, the Renaissance News newsletter, our subscription to EEBO, and so on.

Conference registration fees, which will not increase in 2018, support the cost of our annual meeting, except for a portion of the staff time needed to organize and run the conference, which is included in the central operating budget.

Interest income on our endowed funds such as the General Fund and Paul Oskar Kristeller Fund supports our program of research fellowships and travel grants.

The rates of membership dues for 2018 appear below:

Annual Income ($) 2018 Dues ($)
Patron 200
Dual 147.90
 100,001 and above 147.90
80,001–100,000 122.40
60,001–80,000 102
48,001–60,000 86.70
36,001–48,000 76.50
24,001–36,000 56.10
12,001–24,000 45.90
12,000 and below 35.70

Membership dues will increase by 2% annually.

Members located outside the U.S. may wish to use a currency converter to help them select the dues level that is appropriate for themselves.

Below please find a how-to guide that answers the most common questions we receive about membership renewal.

How-to guides

While renewing please make sure that your affiliation, email address, and mailing address are correct.

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