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.

The Renaissance Studies Blog

The 2017-18 Renaissance Studies Graduate Fellow Jade Liu​ will continue the new feature of the Renaissance Studies website from last year, with a series of blog posts titled “Renaissance Perspectives.” Her first post is available now: “Renaissance Refugees: A Look into Belonging and Cultural Identity” brings us back to the Renaissance Studies event on September 22, 2017.

Upcoming Events

  • Heretics, Revolutionaries, and Reformers, a film series at the IU Cinema co-sponsored with MEST:
    Sunday, December 3, 2017, 3pm: The Passion of Joan of Arc, introduced by Winifred Sullivan (Religious Studies) with guitar accompaniment by Jason Fickel. Information about the film and tickets is available here.
  • Lunch seminar on Joan of Arc with Winnifred Sullivan
    Monday, December 4, 2017
    12:30-1:30pm, Ballantine Hall 004
    A brownbag discussion about Joan of Arc featuring a paper by Winnifred Sullivan (Religious Studies) and a response by Karma Lochrie (English). For a copy of the paper, please contact Shannon Gayk. Refreshments will be served.
  • End-of-Year Roundtable and Reception
    Friday, December 8, 2017, 4pm at CAHI
    Our annual roundtable will feature the exciting work of advanced graduate students. This year’s lineup includes: Christina Cole (Spanish and Portuguese), Lino Mioni (French and Italian) and Mary Helen Truglia (English).