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Friday, September 15, 2017, 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM, History Department Lounge, Room 5114
Reception for new and returning students and faculty in Renaissance Studies​
Presentation of Essay Award to Jennie Youssef (Ph.D. Candidate, Theatre) for her essay, “A Querelles of Queens: An Alternate Reading of Antoine de Montchrestien’s La Reine D’Escosse.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 10:00 AM – 5 PM, Room C197
The Early Modern Cultural Impact of the Lutheran Reformation

Featured speakers: 
Debora K Shuger (Distinguished Professor, English, UCLA)
Richard McCoy (Disginguished Professor, English, CUNY)
Jeffrey Chipps Smith (Kay Fortson Chair in European Art, University of Texas, Austin)
Sarah Covington (Professor, History, CUNY)
Andrew  Morrall (Professor, Chair of Academic Programs, Bard Graduate Center),
W. David Myers (Professor, History, Fordham)

Reception to follow in Room 5114
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Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program and Renaissance Society of America

Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM, Room 9204
Collecting Cultures in the Age of Exploration
Featured speaker: Surekha Davies (Assistant Professor, European History, Western Connecticut University)

Surekha Davies is the author of Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge University Press, 2016), winner of the Morris D. Forkosch Prize from the Journal of the History of Ideas, and the Roland H. Bainton Prize in History from the Sixteenth-Century Studies Society. She will be speaking about her new book project “Collecting Artifacts in the Age of Empire” which, as she writes, “analyzes travel and geographical literature, inventories, artifacts and institutional archives from the early sixteenth to the late nineteenth centuries in order to reconsider what the lives of objects can tell us about empires. “

Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:30 AM-6 PM, Elebash Recital Hall
Affect Theory and the History of Emotions in Early Modern England

Speakers include: Katharine Craik Mary Floyd-Wilson (Bowman and Gordan Gray Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill); Amanda Bailey (Professor, English, University of Maryland); Benedict Robinson (Associate Professor, English, SUNY Stonybrook), Patricia Cahill (Associate Professor, English, Emory); Katharine Craik (Reader, Early Modern Literature, Oxford Brookes)​

Friday, April 27 2018, 4:00- 5:30 PM, Room C198
Festive Performance, Theatrical Surrogates: Early Modern Holidays and Commercial Playing
Featured speaker:  Erika Lin (Professor, Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center)