Events

AT BROWN 

All events are held at the Annmary Brown Memorial (21 Brown Street) at 5:30 PM and free of charge unless otherwise indicated.

2015-2016 REMS SCHEDULE OF LECTURES

Semester I

  • Tuesday, 27 October, Jason Jacobs (Roger Williams University,) "Gut Feelings: Bodies, Affect, and the Prehistory of the Self"
  • Thursday, 3 December, 4PM (Note: Change of time) Frank Klaassen  (University of Saskatchewan, CA,) "Diabolism, the Reformation, and the Origins of Modern Magic"

 

Semester II

  • Thursday, 4 February, Esther Ritman (Director & librarian, Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, Amsterdam,) "Hermetically Open"
  •   Wednesday, 16 March, Peter N. Miller (Bard Graduate Center,) TBD
  • Friday, 22 April at 4PM (Note: Change of date and time) Leah DeVun (Rutgers University,) “The Jesus Hermaphrodite: Heaven and Earth in Premodern Europe”


MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN HISTORY SEMINAR (with department of History) Schedule

JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY EVENTS

 

OUTSIDE BROWN

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EARLYMOD THIS WEEK

 

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:30pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Five College Renaissance Seminar Series

Lecture, “Defoliating Playbooks and the Reading Public”

Peter Berek, Amherst College

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

This event is free and open to the public.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6, 2016 – Click here to view schedule 
Sponsored by the Early Modern European History Workshop

Harvard-Princeton Graduate Conference in Early Modern European History
Lower Library, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy St., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 
*RSVP to emework@fas.harvard.edu by Feb 1 if you plan to attend on Saturday 2/6

 

*Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:30pm

Shakespearean Studies Seminar Series

Chairs: William Carroll, Coppélia Kahn

Seminar, "XH: Xerographic Humanities and Early English Books"

Zachary Lesser, University of Pennsylvania

Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 

 

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 – 5:30pm (Performance Lecture); Feb. 6-7, 2016 – 2-Day Workshop

Annmary Brown Memorial, Brown University, 21 Brown Street, Providence RI.  

Performance Lecture, "Songs from the Hesperides:  Michael Maier's 1618 Musical Alchemical Emblem Book Atalanta Fugiens,”

Donna Bilak, Columbia University;  and the solo voice ensemble Les Canards Chantants

A Performance Lecture exploring the sound and structure of Maier's seventeenth-century canons as encoded instructions for making the philosopher's stone.

This performance will be followed by a 2-day workshop on February 6-7 to explore how we might create a digital edition of the Atalanta Fugiens with an interdisciplinary perspective. 

To join the workshop please register by January 22, 2016,  by sending an email to Tara_Nummedal@brown.edu orEvelyn_Lincoln@brown.edu.

http://events.brown.edu/events/cal/CAL-00147cc4-522fee29-0152-31e7ead4-00002e10events@brown.edu/

 

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Concert, First Sunday Concert Series

Erik Simon Vuoritie, UMass Amherst

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Erik Simon Vuoritie will play a Renaissance Spanish guitar set. Refreshments will be available after the concert. Free and open to the public.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required. Please arrive on time as space is limited. Seating is first come, first served.

 

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 – Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Laura Estill, (Texas A&M), Scholar in Residence at The Renaissance Center

Renaissance Center, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Laura Estill of Texas A&M will be in residency at the Renaissance Center.

To make an appointment to meet during her office hours, please call 413-577-3600.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

 

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30pm

105th George Parker Winship Lecture

Lecture, “Editing Shakespeare for the Digital Age”

Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard University

Barker Center, Thompson Room, Harvard University, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

The lecture will be followed by an opening reception at Houghton Library for Shakespeare: His Collected Works, a major exhibition to mark the

quatercentenary of Shakespeare’s death. The George Parker Winship Lecture Series is supported by the fund established

by former members of the John Barnard Associates

For details contact Monique Duhaime at: duhaime@fas.harvard.edu

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History. 

Talk, "Bibliography and Native American Bodies in the Revolutionary Era,”

Michael Kelly (Amherst College), followed by a comment by David Hall (Harvard University)

Room 133, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Lecture, "Finding Drama in Early Modern English Manuscripts"

Laura Estill, Texas A&M

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

*Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 – 6:00pm

Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar Series

Chairs: Susan Lanser, Yoon Sun Lee, Ruth Perry
Dinner Symposium, "New Eyes on the 18th Century VII"
Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 

*Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 – 6:00pm

Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar Series

Chairs: Susan Lanser, Yoon Sun Lee, Ruth Perry
Dinner Symposium, "New Eyes on the 18th Century VII"
Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 

 

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*Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 – 4:00pm

