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.

Upcoming Events

  • “(Re-)Constructing a Guatemalan Highland Soundscape: From Manuscript to Music,” a lecture by Kirsten Haag
    3pm, Friday, April 26, 2024
    The Lilly Library, Lecture Hall
    Join us this Friday at the Lilly Library for a lecture by Kirsten Haag, the fifth in our series on “Notions of Race in the Global Renaissance.” Haag’s lecture will be followed by a roundtable of IU scholars Chelsey Belt (Jacobs School of Music), Massimo Ossi (Jacobs School of Music) and Sonia Velázquez (Religious Studies and Comparative Literature), Q&A, and a reception. Kirstin Haag’s visit to Bloomington is made possible through generous support from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Musicology, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Latin American Music Center, and the Lilly Library.