Committee on Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Academic Unit

Program Information

 At Princeton, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies is a cross-disciplinary association under the general auspices of the Council of the Humanities. There is a standing interdepartmental committee of faculty members and a number of recognized graduate student organizers. We seek to foster interdisciplinary discussion and cooperation among members of the University engaged in the study of Renaissance and early modern culture in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Americas, and elsewhere. We help maintain Princeton's traditional strength and high standing in this field, and we encourage innovative developments in it. There is an unusually rich array of specialists in Renaissance and early modern history, history of science, English, European and East Asian literature, history of art and architecture, music, and philosophy. There is also wider representation from other fields among those related to Renaissance and early modern studies. This gives us a broad forum for discussion of research in progress by faculty members, graduate students, visiting scholars, and members of the Institute for Advanced Study.

In addition to a program of public lectures, workshops, conferences, and symposia--designed in collaboration with other departments and programs, we sponsor panel sessions at the Renaissance Society of America's annual meetings, and we facilitate the use of regional facilities for early modern study, such as the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington.

A list of undergraduate and graduate courses in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies may be found on the committee's website.