News & Events

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:
Susan James, Professor of Philosophy, Birkbeck College
“Spinoza, the Body, and the Art of Living.”
Thursday, April 24, 5 pm, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Graduate Student Conference, DE in REMS:
Keynote speaker Quentin Skinner, Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary University of London
“Why Shylock Loses his Case: Judicial Rhetoric in The Merchant of Venice”, 4 pm.
Friday, April 25, 1-5, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

A workshop with presentations by:
Nancy Um, Professor in the Art History Department, SUNY Binghamton
Todd Olson, Professor in the History of Art Department, UC Berkeley
“Transmissions & Obstructions: English Excursions in the Indian Ocean & North Atlantic”
Thursday, May 8th, 5–7pm, 308A Doe Library

Watch for other events

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

Stanford University
Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies