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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,

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News and Events

“Why Read…? Series”
Why Read Machiavelli’s The Prince?
Albert R. Ascoli, UC Berkeley
Julia Lupton, UC Irvine
David Marno, UC Berkeley
Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University
Roundtable and Discussion:  Thursday, September 27, 12-2 pm, 370 Dwinelle Hall

Douglas Biow, Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UT Austin
Henrike Lange, Assistant Professor of Italian Studies and History of Art, UC Berkeley
A book chatVasari’s Words
Wednesday, October 3, 5:30 pm, 220 Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center

“Why Read…? Series”
Why Read Montaigne’s Essays?
Carla Freccero, UC Santa Cruz
Jane O. Newman, UC Irvine
Diego Pirillo, UC Berkeley
Antonia Szabari, USC
Roundtable and Discussion:  Friday, October 19, 12-2 pm, 370 Dwinelle Hall

Watch for other events

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

Stanford University
Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies