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

  • “Renaissance Studies NOW” (poster)
    Monday, May 2, 2022
    Gayle Karch Cook Center for Public Arts and Humanities
    Maxwell Hall, Seminar Room 222 (Please note: this room is not ADA accessible)
    11am-1pm: Teaching the Renaissance NOW
    4-6pm: Renaissance Studies NOW
    Please join us for the annual “Renaissance Studies NOW”—two roundtables with early career scholars doing exciting work, exploring new frontiers, bringing new energy to Renaissance and early modern studies. This year’s speakers include: Abdulhamit Arvas (English, University of Pennsylvania), Fabrizio Baldassarri (History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, IU Bloomington), Chad Córdova (French, Emory University), Alani Hicks-Bartlett (Comparative Literature and French Studies, Brown University), Nasser Meerkhan (Spanish & Portuguese and Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures, UC Berkeley), and Jane Mikkelson (Religious Studies, University of Virginia).