Renaissance Centre Warwick

Renaissance Centre Warwick


I take the liberty of sharing this fascinating CFP
Inside the castle walls of Braganca we find the Church of St. Mary of the Assumption and the “Domus Municipalis” (XV century), that is a perfect example of Romanesque architecture, and is a unique building in the Iberian Peninsula. – Bragança - Portugal
Conference Announcement

Greece, Greeks, and Greek in the Renaissance

Sunday, 13 December 2015
University of Cyprus, Archaeological Research Unit (12 Gladstone Street, Nicosia)


Welcome and Introduction (Natasha Constantinidou & Han Lamers) (9.00-9.15)

Session A: Classical Greek Learning in the Latin West (9.15-11.15)
- Paola Tomé (Magdalen College, Oxford), ‘Aldus Manutius and the Learning of Greek’
- Luigi-Alberto Sanchi (Institut d’Histoire du Droit - UMR 7184), ‘Greek studies in Paris, ca 1490-1540: From a Thirsty Desert to the Rise of the Collège de France’
- Raf Van Rooy (University of Leuven), ‘A Professor at Work: Hadrianus Amerotius (1490s–1560) and the Study of Greek in 16th-century Louvain’

Coffee Break (11.15-11.30)

Session B: Reconciling the Classical and Byzantine Pasts (11.30-13.30)
- Eirini Papadaki (University of Cyprus), ‘The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Early-Modern Greek Literature’
- Federica Ciccolella (Texas A&M University), ‘The Anacreontic Hymns of Maximos Margounios (1549-1602): A Revival of Byzantine Poetry?’
- Calliopi Dourou (Harvard University), ‘The Longs and Shorts of an Emergent Nation: Nikolaos Loukanes’s 1526 Iliad and the Unprosodic New Trojans’

Lunch Break (13.30-14.30)

Session C: Reception, Appropriation, and Uses of Classical Greek Learning (14.30-16.30)
- Hélène Cazès (University of Victoria), ‘A Passion for Ancient Greek in Renaissance Europe: (Re-)Inventing Philology and Humanism’
- Malika Bastin-Hammou (Grenoble University), ‘Teaching Greek with Aristophanes in the French Renaissance’
- Luigi Silvano (University of Turin), ‘Studying Humanist School Commentaries on the Greek Classics (XV-early XVI c.): A state of the Art’

Coffee Break (16.30-16.45)

Session D: Responses & Round Table Discussion (16.45-18.00)

All are welcome! For further information and registration, please contact [email protected].

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick: Interdisciplinary Study, I

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick: Interdisciplinary Study, International Research

Operating as usual


Announcement: The publication of the third and final volume of the ‘Renaissance Conflict and Rivalries’ project (Leverhulme International Network). The volume (eds. Jill Kraye, Marc Laureys, and David Lines) is entitled Management and Resolution of Conflict and Rivalries in Renaissance Europe (V&R / Bonn University Press, 2013).


Warwick’s Centre for the Study of the Renaissance is once again planning to offer an online course on Latin for Research in the Humanities, open to post-beginners, which explores and compares the writing styles and approaches of humanists from across Europe. This course helps participants (staff or students) develop the ability to read and understand Renaissance Latin texts, while allowing them to brush up their Latin skills for research purposes. The weekly meetings of 90 minutes focus on a small number of Neo-Latin authors in order to build familiarity with their particular styles and rhetorical practices. This is not a beginners Latin language class, so attendees are expected to have at least an intermediate knowledge of Latin.

The courses will run during terms 1 and 2, online via MS Teams, with classes taking place on Monday afternoons, 17:00-18:30 (UK time), starting on Monday 9th October 2023. Term 1 syllabus details can be found here .

There is a fee of £200 per course/per term, charged to non-Warwick students, with a reduction in fees if both courses are taken. It is not obligatory to take both courses, nor do you have to have taken the term 1 course in order to take the term 2 course.

