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Committee for Renaissance Studies

Chair

Marina S. Brownlee

Executive Committee

Leonard Barkan, Comparative Literature

Marina S. Brownlee, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature

Pietro Frassica, French and Italian

Anthony T. Grafton, History

Wendy Heller, Music

Thomas Kaufmann, Art and Archaeology

Christopher Petty Heuer, Art and Archaeology

Eileen A. Reeves, Comparative Literature

François P. Rigolot, French and Italian

Gideon A. Rosen, Philosophy, ex officio

Nigel Smith, English


The Committee for Renaissance Studies, under the general direction of the Council of the Humanities, seeks to foster interdisciplinary discussion and cooperation among members of the University engaged in the study of Renaissance culture in Western Europe, the Mediterranean area, and Latin America. The committee includes specialists in fields such as history, English and continental literatures, and the arts. There is also a wider representation from other fields among those related to Renaissance studies in order to provide a forum for discussion of research in progress by faculty members, students, members of the Institute for Advanced Study, and visiting scholars. In addition to a program of public lectures, designed in collaboration with other departments and programs, the committee gives logistic support to the Renaissance and Early Modern Colloquium, an informal discussion group organized by faculty and graduate students across disciplines at Princeton. Interested faculty and students are invited to consult members of the committee, who will assist them in obtaining further information. Each spring the committee also sponsors a symposium on a topic of general interest. Interested faculty and students are invited to consult members of the committee, who will assist them in obtaining further information. For information about enrollment in courses, students should consult individual instructors. (See also Program in Medieval Studies.)

A list of undergraduate courses in Renaissance studies may be found on the committee's website.