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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,

Executive Committee:
Ivonne del Valle, Spanish and Portuguese
Victoria Kahn, Comparative Literature and English
Kinch Hoekstra, Political Science
David Marno, English
Ethan Shagan, History
David Swensen, English (graduate student representative)

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News and Events

“Why Read…? Series”
Why Read Descartes’s Meditations?
Jonathan Sheehan, UC Berkeley
Kristin Primus, UC Berkeley
John Carriero, UCLA
Janet Broughton, UC Berkeley
Roundtable and Discussion:  Thursday, March 7, 12-2 pm, 370 Dwinelle Hall

Norbert Bilbeny, Professor of Ethics, University of Barcelona
A Lecture:  “Hispanic Baroque and its Catalan Criticism: E. D’Ors, M. Batllori, and X. Rupert de Ventós”
Monday, April 1, 5-7 pm, 3335 Dwinelle Hall
A Seminar:  “The Baroque Theatrum Mundi in the Spanish 17th Century: Images, Values and Ideas”
Tuesday, April 2, 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