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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 2019-20 academic year.

REMS DE Director: Diego Pirillo,
Italian Studies,

Faculty Graduate Adviser: David Marno,

Graduate Student Services Adviser: Mary Ajideh,

Executive Committee:
Ivonne del Valle, Spanish and Portuguese
Timothy Hampton, French and Comparative Literature
Kinch Hoekstra, Political Science
Victoria Kahn, Comparative Literature and English
Jeffrey Knapp, English
David Marno, English
Diego Pirillo, Italian Studies
Christopher Geary, English (graduate student representative)

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The REMS Research Grant Program for 2020-2021 is open with a deadline of April 27, 2020 at 5pm.  These grants are designed to support graduate students who are currently enrolled in REMS and are either doing initial work on their dissertation topic or who are further along in the writing of their dissertation but will not defend by the end of the current academic year.  The application is located under the Resources section of our website.

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

Stanford University
Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies