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Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends:

It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to the Website of the UC Berkeley Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies. Berkeley has long been known for scholarly excellence in this area and it is rewarding to see a new interdisciplinary program that builds on our traditional strengths and develops them in exciting ways. I hope that this site can become a useful resource for scholars, students, pilgrims, travelers, and readers with an interest in the field.

Welcome and best wishes,
Victoria Kahn
Director, Designated Emphasis in
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
UC Berkeley

News and Events

A lecture by:

Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lee Professor of History, Harvard University
“In the workshop of the mind: amanuenses and authorship in early modern Europe”
Thursday, January 29, 5 pm, 3335 Dwinelle

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Two lectures by:
Joseph Loewenstein, Professor of English, Director of the Humanities Digital Workshop and Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis
“The Biography of Anachronism: The Lateness of Spenser’s Late Poetry,”
Thursday, February 5, in 300 Wheeler, 5:00 PM
“Affordance as Revenge: Principled Disagreement in the Oxford Spenser,”
Friday, February 6, 2015, in 4337 Dwinelle, 12:00 PM
Sponsored by the Townsend Center, Early Modern Studies and History of the Book Working Groups, and Berkeley English Lectures and Events.

Loewenstein Talks

Theorizing Materiality Studies in the Late Medieval and Early Modern World
A workshop with presentations by:
Andrew Sears, Graduate Student, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley
“Imagined Touch: Understanding Late Medieval Depictions of the Hirsute Mary Magdalene”
Elizabeth McFadden, Graduate Student, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley
“The Merchant’s Hat: Beaver Fur in Early Modern Europe”
Wednesday, February 11, 5–6:15 pm, 308B Doe Library
Co-sponsored by the Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Watch for other events

The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities
Townsend Working Groups

Stanford University
Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies