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

  • Renaissance Studies NOW: “New Frontiers & Hermeneutical Practices” (poster)
    Friday, April 21, 11am and 4pm
    College Arts & Humanities Institute
    Please join us for two roundtables with early career scholars from the mid-West doing exciting work, exploring new frontiers, bringing new energy to Renaissance and early modern studies. Speakers include: Stephanie Elsky (English, University of Wisconsin, Madison), Cécile Fromont (Art History, University of Chicago), Marcus Keller (French, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Sarah Van der Laan (Comparative Literature, IU) and Giovanni Zanovello (Musicology, IU).