College of Arts and Sciences

Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Studies is a multi-disciplinary program for faculty and graduate students who work on Renaissance and early modern materials from the 14th to the 17th century. The mission of the program is to foster dialogue and collaboration across disciplines, languages and traditions. Renaissance Studies organizes a vast range of events, including conferences, lecture series, symposia and roundtables. A Ph.D. minor or an area certificate in Renaissance Studies provides the multi-disciplinary education necessary to equip students for research on Renaissance and early modern topics, drawing on a wide selection of courses with a Renaissance / early modern focus.

New Renaissance Studies Blog

As a new feature of the Renaissance Studies website, the 2016-17 Renaissance Studies Graduate Fellow Rowena Galavitz will write a series of blog posts, titled “Renaissance Perspectives.” The second post in the series, “Under Your Nose: Renaissance Archival Material in the Transatlantic World,” is available now.

Upcoming Events

  • Beginning-of-Semester Roundtable and Reception
    Thursday, August 31, 2017, 7:30pm
    Roundtable with brief papers by Kyle Adams (Music Theory), Penelope Anderson (English) and Giles Knox (Art History), with a festive reception.
  • Renaissance Refugees
    Friday, September 22, 2017
    A full-day workshop with lectures by Tamar Herzog (Harvard), Christina H. Lee (Princeton) and Mihoko Suzuki (U of Miami), and a roundtable with IU faculty and students.
  • End-of-Year Roundtable and Reception
    Friday, December 8, 2017, 4pm
    Roundtable with advanced Graduate students and end-of-year reception.