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 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.

Upcoming Events

  • Renaissance Studies NOW: Old Margins and New Centers (poster)
    Monday, April 29, 10am and 3pm
    College Arts and Humanities Institute

    This all-day workshop will bring together visiting Renaissance Studies scholars and our own faculty for two roundtables focused on research and teaching. Speakers include: Ari Friedlander (English, University of Mississippi), Tomasz Grusiecki (Art History, Boise State University), Emin Lelić (History, Salisbury University), Shannon McHugh (Italian and French, University of Massachusetts Boston), Olimpia E. Rosenthal (Spanish and Portuguese, IU Bloomington), and Andrea Stevens (English, Theatre, and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).