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Mara Wade named Vice President of Renaissance Society of America

12/20/2017  8:00 am

Mara Wade, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, was recently appointed Vice President of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA).

According to Pamela Smith, the RSA’s current President, the committee and board especially took note of the significance of Wade's work in bridging the world of the digital humanities with the world of scholarship on emblems, her broad connections in many fields, the historic depth of her commitment to the RSA, her strong record of receipt of international fellowships, and her dedication to teaching and lecturing widely.

Professor Wade’s term of office begins in March 2018. She will serve two years as the society's Vice President, followed by two years as President and then two years as Immediate Past President.

The Renaissance Society of America is the largest international learned society devoted to the study of the era 1300–1700. Founded in 1954, RSA has grown to include more than 5,000 members around the world.