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

  • Beginning of the Year Faculty Roundtable
    3pm, Friday, September 15, 2023
    Gayle Karch Cook Center, Seminar Room 122, Maxwell Hall (with a reception to follow in the courtyard)
    Join us for Renaissance Studies Program’s Beginning of the Year Faculty Roundtable and Reception. Please come to Maxwell Hall, seminar room 122 for faculty research presentations, followed by Q&A, then a social event in the Maxwell Hall courtyard (or the Grand Hall of Maxwell Hall in case of rain). The program will run as follows:

    Penelope Anderson (English), “A Poetics of Human Rights: The Case of Cymbeline
    Carolann Buff (Jacobs School of Music, Choral Conducting), “Relying on an Unreliable Source-Rehabilitating a Lost Source of 15th-Century Music”
    Eric MacPhail (French and Italian): “The Future of Erasmus Studies: A Report from the Field”