The RSA's meetings are a particularly good opportunity to meet colleagues from other disciplines, and I encourage as many AMS members as possible to submit proposals for papers or panels. The RSA's chronological span is quite broad, and papers on anything from 1350-1650 are welcome, as are those on contemporary approaches to the Renaissance (whether in the classroom or in more general culture).
As RSA representative for Music, it's my job to field a certain number of panels, which don't need to be exclusively devoted to music but should have at least one music paper. If you would like to submit panel through me, or would like help assembling a panel, please let me know - I'm happy to help. The RSA website (details below) also has an electronic bulletin board for organizing panels - please browse the calls or post one yourself, especially if you'd like to participate in a multidisciplinary panel.
Panels should include 3 papers (not 4 as at AMS), but you can also construct a double panel of 6 papers if that's preferable. Proposals are also accepted for individual papers (though such proposals should be submitted by you, not through me - I can submit only panels). There is a 150 word limit for abstracts. The submission module will be open on the RSA website in the next week. Final deadline is 10 June.
For further details and links to the panel bulletin board and submission model see: http://www.rsa.org/?page=Washington2012
RSA Discipline Representative for Music
ljb1 at soton.ac.uk