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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 first post in the series, “Under Your Nose: Archive Finds at Home,” is available now.

Upcoming Events

  • End-of-Year Roundtable and Reception
    Friday, December 9, 4:30-6:30pm
    College Arts and Humanities Institute

    Please join us for the 8th roundtable featuring the exciting work of advanced graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines, exploring issues of general interest to scholars of Renaissance and early modern studies. The roundtable will begin at 4:30pm with brief presentations by each of the panelists followed by Q&A, before we continue the exchange at the reception. This year’s panelists are Lucia Gemmani (French & Italian; “Between Fiction and Reality: Battle from Ariosto to Marino”), Whitney Sperrazza (English; “Paper: Poetry in Parts: The Fragmented Body of Mary Wroth’s Pamphilia to Amphilanthus”), and Robert Wells (History; “A Mediterranean Academy for Atlantic Sailors: The Knights of Malta and the Americas in the Seventeenth Century”). More information is available here.