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.

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 second post in the series, “Under Your Nose: Renaissance Archival Material in the Transatlantic World,” is available now.

Upcoming Events

  • Beginning-of-Semester Roundtable and Reception
    Thursday, August 31, 2017, 7:30pm
    Roundtable with brief papers by Kyle Adams (Music Theory), Penelope Anderson (English) and Giles Knox (Art History), with a festive reception.
  • Renaissance Refugees (poster)
    Friday, September 22, 2017
    A full-day workshop with lectures by Tamar Herzog (Harvard), Christina H. Lee (Princeton) and Mihoko Suzuki (U of Miami), and a roundtable with IU faculty and students.
  • Heretics, Revolutionaries, and Reformers, a film series at the IU Cinema co-sponsored with MEST:
    Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3pm: Becket, introduced by Patricia Ingham (English)
    Saturday, October 21, 2017, 3pm: A Man for All Seasons, introduced by Robert Schneider (History)
    Monday, October 30, 2017, 7pm: Luther, introduced by Constance Furey (Religious Studies)
    Sunday December 3, 2017, 3pm: The Passion of Joan of Arc, introduced by Winifred Sullivan (Religious Studies)
  • Reformations
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Early evening roundtable on the day of the 500th anniversary for the onset of the Reformation. Panelists will include Constance Furey (Religious Studies), Shannon Gayk (English), Robert Schneider (History). Details to be announced. Co-sponsored with MEST.
  • Lunch seminar on Joan of Arc with Winnifred Sullivan (Religious Studies).
    Monday December 4, 2017, details to be announced. Co-sponsored with MEST.
  • End-of-Year Roundtable and Reception
    Friday, December 8, 2017, 4pm
    Roundtable with advanced Graduate students and end-of-year reception.