Term 1’s course is open for booking until 11th September 2023 and places are limited. It is being offered at times that should be convenient for participants in the UK, continental Europe, and the Americas. Participants from institutions in the Newberry Library Consortium may be eligible to have their course costs refunded (check with your institution’s administrator). Applicants are required to fill out a brief questionnaire for the course, which can be found here,


Online Palaeography Tuition delivered by Warwick’s Centre for the Study of the Renaissance

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance will offer online Palaeography classes (From Manuscript to Print) for both English and Latin during term 1, Autumn 2023. These are unassessed courses, designed to help students learn to read and transcribe documents from the late Middle Ages to the early modern period. Both Palaeography courses provide some theoretical elements on manuscripts and prints, but strongly emphasise transcription practice and discussion within a seminar format

Students will learn to identify and correctly transcribe a variety of scripts, taken from manuscripts, archival documents, and early printed books. The classes are taught online (typically via MS Teams) by experienced researchers and involve a fair amount of homework (typically 2-3 hours per week).

The English stream will take place on Friday afternoons, 14:00-15:30 (BST), starting 6th October 2023, with Latin classes taking place on Thursday afternoons, 17:00-18:30 (BST), starting 12th October 2023. Latin palaeography requires at least an intermediate knowledge of Latin.

Further information on palaeography in general is available on our website, with links to the different streams and application forms accessible from this page.
Places on the course are limited, so selection will be based on the details given in your brief application, and there is a fee of £200 charged to non-Warwick students. In order to register your interest for either stream, please complete the short form accessible from the link above. Queries can be directed to the CSR’s administrator on [email protected] or directly with the course convenor, details on individual course pages.

The courses are open for booking until 11th September at the latest. They are being offered at times that should be convenient for participants in the UK, continental Europe, and the Americas. Participants from institutions in the Newberry Library Consortium may be eligible to have their course costs refunded (check with your institution’s administrator). Course applications will be assessed after the closing date, and you will be informed of the outcome of your application subsequently.


In today's blog post, curator Jeremy Penner champions documentary papyri. Usually not seen as particularly riveting reading material because they typically capture the mundane and seemingly boring rhythms of ancient daily life, he argues that with careful attention and sensitivity to their context, they can reveal a fascinating world that is not so different from ours.


Warwick's Centre for the Study of the Renaissance encourages outstanding candidates to submit an expression of interest for a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, tenable at Warwick starting in 2024/25. The deadline for contacting the Director about these is 10th August; formal expressions of interest are due 28th August. Full details here

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships Warwick's Centre for the Study of the Renaissance (CSR) invites expressions of interest for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme. These awards are intended to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a unive...


We are also delighted to announce that the application deadline to the CSR's taught MA has been extended to the end of July (August 14th at very latest)! Up to two scholarships (£5,000 each) are offered to outstanding applicants. Funding will be set against tuition fees, eligibility criteria and application form here:

The MA in Culture of the European Renaissance is the only Renaissance MA in the UK to include a full university term in Venice (Term 1). More information is available here.


Registration now open for in-person conference, 'Making Evidence and Crafting Gravitational Knowledge in the Early Modern World'. Thursday 6th July at the University of Warwick. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and organised by Xiaona Wang, Sergio Orozco-Echeverri and Michael Bycroft. Full programme, inc registration, on website.

Photos from BnF - Bibliothèque nationale de France's post 20/06/2023

Tom Pert is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of his first monograph The Palatine Family and the Thirty Years' War: Experiences of Exile in Early Modern Europe, 1632-1648 by Oxford University Press on 1 July 2023. Dr Pert's book examines the experiences of exiled royal and noble dynasties during the early modern period through a study of the rulers of the Electorate of the Palatinate during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648). By drawing on a wide range of archival source materials, ranging from financial records, printed manifestos, and considerable quantities of diplomatic and personal correspondence, it investigates the resources available to the exiled 'Palatine Family' as well as their attempts to recover the lands and titles lost by Elector Frederick V - the son-in-law of King James VI and I of England and Scotland - in the opening stages of the Thirty Years' War. For more information see:


𝗔𝘂 𝗫𝗩𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝗲̀𝗰𝗹𝗲, 𝘆 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝘁-𝘁-𝗶𝗹 𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗲𝗺𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝘆𝗽𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗲𝘀 𝗲𝗻 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲 ? Les sources relatives à la présence des femmes dans les ateliers sont rares, mais des épouses et filles de typographes ont bien pu contribuer à l’essor de l’imprimerie. 🔎 En écho à notre , partons sur leur traces !

