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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:
John P. McCormick, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
“On the Myth of the Conservative Turn in Machiavelli’s Florentine Histories
Wednesday, April 1, 5 pm, 300 Wheeler
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A small colloquium by:
Richard Halpern, Professor of English, NYU
Andrew Wood, Professor of History, University of Durham
“What Ever Happened to the Marxist Early Modern?”
Monday, April 13, 4 – 6 pm, 3335 Dwinelle

Watch for other events

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

Stanford University
Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies