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

Please mark your calendars for the two remaining talks in our “Notions of Race in the Global Renaissance” lecture series:

  • Emily Wilbourne (Musicology, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY), “The Black Buffoon in the Seventeenth Century and the Pre-History of Minstrelsy” (poster)
    Friday, February 24, 2023, 4pm
    Gayle Karch Cook Center at Maxwell Hall, Grand Hall
    Please join us for the 5th lecture in our series on “Notions of Race in the Global Renaissance.” The lecture will be followed by a roundtable of IU scholars featuring Giovanni Zanovello (Musicology), Mingfei Li (Musicology) and Massimo Scalabrini (French and Italian), Q&A, and a reception.
  • Renaissance Studies NOW
    Monday, May 8, 2023, 11am (roundtable on pedagogy) and 4pm (roundtable on research)
    Gayle Karch Cook Center at Maxwell Hall
    Please join us on Monday May 8th for two vibrant roundtables on teaching and scholarship with recent IU PhDs. The confirmed speakers are Tawrin Baker (PhD in HPS, 2014, now Visiting Assistant Professor at Notre Dame), Kate Bastin (PhD in French, 2016, now Assistant Professor at Eckerd College), Haohao Lu (PhD in Art History, 2019, now Visiting Assistant Professor at Vassar College), Carlotta Paltrinieri (PhD in Italian, 2018, now Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London) and Amanda Zoch (PhD in English, 2018, now Nonpartisan Elections Project Manager with the National Council of State Legislatures).