Renaissance Studies Seminar Series 

Chair: Tom Conley

Seminar, "Drawing on Galileo: Astronomy, Art, and Appropriation" 

Eileen Reeves, Princeton University

Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Lecture on Birdlife

Dan Ziomek, Hadley Garden Center

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

*Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 - 5:30pm

Women & Culture in the Early Modern World Seminar Series

Co-Chairs: Diana Henderson and Marina Leslie

Seminar, “‘What Stuff Are You Reading Here?’: Encoding Intertextuality in Early Women’s Texts”

Sarah Connell, Northeastern University

Barker Center, Rm. 128, Harvard University 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

For more information call: 617-495-0738

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Lecture on Elizabethan music

David Gruender, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 – 4:30pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Five College Renaissance Seminar Series

Lecture, “Shakespeare and the Auteurs: Rethinking Adaptation through the Director's Cinema”

Greg Semenza, The University of Connecticut

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

This event is free and open to the public.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 5:00pm
Sponsored by the Early Modern European History Workshop

Talk, “Luminous Reflections: Thoughts on Enlightened Illumination and Illuminating the Enlightenment"

Darrin McMahon, Dartmouth College
Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy St., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, Mar.  2, 2016 – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Lecture on 17th Century Northampton

Rob Cox, UMass Amherst

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016, 5:00pm
Sponsored by the Early Modern European History Workshop

Talk, “The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to Enlightenment”

Brian Copenhaver, UCLA
Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy St., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 

*Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 – 6:00pm

Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar Series

Chairs: Susan Lanser, Yoon Sun Lee, Ruth Perry
Seminar, Reading Being Read: Gil Blas to Mary Wollstonecraft" 

Matthew Garrett, Wesleyan University

Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 

 

*Thursday, Mar. 3, 2016 - 5:30pm

Women & Culture in the Early Modern World Seminar Series

Co-Chairs: Diana Henderson and Marina Leslie

Seminar, " ‘She had no children, suppose she had’: Childlessness in Early Modern England”

Amy Rodgers, Mount Holyoke

Barker Center, Rm. 133, Harvard University 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

For more information call: 617-495-0738

 

Sunday, Mar.  6, 2016 – 2:00 pm-4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

First Sunday Concert Series

Concert, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor” exhibiting music from the Elizabethan golden age, played by Seven Times Salt

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Refreshments will be available after the concert. Free and open to the public. Please arrive on time as space is limited. Seating is first come, first served.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

Monday, Mar. 7, 2016, 5:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Renaissance Colloquium of the English Department, the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History and the Early Modern European History Workshop

Talk, "Writing Paper and Filing Systems in Early Modern English Households"
Heather Wolfe, Folger Shakespeare Library
Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy St., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, Mar.  9, 2016 – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Talk, “The Textual Cultures of Britain in 1633”

Helen Wilcox, University of Bangor

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

*Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 - 5:30pm

Shakespearean Studies Seminar Series

Chairs: William Carroll, Coppélia Kahn

Title TBA

Virginia Vaughan, Clark University

Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 

 

Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016 – 8:00am– noon

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Fundraiser, Annual Dakin Pancake Breakfast

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

The breakfast features syrup tapped from the Center’s own maple trees (a tradition begun by Janet Dakin) and donated by local sugarerRichard McIntyre.

This all you can eat breakfast features pancakes, sausage and bacon cooked up by volunteer chefs and served in the Reading Room. Suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2016 – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Rare Book Show and Tell from the Center’s collections

Jeff Goodhind, librarian at The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

Friday, Mar. 25, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

March Madness Renaissance Games Night

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Come for an evening of Renaissance board games and puzzles, much like our annual Games Night in November.

However, get ready for a whole new level of competition when the evening gets sprinkled with trivia questions on Shakespeare.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016 – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Annual Celebrity Lecture

Lecture, “What is ‘Early Music’ anyway, and why I like to perform ‘Historically Informed.’”

Alice Robbins, Five College Early Music Program

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided after the lecture.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2016, 12:00pm
Sponsored by the Early Modern European History Workshop

Talk, "Neither Disobedients nor Rebels: Early Modern/Modern Arguments for Lawful Resistance between the Old and the New World

Angela de Benedictis, University of Bologna
Lower Library, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy St., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

Sunday, Apr. 3, 2016 – 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

First Sunday Concert Series

Early Modern music from the Robin Hood Legend

Performed by the Ensemble Musica Humana

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Refreshments will be available after the concert. Free and open to the public.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required. Please arrive on time as space is limited. Seating is first come, first served.

 

Monday, Apr. 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2016 - 4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Community Class, The Hand-Press Book with Jeff Goodhind

Jeff Goodhind, Renaissance Center Librarian

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

An introduction to early printed books including paper, typesetting, printing, illustration, and binding.