Pour cerner le rôle des femmes dans les ateliers d’imprimerie, il faut faire appel aux archives. C’est là que leurs noms émergent, le plus souvent aux moments cruciaux pour la transmission du patrimoine, tels mariages et veuvages. 📚 Les archives vénitiennes portent la trace de Paula de Messine, épouse en seconde union de Jean de Spire premier imprimeur de Venise, et de Margarita Ugelheimer, v***e de Peter, le financier de Nicolas Jenson. Elles n’ont peut-être pas maitrisé la typographie, mais ont certainement joué toutes les deux un rôle fondamental dans la gestion du capital familial.

💡 A la charnière du XVIe siècle, la pratique de la typographie appartient en effet à un monde d’hommes, d’autant plus qu’elle exige la maîtrise du latin, une compétence que les femmes avaient peu de chances d’acquérir. Mais des exceptions existent : Perrette Bade, fille du typographe humaniste Josse Bade et épouse de l’imprimeur parisien Robert Estienne, était une femme savante, très probablement capable de comprendre et de parler le latin.

A Florence, il existe un témoignage encore plus exceptionnel : à San Jacopo di Ripoli un atelier actif de 1477 à 1484 environ était animé par les nonnes, sous la direction de deux frères. Sa production ne se limitait pas aux besoins de la communauté, mais était également destinée à des ateliers clients et montre que les femmes ont pu composer des livres avant 1500.

📆 Pour continuer à voyager aux origines de l’imprimerie en Europe :

Illustration : « Antoine Vérard présente son livre à François d’Angoulême, en présence de Louise de Savoie et de Marguerite d’Angoulême [?] », dans Octavien de Saint-Gelais, Le Séjour d’honneur, 1503, BnF, Réserve des livres rares, Vélins 2239, fol. 1vo


Expressions of interest sought from highly qualified researchers in the field who seek to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF), tenable within the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance (Warwick). The CSR is keen to attract candidates of the highest calibre. Successful candidates are likely to be several years out of the PhD and to have published a monograph, in addition to articles in highly respected international journals. Deadline 15th July 2023.


Warwick University’s Centre for the Study of the Renaissance (CSR) is holding a community study day on Friday, 29th September 2023, 10-3.30pm. The day course will give attendees an opportunity to explore this multifaceted topic, through a focused and immersive experience in our Faculty of Arts Building (FAB). We will examine religious, cultural, economic and intellectual contact between the East and West in a variety of contexts, from Byzantium to China. Tea/coffee and lunch will be provided. The cost of the course is £60pp, numbers will be limited to around sixteen. Registration details on the website.

East Meets West: Medieval and Renaissance Encounters Warwick University’s Centre for the Study of the Renaissance (CSR) is holding a community study day on Friday, 29th September 2023. The day course will give the attendees an opportunity to explore this multifaceted topic, through a focused and immersive experience in our Faculty of Arts Building (...

Photos from British Library's post 08/06/2023
Director's Seminar - 'What is an early modern viral image?' 06/06/2023

Director's Seminar - 'What is an early modern viral image?' Porras will present her new book, The First Viral Images: Maerten de Vos, Antwerp print and the early modern globe (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2023), which traces the complex production and reception histories of an illustrated book, a painting and an engraving, all made in Antwerp in the....


The library is dangerous –
Don’t go in. If you do

You know what will happen.
It’s like a pet store or a bakery –

Every single time you’ll come out of there
Holding something in your arms.

— Don't Go into the Library, Alberto Ríos 📚

Timeline photos 25/05/2023

We're excited and proud to announce the opening of a beautiful new base in the heart of Venice! 🎉

Overlooking the Grand Canal, the space within the Palazzo Giustinian Lolin building will be used all-year round, which will benefit thousands of students, researchers and partners from all over the world 🇮🇹

Warwick is one of the only universities in the world to have a permanent base in Venice, with the first opening in 1967. Many of our alumni have had the opportunity to study in Venice, giving generations of Warwick students a hugely important experience and memories to last a lifetime.


Book launch Monday 19 June, 5:30pm UK time (London, The Warburg Institute and online), to celebrate the publication of Claudia Daniotti’s book Reinventing Alexander: Myth, Legend, History in Renaissance Italian Art (Brepols, 2022). This book provides the first comprehensive study of the representation of Alexander the Great in Renaissance Italian Art, exploring a fundamental turning point in the tradition: the transition from the medieval imagery of Alexander as a legendary fairy-tale hero to the new historically grounded portrait of him as an example of moral virtue and military prowess. Prof. Louise Bourdua (Warwick) and Prof. Jill Kraye (Warburg) will present and discuss the book with the author. Attendance free in person or online with advance booking.


