Early Modern Studies Programs

Carte du Cap Francois de Saint Domingue, Ayer MS 257, Map197

Carte du Cap Francois de Saint Domingue, Ayer MS 257, Map 197.

Since the center’s inaugural Lecture in Early Modern History, given in 2008 by Anthony Grafton, the Lecture in Early Modern History series presented cutting-edge research by historians of note. Topics ranged from early Italian Renaissance book publication and eighteenth-century learned societies to South American colonization, early Anglican theology, and Cromwell’s Ireland, presented by scholars from throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

Starting with the 2015-16 academic year, we have changed formats. Instead of individual lectures, we plan to hold an annual full-day Early Modern Studies Symposium, expanding the scope to include the work of scholars in other disciplines—the literatures of various languages, art history, philosophy, and so forth—as well as history.

Past Early Modern Studies programs

Upcoming Lectures

Thursday, April 14, 2016Friday, April 15, 2016
Early Modern Studies Program
A Joint Cervantes Symposium/Early Modern Studies Symposium
Please register to attend by 10 am Wednesday, April 13, 2016
To commemorate the lives of Cervantes and Shakespeare, two towering figures of European literature, on the occasion of the four hundredth anniversary of their shared death date in April 1616, the Center for Renaissance Studies will host a three-day public symposium to spotlight their achievements and examine the parallels and intersections of their work. Program details will be added soon.