No knowledge of book history required. Class will take place in the upstairs classroom. Free and open to the public.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

Please pre-register by calling 413-577-3600 or email renaissance@english.umass.edu by April 3rd.

 

Monday, Apr. 4, 2016 - 5:30pm

Co-sponsored by Houghton Library, the Early Sciences Working Group and the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History. 

Talk, “The Newton Project and the development of a digital edition”

Scott Mandelbrote, Cambridge University

Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016 - 5:30pm

Women & Culture in the Early Modern World Seminar Series

Co-Chairs: Diana Henderson and Marina Leslie

Seminar, “The Death of Women: Painting and Book Illustration in Seventeenth-Century France”

Marika Knowles, Harvard 

Room, 133, The Humanities Center, Barker Center, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

For more information call: 617-495-0738

 

Friday, Apr. 8, 2016 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Workshop, "God and the Philosophers in the seventeenth century” 

A one-day workshop organized by Ann Blair and James Hankins for the Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History featuring:

Lisa Downing, Ohio State University

Daniel Garber, Princeton University

Craig Martin, Oakland University

Jeff McDonough, Harvard University

Steven Nadler, University of Wisconsin Madison

Debora Shuger, UCLA

Please RSVP by April 4.  To RSVP and for more information click the below link:

http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/harvardcolloquium/event/conference-early-modern-european-intellectual-history?delta=0

 

*Friday, Mar. 8, 2016 – 6:00pm, Reception begins at 5:30pm

Sponsored by The Archives for Women in Medicine, a program of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine’s Center for the History of Medicine

Lecture, "Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England"

Olivia Weisser, University of Massachusetts Boston

Minot Room, fifth floor, Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston MA 02115

Website: https://cms.www.countway.harvard.edu/wp/?p=12585

Registration required: https://civicrm.countway.harvard.edu/index.php?q=civicrm/event/register&reset=1&id=81

 

*Friday, Apr. 8, 2016 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Workshop, "God and the Philosophers in the seventeenth century” 

A one-day workshop organized by Ann Blair and James Hankins for the Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History featuring:

Lisa Downing, Ohio State University

Daniel Garber, Princeton University

Craig Martin, Oakland University

Jeff McDonough, Harvard University

Steven Nadler, University of Wisconsin Madison

Debora Shuger, UCLA

CES Lower Level Conference Room, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge

Please RSVP by April 1.  To RSVP and for more information click the below link:

http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/harvardcolloquium/event/conference-early-modern-european-intellectual-history?delta=0

 

*Monday, Apr. 11, 2016 – 6:00pm

Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar Series

Chairs: Susan Lanser, Yoon Sun Lee, Ruth Perry
Seminar, Title TBA 
Deborah Valenze, Barnard College

Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 

 

Tuesday, Apr.  12, 2016 – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Annual Dan S. Collins Lecture

William West, Northwestern University

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

Tuesday, Apr.  12, 19, 26, and May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Community Class, Shakespeare with Tony Burton

Tony Burton, Renaissance Center Fellow

Renaissance Center, Classroom, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002

The Merchant of Venice: The issues aren't what you think. Please read the play beforehand. Free and open to the public.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

Please pre-register by April 11th at 413-577-3600 or at renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

*Thursday, Apr. 14, 2016 – 4:00pm

Renaissance Studies Seminar Series 

Chair: Tom Conley / Co-sponsored by Villa I Tatti. 

Seminar, "Florentine Soundscapes of the Fifteenth Century" 

Stephen Milner, University of Manchester

Evan MacCarthy, West Virginia University

Christopher Brown, Harvard University

Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 

 

Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 16 and 17, 2016 - 9:00am – 5:30pm

UMass Amherst College of Humanities & Fine Arts, UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance, The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Five College Early Music Program

Conference, Italian Madrigal Festival - Scholarly Symposium and Concerts

Alexandra Amati-Camperi (University of San Francisco),

Mauro Calcagno (UPenn)

Seth Coluzzi (Brandeis)

Catherine Deutsch (Univ. of Paris, Sorbonne)

Daniel Donnelly (McGill)

Giuseppe Gerbino (Columbia)

Anthony Newcomb (UC Berkeley)

Massimo Ossi (Indiana Univ. Bloomington)

Jessie Ann Owens (UC Davis)

Emiliano Ricciardi (UMass Amherst)

Laurie Stras (Univ. of Southampton)

Paul Schleuse (Binghamton, SUNY)

Chamber Choir and Illuminati, dir. Tony Thornton

April 16th: Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

April 17th: Grace Church (14 Boltwood Ave, Amherst, MA 01002),

     UMass Campus Center (1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01002),

     Bezanson Recital Hall (Fine Arts Center, Umass Amherst, 01002).