The way in which architects have studied the fragments, ruins and buildings of the past has been a consistent focus of architectural history from the earliest times. The conference entitled ”Fragments, Architecture, and Antiquarian Knowledge”, to be held on 8 – 9 June 2023, will address how different types of information on past architecture were created, collected, translated, and disseminated via various media between the Sixteenth and Eighteenth Centuries. The conference is open to the public free of charge. Pre-registration is required to guarantee seating: [email protected]. Read more →

'Of Honey, Heaven Sent. An Illustrated History of Bees' 16/05/2023

'Of Honey, Heaven Sent. An Illustrated History of Bees' This online short course offers an introduction to an illustrated history of bees and their cultural significance, from Antiquity through to the present day. Considered to be ‘the most honoured of animals’ by John Chrysostom, on account of their selflessness, bees have been a constant source of ...


From our collection: This volume, one of a few existing examples of a chain binding, still retains the remnant of the hand-wrought chain which fastened it securely to a shelf. At the time of the publication of this book in the 1490s, books were so valuable that they were often chained in place to foil thieves.

The book, which contains Thomas à Kempis’s “Opera” and Saint Albertus Magnus’s “Compendium Theologice Veritatis,” is bound in blind-tooled pigskin over shaped wooden boards and embellished with protective brass clasps and bosses. An inscription appears on the front cover protected by a thin piece of transparent horn mounted in a brass frame. See more at (Folger INC T320)


A long time ago in a manuscript far, far away….

Some of these illuminated characters wouldn't look out of place in Mos Eisley Cantina:

Timeline photos 25/04/2023

The St. John Fragment (Greek P 457) is currently back on display in the Rylands Gallery in our 'A Living Library' display which runs until 11 November 2023.

The Fragment of the Gospel of John is one of the Library’s most famous artefacts. This small scrap of papyrus only measures 8.9 x 6.0 cm, but provides a wealth of information.

The first side contains the beginning of seven lines from John 18:31-33, the reverse contains the end of seven lines from John 18:37-38.

High quality digital images are available in the Library's image collections at

Timeline photos 18/04/2023

On Saturday 22 April we’re celebrating the publication of the first edition of William Shakespeare’s plays 400 years ago.

Between 11am-4pm meet curators and researchers exploring the global connections of Shakespeare’s works.

See our website for more information:

The Queen in the Coventry Tapestry talk and exhibition launch - St Marys Guildhall 18/04/2023

Exhibition by Medieval Coventry, 'Royal Women of Influence in Medieval Coventry: Queen Isabella and Queen Margaret of Anjou' running from the 24th April to the 1st July at St Mary's Guildhall in Coventry, with a launch event on 4th May. The launch event will start at 7pm with two talks: Dr Rachel Delman, Oxford University: 'Margaret of Anjou and her connection with Coventry' and Dr Mark Webb: 'Latest research on the St Mary's Hall tapestry with a focus on the figure of the queen'. There will be an opportunity to walk around the exhibition and discuss the contents and the tapestry with the speakers.

The Queen in the Coventry Tapestry talk and exhibition launch - St Marys Guildhall Join us for this evening event to launch our spring temporary exhibition and discover some of the royal connections to the Coventry Tapestry, and ...


The calendars have now turned to spring and there are only 7 weeks to go until the closing date for this year's PG and ECR essay competition. We hope that you're ready to edit!
Each year, The Society for Court Studies offers a prize of £500 and the chance for publication in The Court Historian to the best essay in Court History.
We are open to any aspect of discussion of Court History - and we look forward to learning so much. Entries should be under 10,000 words and be submitted by 31 May 2023 to the journal's editors at [email protected]
ps. For this competition, an ECR counts as within 8 years of doctoral award.


Renaissance Centre PG (Masters) Open day 2023 You are warmly invited to the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance's Open Day on Wednesday 26th April 2023, where we will be giving potential students the opportunity to listen to a brief overview of the Centre here at Warwick and its courses (credit and non-credit), opportunities available, appl...

Processing the Pandemic III: Hope 04/04/2023

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Processing the Pandemic III: Hope A transdisciplinary symposium using the experience of the past to find hope in a time of crisis.

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