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, idelvalle@berkeley.edu

Faculty Graduate Adviser: Kinch Hoekstra,
Political Science, hoekstra@berkeley.edu

Graduate Student Services Adviser: Mary Ajideh,
French, frenchga@berkeley.edu

News and Events

Cartographic Materialities: Mapping the Pre-Modern World
UC Berkeley
Thursday, March 2, 3:30-5
Cartographic Objects Workshop at the Bancroft Library (David Faulds)
Please RSVP to jraisch@berkeley.edu
Friday, March 3
1:15-2:45 – Graduate Student Panel, 308A Doe Library
Keith Budner (Comparative Literature) – “From Geography to Chorography: Representing Pomponius Mela, Ptolemy and Strabo in Two Spanish Renaissance Maps”
Jason Rozumalski (History) – “Kaleidoscopes of Time and Place: Images of places as events in sixteenth-century England”
Grace Harpster (Art History) – “Pastoral Maps: Devotional and Administrative Itineraries in Rural Sixteenth-Century Milan”
Moderator: Diego Pirillo (Italian)
3:00-5:00 – Plenary Panel, 308A Doe Library
Tom Conley (Romance Languages, Harvard) – “Baroque Hydrographies”
Ricardo Padrón (Spanish, UVA) – “The Indies and the Printed Page: Inventing America on the Ramusio Map of 1534”
Valerie Kivelson (History, Michigan) – “An Early Modern Great Game: Maps of Siberia and their Circulation in the 17th and 18th century”
Moderator: Timothy Hampton (French and Comparative Literature)

Watch for other events

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

Stanford University
Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies