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

  • Meet The Author: Constance Furey (IU, Religious Studies)
    Wednesday, February 21, 5:00pm, CAHI (1211 E. Atwater)
    Constance Furey will speak about her recent book, Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the Protestant Reformation (University of Chicago Press, 2017). (This event is organized by CAHI).
  • Lecture by Julia R. Lupton (English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine): “Shakespeare’s Virtues: A Humanifesto” (poster)
    Friday, March 2, 3:45-6:00, IMU Distinguished Alumni Room
    The talk will be followed by a roundtable with IU faculty and students.
  • Renaissance Studies NOW: The New Generation
    Friday, May 4
    Please join us for two roundtables on teaching and research with recent IU PhDs doing exciting work, exploring new frontiers, bringing new energy to Renaissance and early modern studies. Speakers include: Jennifer Cavalli (PhD History, 2011; Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Charleston), Tim Chenette (PhD Music Theory, 2013; Assistant Professor, Utah State University), Robert (Moses) Fritz (PhD Spanish, 2017; Assistant Professor, Murray State University), Isabella Magni (PhD Italian, 2017; Postdoctoral Fellow, Newberry Library), Evan Ragland (PhD HPS, 2012; Assistant Professor, Notre Dame University) and Whitney Sperrazza (PhD English, 2017; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kansas)