Free weekend conference on the Italian Madrigal at UMass Amherst features scholarly papers at the Renaissance Center on the 16thfollowed by concerts and round tables on the 17th.

Keep checking www.umass.edu/renaissance for updated conference schedules and information on registration.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for the concerts.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

 

Monday Apr. 18, 2016 – 5:00 -7:00pm

Talk, "Books as Jews: The Burning of the Talmud, Paris 1241 and Rome 1553." 

David Stern, Harvard University

Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, Harvard University, 35 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA

 

*Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts, Boston College
Lecture, "Shakespeare's Father"
Lena Cowen Orlin,  Georgetown University
101 Devlin Hall, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill

 

*Thursday, Apr. 21, 2016-  6:00pm 
Sponsored by Boston University Lectures in Criticism
Lecture, "Shakespeare's Wife"
Lena Cowen Orlin, Georgetown University
Location: Room 132, Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, , Boston
Reception after the lecture.

 

*Friday, Apr. 22, 5:30pm Reception, 6:00pm Seminar

Shakespearean Studies Seminar Series

Chairs: William Carroll, Coppélia Kahn

Seminar, “Shakespeare’s Daughters”

Lena Cowen Orlin, Georgetown University

Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 

 

Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016 - 9:00am – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Conference, Historical Swordsmanship Conference

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002

Full-day conference with academic papers as well as swordsmanship demonstrations. Lunch will be provided. Free and open to the public.

Please pre-register by April 29th at 413-577-3600 or renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.umass.edu/renaissance

 

Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 11:00am – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Festival, The 14th Annual Community Renaissance Festival

Various musical, theatrical, and experiential entertainment.

Renaissance Center, Great Meadow, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

We’ll have theater, music, falconry, juggling, sword demonstrations from Phoenix Swords, Renaissance games, artisans, dancing, and more! Costumes encouraged! Fun for the whole family.

Rain or shine. Plenty of on-site free parking. Food for sale from UMass concessions.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

Admission is free although donations are welcome.

 

Friday, May 6, 2016 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Community Event, Sonnetfest

Members of the Renaissance Center Community

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Our annual reading aloud of sonnets followed by white wine and strawberries.

Call the Center at 413-577-3600 to sign up to read a sonnet. Free and open to the public.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

Please call the center at 413-577-3600 if you would like to read a sonnet.

 

*Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – 6:00pm

Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar Series

Chairs: Susan Lanser, Yoon Sun Lee, Ruth Perry
Seminar, Title TBA 
Janet Todd, University of Aberdeen

Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Community Event and Lecture, Normand Berlin Tree Dedication and Shakespeare,

Adam Zucker, UMass Amherst

Renaissance Center, Reading Room and Meadow, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

We will dedicate the new oak tree at the Renaissance Center in memory of Normand Berlin, who taught community classes on Shakespeare at the Renaissance Center.

The dedication will be followed by a lecture on Shakespeare delivered by Adam Zucker. A reception will follow. Free and open to the public.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

 

Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, 2016 - 12:00pm each day

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies and The Young Shakespeare Players East

Performance of “Romeo and Juliet” by the

The Young Shakespeare Players East

Renaissance Center, Great Meadow Stage, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Free and open to the public. Keep checking www.umass.edu/renaissance for updates on times.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.

 

Saturday, Jun. 18, 2016 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Concert, Garden Opening Concert

Zoe Vandermeer, AyreCraft, and Nota Bene

Renaissance Center, Great Meadow, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

To celebrate the official opening of our gardens, we invite you to hear three concerts outside on the grounds of the Renaissance Center.

Guests may take refreshments outside to enjoy during the concerts.

No reservations are required.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

Suggested donation of $5 per person.

 

Monday, Jul. 11 – Friday, Jul. 15, 2016 – 9:00am – 3:30pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Summer Program, Kids Renaissance Summer (KRS)

Renaissance Center, Great Meadow, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Kids ages 9 – 13 can experience different aspects of the Renaissance through an interdisciplinary summer day program.

Activities will include performing scenes from Renaissance theater, playing authentic Renaissance games, testing out historical recipes, writing their own sonnets, painting “en plein air,” and more!

The week will culminate in a performance where the kids can display their creations, perform their scenes, and read their very own sonnets for their friends and families.

Keep checking www.umass.edu/renaissance for more information on registration night and tuition.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

 

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 – 11am – 1pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Enchanted Circle Theater, and Holyoke Public Schools

Theater, Acting Shakespeare

Enchanted Circle Theater

Renaissance Center, Great Meadow, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Student actors from Holyoke school system’s summer acting program will present scenes from a Shakespeare play, using the Hampshire Shakespeare Company’s main stage.

Stay for a light picnic lunch afterwards! Free and open to the public.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations.

 

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