News & Events

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends:

Welcome to the Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies’ website. Our D.E. builds on UC Berkeley’s traditional strengths in this period, and develops them in new and exciting ways. We hope this site is a useful resource to help you plan courses, attend talks and conferences, or simply keep posted on what we’re doing in our exciting program. Don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions about our D.E. or the events we sponsor.

With best wishes for a good 2016 – 2017 academic year.

REMS DE Director: Ivonne del Valle,
Spanish and Portuguese,

Faculty Graduate Adviser: Kinch Hoekstra,
Political Science,

Graduate Student Services Adviser: Mary Ajideh,

News and Events

A conversation with:
Katrina Olds, Associate Professor of History, University of San Francisco
John D. Blanco; Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Spanish and Cultural Studies; UCSD
Molly Borowitz, Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, UCB
“What is Jesuit about the Jesuits”
Friday, October 28, 2 – 4 pm, 220 Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

A talk by:
Elvira Vilches, Associate Research Professor in Romance Studies, Duke University
“Reckoning with Commerce: Trade, Ars Mercatoria, and Culture in Early Modern Spain”
Thursday, November 10, 3 – 5 pm, space tba
And also a seminar:
“Doing things with Money in Early Modern Spain”
Friday, November 11, 12 – 2 pm, space tba

A talk by:
Dr. Katherine Ibbett, Early Modern Studies, University College London
“Water in Early Modern French Literature”
late November, more information soon

Watch for other events

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

Stanford University
Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies