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 our series of blog posts titled “Renaissance Perspectives.” While her first post “Renaissance Refugees: A Look into Belonging and Cultural Identity” brings us back to the Renaissance Studies event on September 22, 2017, her second post “Initiation into Archival Research” from June 2018 takes us to the Lilly Library.
- A Lecture by Laurie Shannon (English, Northwestern University), “Redeeming Icarus: Human / Animal Attributes and the Rise of the Microscope” (poster)
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 4pm
University Club (President’s Room), IMU
Join us for a lecture by Laurie Shannon, co-sponsored by this year’s Themester 2018: Animal/Human. The lecture will be followed by a roundtable featuring IU’s Constance Furey (Religious Studies), Abby Ang (English), and Domenico Bertoloni Meli (History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine).